Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4a 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.)

Prince Edward Island

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 44%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 66%
  • 1977 35%
  • 1978 40%
  • 1979 42%
  • 1980 48%
  • 1981 51%
  • 1982 46%
  • 1983 43%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 56%
  • 1987 58%
  • 1988 60%
  • 1989 64%
  • 1990 70%
  • 1991 72%
  • 1992 73%
  • 1993 72%
  • 1994 70%
  • 1995 63%
  • 1996 58%
  • 1997 59%
  • 1998 60%
  • 1999 61%
  • 2000 56%

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

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