The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 5 shows the rate guilty findings (per 1,000 of the youth population aged 12-17) for offences of three levels of severity, from 1991/2 to 2003/04.

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

  • 1991/92 Four very minor offences 10.4; four somewhat minor offences 10.2; all other offences 7.2
  • 1992/93 Four very minor offences 10.0; four somewhat minor offences 10.3; all other offences 7.3
  • 1993/94 Four very minor offences 10.0; four somewhat minor offences 10.2; all other offences 7.2
  • 1994/95 Four very minor offences 9.2; four somewhat minor offences 9.5; all other offences 7.3
  • 1995/96 Four very minor offences 9.4; four somewhat minor offences 8.5; all other offences 6.8
  • 1996/97 Four very minor offences 9.5; four somewhat minor offences 8.4; all other offences 7.0
  • 1997/98 Four very minor offences 9.6; four somewhat minor offences 8.2; all other offences 7.2
  • 1998/99 Four very minor offences 9.0; four somewhat minor offences 8.0; all other offences 7.4
  • 1999/00 Four very minor offences 8.7; four somewhat minor offences 7.0; all other offences 7.2
  • 2000/01 Four very minor offences 8.1; four somewhat minor offences 6.5; all other offences 7.0
  • 2001/02 Four very minor offences 7.8; four somewhat minor offences 6.1; all other offences 7.2
  • 2002/03 Four very minor offences 7.6; four somewhat minor offences 6.1; all other offences 6.5
  • 2003/04 Four very minor offences 5.6; four somewhat minor offences 5.0; all other offences 5.6

Very minor offences = theft under, possession of stolen property, failure to comply/appear, YOA/YCJA Somewhat minor offence = other thefts, mischief/damage, break and enter, minor assault

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