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


Table 7: The Number of Police Release Conditions: YOA Cases (Baseline), Cases Beginning after the YCJA, and Cases Beginning before the YCJA but Concluded after Proclamation
  Baseline
cases
First 6 months cases
Number of police conditions: YOA
sample
Proceedings
all under
YCJA
Began before
YCJA &
concluded after
  Column percentages
No conditions of release 76.5 66.9 57.3
1 condition 6.2 5.6 8.1
2 conditions 8.0 10.7 14.2
3 conditions 6.9 7.9 9.7
4 to 7 conditions 2.3 9.0 10.7
Total percent 99.9% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number 980 178 309
Chi-square, df=8, p value 66.65, p<0.001
Mean number of release
conditions excluding
cases with no conditions
(number of cases)
2.3
(230)
2.8
(59)
2.7
(132)
F value, p value 21.46, p<0.002

Note:

The last column is included in order to show that the change in the number of police conditions pre-dated the legislation.