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Table 9: Average Time from Case Initiation to Final Disposition in Territorial and Supreme Courts: Resident vs Circuit Courts

Supreme
Type and Location of Court Young Offenders Adults Combined
2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002
Resident Courts Not Applicable 95 130 119 Not Applicable
Circuit Courts Not Applicable 97 171 135 Not Applicable

Territorial
Type and Location of Court Young Offenders Adults Combined
2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002 2000 2001 Jan 1 – June 30 2002
Yellowknife 36 49 57 61 80 82 59 77 79
Hay River 11 53 49 29 65 70 26 62 64
Inuvik 37 47 66 54 49 66 47 48 66
Resident Courts Combined 34 50 55 57 72 76 53 68 72
Circuit Courts 33 54 67 60 65 64 54 62 64

Note:

  1. Source: Adapted from Court Services data, Department of Justice, GNWT.
  2. The number in the columns represents the average number of days from the initiation of the case to its final disposition.
  3. Circuit courts operating out of Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik serve 21 communities.
  4. The averages for Hay River and Inuvik Supreme Court cases are based on too few cases to provide meaningful comparisons, so have been combined with Yellowknife cases.
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