The 2008 National Justice Survey: The Youth Justice System in Canada and the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Long description for Figure 12:

Figure 12: Perceptions of youth sentences within the youth justice system. This is a stacked horizontal bar chart that illustrates perceptions of youth sentences within the youth justice system.  The Y-axis is divided into 2 categories. The Y-axis lists the following categories from top to bottom:

  • do you think that the three-year maximum for sentences in the youth system should be longer, unchanged or shorter;
  • and do you think youth sentences are normally longer, shorter or the same as adult sentences.

Among respondents perceptions about youth sentences were distributed as follows:

  • do you think that the three-year maximum for sentences in the youth system should be longer, unchanged or shorter – longer 58%, the same 37%, shorter 5%;
  • and do you think youth sentences are normally longer, shorter or the same as adult sentences – longer 3%, the same 10%, shorter 86%.

The X-axis is measured in percentages in increments of 10 from 0 to 100.

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