Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4e 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.)

Ontario

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 35%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 66%
  • 1977 37%
  • 1978 36%
  • 1979 35%
  • 1980 35%
  • 1981 35%
  • 1982 34%
  • 1983 32%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 57%
  • 1987 54%
  • 1988 54%
  • 1989 55%
  • 1990 61%
  • 1991 66%
  • 1992 68%
  • 1993 69%
  • 1994 68%
  • 1995 69%
  • 1996 68%
  • 1997 68%
  • 1998 68%
  • 1999 69%
  • 2000 70%

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

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