Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4h 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.)

Alberta

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 60%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 66%
  • 1977 65%
  • 1978 64%
  • 1979 63%
  • 1980 62%
  • 1981 60%
  • 1982 58%
  • 1983 56%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 64%
  • 1987 64%
  • 1988 65%
  • 1989 66%
  • 1990 69%
  • 1991 70%
  • 1992 68%
  • 1993 67%
  • 1994 66%
  • 1995 67%
  • 1996 68%
  • 1997 67%
  • 1998 66%
  • 1999 62%
  • 2000 60%

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

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