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


TABLE 3.4 - THE FORM OF RELEASE BY POLICE AND THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE AT ARREST (MAJOR OFFENCE CATEGORY)
Indictable person Indictable property Indictable drugs Hybrid person Hybrid property Other offences Administration of justice Total sample
Column percentages
Released by police:
Appearance notice 16.7 11.5 11.1 20.9 50.7 49.3 12.4 31.7
Summons 4.2 10.7 0 17.4 20.8 12.7 61.1 22.3
Promise to appear 8.3 34.4 55.6 8.7 15.4 22.5 22.1 17.9
Recognizance 0 0.8 0 2.2 2.4 1.4 0.9 1.8
Police undertaking 70.8 42.5 33.3 50.9 10.7 14.1 3.5 26.4
Total percent 100.1% 99.9% 100.1% 100.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.1%
Total number of cases 24 122 9 230 337 71 113 906

Notes: Chi-square=365.13 df=24 p<.001

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