Which reviews are rarer than others?

I think that late answers should be the rarest but I want a order of rarity of them.


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At the time of writing, the global number of reviews done was:

  1. Close: 398,338
  2. Suggested Edits: 262,766
  3. First Posts: 210,381
  4. Low Quality: 205,281
  5. Reopen: 69,808
  6. Late Answer: 23,339

Personally, I was a bit surprised that First Post is that high in the list. Subjectively, I would have thought it below Low Quality and closer to Reopen.

It should be noted that the criteria for reviewing sometimes change, which can change the current number of reviews relative to the global number.

global number of reviews

  • $\begingroup$ You forgot suggested edits. $\endgroup$ Aug 8, 2016 at 18:54
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. I added the information $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Aug 8, 2016 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ One factor is that the privilege to review First Posts and Late Answers is given at $500$ reputation points, much earlier than other queues. So there are more "eyeballs" on these items. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Aug 8, 2016 at 19:39
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    $\begingroup$ I added a pie chart :) Hope you don't mind. $\endgroup$ Aug 9, 2016 at 7:40
  • $\begingroup$ How come you know these values ? :) thanks $\endgroup$
    – user312097
    Aug 9, 2016 at 9:26
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    $\begingroup$ @ritwiksinha go here and click on "recent review" in the queue you're interested in. You'll find the total number of reviews and the reviewer ranking. $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Aug 9, 2016 at 11:07

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