Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.4j 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.)

Territories

  • Average percentage for 1977 to 1983 40%
  • Average percentage for 1986 to 2000 63%
  • 1977 50%
  • 1978 42%
  • 1979 40%
  • 1980 39%
  • 1981 41%
  • 1982 39%
  • 1983 36%
  • 1984 No data
  • 1985 No data
  • 1986 64%
  • 1987 65%
  • 1988 64%
  • 1989 64%
  • 1990 64%
  • 1991 66%
  • 1992 65%
  • 1993 65%
  • 1994 62%
  • 1995 62%
  • 1996 62%
  • 1997 63%
  • 1998 64%
  • 1999 66%
  • 2000 63%

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

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