Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4i 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.)

British Columbia

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983     58%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000     54%
  • 1977 46%
  • 1978 50%
  • 1979 52%
  • 1980 58%
  • 1981 60%
  • 1982 62%
  • 1983 63%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 59%
  • 1987 58%
  • 1988 58%
  • 1989 57%
  • 1990 57%
  • 1991 57%
  • 1992 56%
  • 1993 54%
  • 1994 52%
  • 1995 52%
  • 1996 51%
  • 1997 51%
  • 1998 50%
  • 1999 48%
  • 2000 46%

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

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