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

Table 6: Type of Release by Police at Arrest before and after the YCJA, by Court Location
  Halifax Toronto & Scarborough Winnipeg Edmonton Vancouver & Surrey Total
Mode of police release: YOA
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YCJA
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  Column percentages
Appearance notice 26.7 13.5 20.1 25.0 24.0 23.3 51.0 24.0 12.7 0 29.3 18.0
Summons 33.3 10.8 6.0 6.3 19.7 3.3 16.2 10.0 27.8 20.7 20.6 10.1
Promise to appear 7.5 27.0 26.1 9.4 21.3 33.3 10.9 32.0 23.8 31.0 16.5 27.0
Recognizance 0 10.8 0.5 0 0.5 3.3 0 4.0 11.1 6.9 1.6 5.1
Police undertaking 18.3 35.1 45.7 59.4 29.5 30.0 15.8 14.0 14.3 34.5 24.4 32.6
Released, not known how 14.2 2.7 1.6 0 4.9 6.7 6.1 16.0 10.3 6.9 7.6 7.3
Total percent 100.0% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number of released cases 240 37 184 32 183 30 247 50 126 29 980 178
Chi-square, df=5, p value 53.36, p<0,001 5.31, n.s. 7.87, n.s. 35.59, p<0,01 10.63, n.s. 36.92, p<0,001