The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 9 shows the percentage of cases with a guilty finding getting a custodial sentence (for “very minor”, somewhat minor, and other offences). Canada, 1991/2 through 2003/4.

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

  • 1991/92 Four very minor offences 19.2%; four somewhat minor offences 26.5%; all other offences 33.0%
  • 1992/93 Four very minor offences 22.0%; four somewhat minor offences 26.5%; all other offences 34.5%
  • 1993/94 Four very minor offences 25.7%; four somewhat minor offences 27.5%; all other offences 35.0%
  • 1994/95 Four very minor offences 27.5%; four somewhat minor offences 28.0%; all other offences 34.5%
  • 1995/96 Four very minor offences 27.0%; four somewhat minor offences 27.0%; all other offences 34.2%
  • 1996/97 Four very minor offences 27.5%; four somewhat minor offences 27.5%; all other offences 34.0%
  • 1997/98 Four very minor offences 30.0%; four somewhat minor offences 28.5%; all other offences 34.5%
  • 1998/99 Four very minor offences 31.0%; four somewhat minor offences 27.5%; all other offences 33.5%
  • 1999/00 Four very minor offences 30.5%; four somewhat minor offences 27.0%; all other offences 30.5%
  • 2000/01 Four very minor offences 32.2%; four somewhat minor offences 27.0%; all other offences 30.5%
  • 2001/02 Four very minor offences 31.2%; four somewhat minor offences 25.2%; all other offences 28.5%
  • 2002/03 Four very minor offences 31.0%; four somewhat minor offences 24.0%; all other offences 28.5%
  • 2003/04 Four very minor offences 24.0%; four somewhat minor offences 20.5%; all other offences 27.0%

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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