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Children Arrested (1721A/21)


How many children have been arrested in the past five years? (From 1st December 2016-30th November 2021)

For each incident please include the:

– Child’s age

– Child’s sex

– The crime recorded

– Outcome (e.g. whether they were charged or released under investigation)


We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email, I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached our response.

Please note that we have provided the ‘Reason’ field as well as the ‘Offence Title’ field. ‘Reason’ is the reason for arrest, and what an officer will state an individual has been arrested for when they first come into custody. In some cases, this can change or be added to once the individual has been searched or interviewed, this is ‘Offence Title’.


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 31(1)(a)(b) – Law enforcement

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (1721A_PIT).