Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.17 Styles of policing by type of community

Figure IV.17 shows the distribution of policing styles used by sampled police officers serving in different communities.

  • Metropolitan

    • Mostly reactive 44%
    • A bit of both 44%
    • Mostly proactive 11%
  • Suburban/exurban

    • Mostly reactive 36%
    • A bit of both 61%
    • Mostly proactive 4%
  • Rural/small town

    • Mostly reactive 38%
    • A bit of both 54%
    • Mostly proactive 9%

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