V. Situational Factors Affecting Police Discretion

Description of Figure V.1

Figure V.1 Regional distribution of views on the impact of the victim’s preference

Figure V.1 shows the regional distribution of views on the impact of the victim’s preference, by percentage of officers who consider it a factor or a major factor

  • Territories 40%
  • British Columbia 50%
  • Prairies 56%
  • Ontario 63%
  • Quebec 75%
  • Atlantic 31%
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