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


Table 9: The Percentage Detained by the Court 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 YOA sample YCJA sample
  Column percentages
Detained by the court/held until case over 30.8* 64.7* 45.8 50.0 39.8 56.8 37.2 35.6 27.9 25.0 23.5 31.8 36.8 42.7
Released by the court on an undertaking etc. 69.2 35.3 54.21 20.0 60.2 43.2 62.8 64.4 72.1 75.0 76.5 68.2 63.2 57.3
Total percent 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number of cases 91 17 201 26 166 37 145 59 129 24 51 22 783 185
Chi-square, df=1, p value 7.15, p<.01 0.02, n.s. 3.57, n.s. 0.05, n.s. 0.09, n.s. 0.55, n.s. 2.23, n.s.

Note:

* The shaded pair is statistically significant at p<.05 or less, according to the chi-square statistic.