V. Situational Factors Affecting Police Discretion

Description of Figure V.7

Figure V.7 The impact on decision-making of the youth’s demeanour, by the type of community and the perceived level of youth crime

Figure V.7 shows the impact on decision-making of the youth’s demeanour, by the type of community and the perceived level of youth crime, by percentage of officers who consider it a factor or a major factor

  • Rural/small town
    • Normal amount of youth crime 48%
    • A lot of youth crime 100%
  • Suburban/exurban
    • Normal amount of youth crime 71%
    • A lot of youth crime 92%
  • Metropolitan
    • Normal amount of youth crime 78%
    • A lot of youth crime 71%

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