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


TABLE 2.5 - POLICE DETENTION DECISIONS BY COURT LOCATION
Hal/Drt Tor Scar Wpg Edm Van Sur TOTAL
Detained 30.8 48.1 41.6 39.5 37.0 29.5 26.4 37.2
Released 68.2 51.9 58.4 60.5 63.0 70.5 74.6 62.8
To a responsible person 5.5 0 0 0 13.0 6.8 13.2 5.0
Undertaking to appear 45.1 9.6 5.2 50.6 31.5 62.9 56.6 37.6
Recognizance 14.3 39.3 48.1 4.1 14.4 0.8 1.9 16.5
Unknown release type 4.4 0.7 1.3 3.5 4.1 0 1.9 2.4
Not applicable 0 2.2 3.9 2.3 0 0 0 1.2
Total number of cases 91 135 77 173 146 132 53 806

Notes:

  1. Chi-square = 15.6 df= 6 p<.02 (detained versus released by court location).
  2. Hal/Drt=Halifax/Dartmouth; Tor=Toronto; Scar=Scarborough; Wpg=Winnipeg; Edm=Edmonton; Van=Vancouver; Sur=Surrey.
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