Some cities impose a daytime curfew for juveniles in their city. This is an attempt by the city to proactively enforce state compulsory education laws. However, this gives authorities the presumptive power to stop or detain any juvenile, despite otherwise completely lawful behavior, because of a suspicion that the child may be subject to state compulsory education laws.
Issues related to compuslory education are matters for the schools to work out with parents and should not form the basis for criminal or other action by the city against its residents. Because these laws infringe on individual liberty, this metric is included as 10% of the Individual Liberty category.
The score for this metric is a statistical z-score based on a simple qualitative binary score that measures whether the city has any daytime curfew laws or not.
To see a specific city's laws for this metric, click on its name in the right column, then find the = Daytime Curfew ?> row in the table below the Individual Liberty category.