The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 7 shows the rate (per 10,000 of the youth population aged 12-17) of custody sentences for offences of three levels of severity, from 1991/2 to 2003/04.

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

  • 1991/92 Four very minor offences 20.5; four somewhat minor offences 27.2; all other offences 23.5
  • 1992/93 Four very minor offences 21.7; four somewhat minor offences 27.7; all other offences 25.0
  • 1993/94 Four very minor offences 25.2; four somewhat minor offences 28.2; all other offences 24.7
  • 1994/95 Four very minor offences 28.2; four somewhat minor offences 26.7; all other offences 24.7
  • 1995/96 Four very minor offences 25.2; four somewhat minor offences 23.2; all other offences 23.2
  • 1996/97 Four very minor offences 25.7; four somewhat minor offences 23.2; all other offences 23.2
  • 1997/98 Four very minor offences 28.2; four somewhat minor offences 23.2; all other offences 24.5
  • 1998/99 Four very minor offences 27.7; four somewhat minor offences 22.0; all other offences 24.2
  • 1999/00 Four very minor offences 26.7; four somewhat minor offences 18.5; all other offences 21.2
  • 2000/01 Four very minor offences 26.2; four somewhat minor offences 17.5; all other offences 21.2
  • 2001/02 Four very minor offences 24.2; four somewhat minor offences 15.3; all other offences 20.2
  • 2002/03 Four very minor offences 23.0; four somewhat minor offences 14.8; all other offences 19.0
  • 2003/04 Four very minor offences 13.3; four somewhat minor offences 10; all other offences 14.2

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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