I read this novel in the early 1960s, I think. I was perhaps not even in my teens. I got it from the public library.
There is a solar-system-wide planetary civilization, but it is limited to that. The only detail I remember clearly is that law enforcement uses "tangle webs" to subdue criminals or people who are wanted. This is a device that is thrown at the perpetrator or wanted person that expands into a net that enfolds him and renders him harmless.
I cannot remember the name of the author. I had the idea that it was Fritz Leiber or Keith Laumer but I can't find anything that sounds like it by googling them.
The title might be "Steps to the Stars" or something like that but it is definitely not the book by Daniel Fry. It ends on a high note, that humanity will now be able to go beyond the solar system and visit other stars. I can't remember how that happened.