Comparison of Case Processing Under the Young Offenders Act and the First Six Months of the Youth Criminal Justice Act


Table 22: The Percentage of Sentenced Cases Receiving DCSO/Custody by Seriousness of the Offence, before and after the YCJA, by Court Location

(a) Any indictable current offence
  Halifax Toronto &
Scarborough
Winnipeg Edmonton Vancouver &
Surrey
Total
% of DCSO/custody cases: YOA
sample
YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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1+ indictable current offence 53.4% 48.3% 52.4% 42.3% 39.8% 39.4% 50.0% 34.8% 51.1%* 29.4%* 49.3%* 38.3%*
Total number of indictable cases 88 29 105 26 98 71 88 46 90 34 469 206

(b) Any offence against the person (violent) current offence
  Halifax Toronto &
Scarborough
Winnipeg Edmonton Vancouver &
Surrey
Total
% of DCSO/custody cases: YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
sample
YCJA
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YOA
sample
YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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YOA
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YCJA
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1+ violent current offence (indictable or hybrid) 37.5%* 15.2%* 37.6% 27.8% 35.6% 31.7% 35.6% 32.4% 34.4%* 13.3%* 36.2%* 24.8%*
Total number of violent cases 96 33 109 36 73 63 90 37 93 45 461 214

Note:

* Shaded pairs are statistically significant at p<.05, according to the chi-square statistic.