Pre-Trial Detention Under the Young Offenders Act: A Study of Urban Courts


TABLE 2.4 - NUMBER OF DAYS FROM DETENTION TO FIRST HEARING
Hal/Drt Tor Scar Wpg Edm Van Sur TOTAL
Number of Days
0 to 1 day 80.0% 94.8% 96.2% 85.9% 88.5% 97.0% 96.2% 90.7%
2 days 11.1% 3.0% 2.6% 9.6% 3.4% 1.5% 1.9% 5.0%
3 days 7.8% 0.7% 0% 4.0% 5.4% 0.8% 1.9% 3.1%
4 days 1.1% 1.5% 1.3% 0% 1.4% 0% 0% 0.7%
5 days 0% 0% 0% 0.6% 1.4% 0.8% 0% 0.5%
Total number of cases 90 134 78 177 148 133 53 813

Notes:

  1. When the table is reduced to 0 to 1 days versus 2 to 5 days, by court location, chi-square is significant: chi-square=31.34, df=6, p<.001.
  2. Hal/Drt=Halifax/Dartmouth; Tor=Toronto; Scar=Scarborough; Wpg=Winnipeg; Edm=Edmonton; Van=Vancouver; Sur=Surrey.
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