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


TABLE 6.1 - TOTAL NUMBER OF DETENTION STAYS, POLICE DETENTION, BY COURT LOCATION
Hal-Dart Tor & Scar Wpg Edm Van Surrey Total sample
Column percentages
No police detention during youth court process 58.2 35.5 29.8 40.8 10.7 46.5 38.4
1 detention stay 32.0 51.4 45.2 42.1 63.5 31.0 43.9
2 detention stays 8.2 10.8 20.2 12.1 14.5 16.2 13.3
3 or more detention stays 1.5 2.3 4.8 4.9 11.3 6.3 4.4
Total percent 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 99.9% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number of cases 328 389 352 387 159 142 1757

Notes: Chi-square=162.43 df=15 p.<.001

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