Sharp fall in young police officers
The number of young police officers in England and Wales has fallen by nearly 50% in two years.
There were 9,088 officers aged under 26 in 2009-10 but only 4,758 in 2011-12, figures obtained by the BBC show.
Overall police numbers hit a nine-year low in 2012, due to tighter budget constraints slowing recruitment.
Helen Fawkes reports.
13 Jan 2013
- From the section UK