Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.2 Size of police services, by type of community

Figure IV.2 shows in percentages the sizes (i.e., the number of sworn officers) of sampled police services, by type of community.

  • Metropolitan

    • Less than 25 officers 3%
    • 25–49 officers 13%
    • 50–99 officers 7%
    • 100+ officers 77%
  • Suburban/exurban

    • Less than 25 officers 11%
    • 25–49 officers 28%
    • 50–99 officers 28%
    • 100+ officers 33%
  • Rural/small town

    • Less than 25 officers 48%
    • 25–49 officers 39%
    • 50–99 officers 14%
    • 100+ officers 0%

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