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


TABLE 2.7 - AVERAGE AND MEDIAN DAYS DETAINED, BY FORM OF RELEASE, BY COURT LOCATION
  Hal-Dart Tor Scar Wpg Edm Van Surre Total sample
Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med. Mean Med.
Detained by the court until case over 45 26 40 22 32 28 51 34 18 9 34 17 20 6 36 21
Released by the court: 2 1 5 2 8 2 5 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 4 1
To a responsible person 2 2 na na na na na na 9 3 5 3 2 1 6 2
Undertaking to appear 2 1 10 2 10 11 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 1
Recognizance 1 1 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 0 8 8 2 2 4 1
Released, not known how 0.7 1 1 1 42 42 3.5 3.5 0.6 1 na na 0 0 4 1
Other e.g., already in detention or custody na na 6 5 42 13 9 6 na na na na na na 18 7
Anova (means): F=38.81 p<.001
Total mean/median days by court 15 1 22 4 18 7 22 5 9 2 12 1 7 1 16 3
Total number of cases 89 134 78 17 145 134 51 807
Anova (means): F=3.41 p=.< 01

Notes:

  • na=not applicable; no cases in the category.
  • The mean is the arithmetic mean or average while the median is the midpoint of the distribution (i.e., one-half of the cases fall above this point and one-half fall below).

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