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


Table 23: The Number of Current Charges Involved in DCSO and Custody Cases before and after the YCJA, by Court Location
  Halifax Toronto & Scarborough Winnipeg Edmonton Vancouver & Surrey Total
  YOA sample YCJA sample YOA sample YCJA sample YOA sample YCJA sample YOA sample YCJA sample YOA sample YCJA sample YOA sample YCJA sample
  Average and median number of current charges involved in DCSO and custody cases
Mean 7.4 10.0 5.2 5.3 7.5* 12.4* 6.7* 10.0* 4.5 4.6 6.2* 9.2*
Median 7.0 5.0 5.0 4.5 6.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 7.0
Total number of custody cases 96 21 98 18 87 43 108 32 105 22 494 136
F value, p value 2.56, n.s. 0.01, n.s. 12.83, p<.001 10.48, p<.001 0.01, n.s. 29.92, p<.001

Note:

* Shaded pairs are statistically significant at p<.05, according to the t-test statistic (difference in means).