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


TABLE 2.9 - DETENTION BY POLICE AND THE COURT BY THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE AT ARREST (MAJOR OFFENCE CATEGORY)
Police detention Court detention
% detained by police N of cases % detained by the court N of cases
All offence categories 45.2% 1788 37.3% 805
Total indictable offences vs. the person 75.7% 107 41.3% 80
Robbery 75.5% 94 38.6% 70
Other charge type 76.9% 13 60.0% 10
Total indictable offences vs. property 55.9% 297 37.3% 161
Break and enter 48.5% 130 31.7% 60
Other charge type 61.7% 167 40.6% 101
Total indictable drug offences 84.4% 64 33.3% 54
Total hybrid offences vs. the person 37.4% 390 25.8% 151
Assault level 1 39.1% 197 26.3% 80
Other charge type 35.8% 193 25.4% 71
Total hybrid offences vs. property 26.4% 492 31.3% 131
Theft under $5000 23.0% 283 35.4% 65
Other charge type 31.1% 209 27.3% 66
Other e.g., hybrid drugs, weapons, traffic 39.2% 125 40.0% 50
Breach of probation 46.3% 175 24.0% 81
Other offences vs. the administration of justice 73.2% 138 56.7% 97
Fail to attend court and fail to comply with an undertaking 70.8% 106 46.5% 71
Other charge type e.g., escape custody 81.3% 32 84.6% 26

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