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


TABLE 4.4 - THE FORM OF RELEASE BY THE COURT 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 the court:
To a responsible person 11.4 10.2 12.5 6.5 8.4 3.3 7.3 8.4
Undertaking to appear 50.0 55.1 53.1 72.0 66.3 60.0 73.2 63.7
Recognizance 38.6 34.7 34.4 21.5 25.3 36.7 19.5 27.9
Total percent 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number of cases 44 98 32 107 83 30 82 476

Notes: Chi-square=16.98 df=12 p=.15 (n.s.)

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