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Table 10: Plea in JP Courts, by Court Registry
Registry 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30, 2002
Plea Plea Plea
Guilty Not Guilty Total Guilty Not Guilty Total Guilty Not Guilty Total
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Yellowknife 248 67% 121 33% 369 324 65% 172 35% 496 136 44% 170 56% 306
Inuvik 247 92% 21 8% 268 215 97% 6 3% 221 95 100% 0 0% 95
Hay River 251 88% 33 12% 284 245 96% 10 4% 255 114 96% 5 4% 119
Total charges 746 81% 175 19% 921 784 81% 188 19% 972 345 66% 175 34% 520

Note:

  1. Source: Adapted from Court Services data, Department of Justice, GNWT.
  2. These data only include charges for which a plea was recorded. An entry of “no plea” was made in the criminal information system for 29% to 37% of charges in the years presented in this table. These usually represent cases in which the accused is not present in court and is convicted ex parte by the JP.
  3. This table does not include summary offence ticket informations such as liquor violations, municipal by-laws, and fishing regulations.
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