More than 1,000 children aged between 11 and 16 were arrested in Nottinghamshire in less than a year – for offences including rape, arson and murder.

The most common allegations made against young people concerned criminal damage and burglary and theft, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Of the 1,098 arrests made by Nottinghamshire Police between January 1 and November 26, 2015, 148 were for criminal damage.

Reported by the Nottingham Post. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.