V. Situational Factors Affecting Police Discretion

Description of Figure V.4

Figure V.4 Regional distribution of views on the impact on decision-making of the youth’s prior record

Figure V.4 shows the regional distribution of views on the impact on decision-making of the youth’s prior record, by percentage of officers who consider it a factor or a major factor

  • Territories 90%
  • British Columbia 87%
  • Prairies 85%
  • Ontario 98%
  • Quebec 65%
  • Atlantic 85%
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