General Social Survey - Canadians' Safety (GSS)

Perception of person: local police treating people fairly, category

Perception of local police treating people fairly refers to whether a person feels that the local police force does a good job, an average job or a poor job of treating people fairly. Local police force refers to the police responsible for the municipality, and excludes security guards, fire marshals, by-law officers and all others who have no authority to make arrests.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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