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Table 3: Criminal Charge Types in Territorial Courts
Type of Charge 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30, 2002
# % # % # %
Administration of Justice Charges 936 21% 1400 23% 722 24%
Drugs 210 5% 165 3% 108 4%
Offences Against the Person 1422 32% 2088 35% 1054 36%
Property Offences 822 19% 1188 20% 586 20%
Territorial and Municipal Offences 695 16% 836 14% 345 12%
Other Offences 312 7% 342 6% 148 5%
Total 4397 100% 6019 101% 2963 101%

Notes:

  1. Source: Court Services, Department of Justice, GNWT.
  2. Includes filings for all cases. This is different from Table 2, which does not include summary offence ticket violations.
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