V. Situational Factors Affecting Police Discretion

Description of Figure V.9

Figure V.9 Regional distribution of views on the impact on decision-making of the youth's demeanour, by the perceived level of youth crime in the jurisdiction

Figure V.9 shows the regional distribution of views on the impact on decision-making of the youth's demeanour, by the perceived level of youth crime in the jurisdiction, by percentage of officers who consider it a factor or a major factor

  • Territories
    • Normal amount of youth crime 67%
    • A lot of youth crime 100%
  • British Columbia
    • Normal amount of youth crime 67%
    • A lot of youth crime 100%
  • Prairies
    • Normal amount of youth crime 80%
    • A lot of youth crime 100%
  • Ontario
    • Normal amount of youth crime 64%
    • A lot of youth crime 70%
  • Quebec
    • Normal amount of youth crime 38%
    • A lot of youth crime 100%
  • Atlantic
    • Normal amount of youth crime 50%
    • A lot of youth crime

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