Police forces in England and Wales make 75,000 fewer arrests
5 January 2016
From the section England
The number of arrests by police has fallen by more than 75,000 in a year
Police arrested 75,000 fewer people in England and Wales than the previous year, according to official figures.
Across the 43 forces there was a 7% average drop. Sussex recorded the biggest decline in 2014-15 compared with the previous year, a 26% fall.
Home Office figures show fewer people arrested almost everywhere, which the Police Federation warned may be down to cuts to force budgets.
Sussex Police said its decrease was due to changes in the way data is …read more
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