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

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Figure 5 shows the proportion of chargeable young persons who were charged with criminal offences for Canada from 1986 to 2003.

  • 1986 63.3% Charged
  • 1987 60.7% Charged
  • 1988 62.7% Charged
  • 1989 64.3% Charged
  • 1990 68.9% Charged
  • 1991 68.7% Charged
  • 1992 66.3% Charged
  • 1993 66.6% Charged
  • 1994 64.5% Charged
  • 1995 64.4% Charged
  • 1996 63.8% Charged
  • 1997 61.9% Charged
  • 1998 62.7% Charged
  • 1999 62.7% Charged
  • 2000 59.1% Charged
  • 2001 57.4% Charged
  • 2002 56.4% Charged
  • 2003 45.7% Charged 

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. See Appendix Table A.2.

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