The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 8 shows the proportion of custody sentences in the youth court case load among cases of varying seriousness, 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 28.5%; four somewhat minor offences 38.5%; all other offences 33.0%
  • 1992/93 Four very minor offences 29.2%; four somewhat minor offences 36.5%; all other offences 32.0%
  • 1993/94 Four very minor offences 32.5%; four somewhat minor offences 35.5%; all other offences 32.0%
  • 1994/95 Four very minor offences 32.5%; four somewhat minor offences 35.0%; all other offences 32.0%
  • 1995/96 Four very minor offences 35.2%; four somewhat minor offences 32.5%; all other offences 32.2%
  • 1996/97 Four very minor offences 35.5%; four somewhat minor offences 32.5%; all other offences 32.2%
  • 1997/98 Four very minor offences 36.5%; four somewhat minor offences 30.5%; all other offences 32.2%
  • 1998/99 Four very minor offences 37.0%; four somewhat minor offences 29.5%; all other offences 32.6%
  • 1999/00 Four very minor offences 40.0%; four somewhat minor offences 27.7%; all other offences 32.2%
  • 2000/01 Four very minor offences 40.2%; four somewhat minor offences 27.3%; all other offences 32.6%
  • 2001/02 Four very minor offences 40.2%; four somewhat minor offences 25.5%; all other offences 34.0%
  • 2002/03 Four very minor offences 40.5%; four somewhat minor offences 26.0%; all other offences 33.5%
  • 2003/04 Four very minor offences 35.0%; four somewhat minor offences 26.2%; all other offences 38.2%

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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