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Table 2: Total Adult and Youth Criminal Cases, by Registry
Registry/ Type of Accused Calendar Year
2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30, 2002
# of cases % adult or youth in each location # of cases % adult or youth in each location # of cases % adult or youth in each location
Territorial Court
Yellowknife Adult 1 167 92 % 1 306 89 % 670 91 %
Yellowknife Youth 108 8 % 167 11 % 69 9 %
Hay River Adult 855 87 % 810 79 % 404 76 %
Hay River Youth 126 13 % 214 21 % 131 24 %
Inuvik Adult 800 77 % 677 68 % 409 82 %
Inuvik Youth 236 23 % 325 32 % 91 18 %
Total Adult 2 822 86 % 2 793 80 % 1 483 84 %
Total Youth 470 14 % 706 20 % 291 16 %
Total Combined 3 292 100 % 3 499 100 % 1 774 100 %
Supreme Court 37 - 81 - 27 -

Notes:

  1. Source: Court Services, Department of Justice, GNWT.
  2. Frequency counts include all cases that were filed on the basis of an information (i.e., Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other federal offences, and some territorial offences). Frequency counts of cases do not include Summary Offence Ticket Informations (SOTIs) such as liquor violations, municipal bylaws and fishing regulations.
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