Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4b 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.)

Nova Scotia

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 58%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 76%
  • 1977 71%
  • 1978 69%
  • 1979 66%
  • 1980 62%
  • 1981 59%
  • 1982 54%
  • 1983 52%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 68%
  • 1987 69%
  • 1988 70%
  • 1989 74%
  • 1990 78%
  • 1991 80%
  • 1992 79%
  • 1993 79%
  • 1994 79%
  • 1995 78%
  • 1996 78%
  • 1997 79%
  • 1998 81%
  • 1999 78%
  • 2000 68%

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

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