The Impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act on Police Charging Practices with Young Persons: A Preliminary Statistical Assessment

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Figure 1 shows the per capita rates of young persons per 100,000 of the youth population who were charged with criminal offences, and who were chargeable but not charged (i.e. who were dealt with by extrajudicial measures), for 1986 to 2003.

  • 1986 Charged 4984; chargeable but not charged 2893
  • 1987 Charged 4949; chargeable but not charged 3209
  • 1988 Charged 5075; chargeable but not charged 3014
  • 1989 Charged 5361; chargeable but not charged 2975
  • 1990 Charged 5814; chargeable but not charged 2626
  • 1991 Charged 6460; chargeable but not charged 2937
  • 1992 Charged 6094; chargeable but not charged 3104
  • 1993 Charged 5712; chargeable but not charged 2870
  • 1994 Charged 5394; chargeable but not charged 2973
  • 1995 Charged 5402; chargeable but not charged 2988
  • 1996 Charged 5321; chargeable but not charged 3023
  • 1997 Charged 4923; chargeable but not charged 3025
  • 1998 Charged 4775; chargeable but not charged 2836
  • 1999 Charged 4500; chargeable but not charged 2681
  • 2000 Charged 4589; chargeable but not charged 3180
  • 2001 Charged 4656; chargeable but not charged 3450
  • 2002 Charged 4492; chargeable but not charged 3467
  • 2003 Charged 3759; chargeable but not charged 4473

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. See Appendix Table A.1.

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