Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4 Percentage of apprehended young persons charged, by province, 1977-2000

Figure II.4 shows the trends over time since 1977 in the percentage of young persons charged with criminal offences for each province and the territories. The territories are grouped together. It also indicates average percentages for each province and the territories for the periods from 1997 to 1983 and from 1986 to 2000.

(Note: For the purposes of this text file, estimates have been made of percentages shown in the actual figure.)

Newfoundland

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 66%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 72%
  • 1977 71%
  • 1978 76%
  • 1979 74%
  • 1980 71%
  • 1981 67%
  • 1982 63%
  • 1983 59%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 54%
  • 1987 55%
  • 1988 55%
  • 1989 62%
  • 1990 70%
  • 1991 81%
  • 1992 84%
  • 1993 85%
  • 1994 84%
  • 1995 81%
  • 1996 77%
  • 1997 72%
  • 1998 70%
  • 1999 66%
  • 2000 64%

Sources: 1977-1996: Carrington (1999); 1997-2000: UCR Survey.

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