Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4c 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.)

New Brunswick

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 74%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 69%
  • 1977 84%
  • 1978 81%
  • 1979 79%
  • 1980 78%
  • 1981 77%
  • 1982 74%
  • 1983 68%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 66%
  • 1987 65%
  • 1988 66%
  • 1989 68%
  • 1990 72%
  • 1991 74%
  • 1992 73%
  • 1993 72%
  • 1994 72%
  • 1995 71%
  • 1996 70%
  • 1997 69%
  • 1998 70%
  • 1999 70%
  • 2000 69%

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

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