The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 10 shows the percentage of cases with a guilty finding getting a custodial sentence for very minor property crimes, failure to appear and failure to comply with a disposition. Canada, 1991/2 through 2003/4.

(Note: for the purposes of this text file, estimates have been made of amounts shown.)

  • 1991/92 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 14.5%; failure to appear, etc 32.2%; YOA, YCJA 28.0%
  • 1992/93 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 16.0%; failure to appear, etc 30.5%; YOA, YCJA 33.0%
  • 1993/94 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 18.5%; failure to appear, etc 35.5%; YOA, YCJA 38.0%
  • 1994/95 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 20.0%; failure to appear, etc 39.0%; YOA, YCJA 38.5%
  • 1995/96 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 20.0%; failure to appear, etc 37.0%; YOA, YCJA 38.0%
  • 1996/97 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 21.0%; failure to appear, etc 37.0%; YOA, YCJA 37.0%
  • 1997/98 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 22.0%; failure to appear, etc 37.0%; YOA, YCJA 39.0%
  • 1998/99 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 22.0%; failure to appear, etc 37.5%; YOA, YCJA 40.0%
  • 1999/00 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 21.5%; failure to appear, etc 37.2%; YOA, YCJA 40.0%
  • 2000/01 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 22.0%; failure to appear, etc 38.5%; YOA, YCJA 42.0%
  • 2001/02 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 21.5%; failure to appear, etc 35.5%; YOA, YCJA 40.0%
  • 2002/03 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 21.3%; failure to appear, etc 33.5%; YOA, YCJA 39.5%
  • 2003/04 Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property 19.5%; failure to appear, etc 27.0%; YOA, YCJA 27.0%

Theft under $5000, possession of stolen property. Failure to appear, etc YOA, YCJA

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