Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.5 Degree of hierarchy in police services, by type of community

Figure IV.5 shows in percentages the degree of hierarchy in sampled police services, by the type of community.

  • Metropolitan

    • 1–3 ranks 6%
    • 4–6 ranks 22%
    • 7+ ranks 72%
  • Suburban/exurban

    • 1–3 ranks 33%
    • 4–6 ranks 33%
    • 7+ ranks 33%
  • Rural/small town

    • 1–3 ranks 53%
    • 4–6 ranks 47%
    • 7+ ranks 0%

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