Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4d 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.)

Québec

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 81%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 65%
  • 1977 82%
  • 1978 80%
  • 1979 80%
  • 1980 80%
  • 1981 82%
  • 1982 82%
  • 1983 82%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 80%
  • 1987 82%
  • 1988 83%
  • 1989 81%
  • 1990 79%
  • 1991 75%
  • 1992 72%
  • 1993 68%
  • 1994 63%
  • 1995 58%
  • 1996 54%
  • 1997 50%
  • 1998 48%
  • 1999 47%
  • 2000 47%

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

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