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


TABLE 6.4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTIPLE STAYS IN DETENTION, DETENTION BY POLICE, HALIFAX-DARTMOUTH AND TORONTO
Halifax-Dartmouth Toronto (2 courts)
1st stay 2nd stay 3 + stays 1st stay 2nd stay 3 + stays
% of stays precipitated by an arrest warrant 17.1% 59.6% 38.5% 16.1% 72.2% 50.0%
Total number 70 47 13 20 79 22
Detained or released? Column percentages
Detained by the court 30.8 41.5 61.5 42.0 54.3 69.2
Released by the court 69.2 58.5 38.5 58.0 45.7 30.8
Total percent 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total number 91 53 13 212 81 26
Procedural reason for stay
Failure to comply with bail conditions 26.9 16.7 19.3 42.3
Fail to appear in court 30.8 16.7 48.2 19.2
Probation breach 0 0 3.6 0
New substantive charge 20.0 58.3 21.7 38.5
Other reason 3.8 8.3 7.2 0
Total percent na 100.0% 100.0% na 100.0% 100.0%
Total number of stays where reason known 52 12 83 26
Mean number of days detained 15 11 19 17 15
Total number of cases where days detained known 89 50 0 212 80 27

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