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

Long description for Figure 1

Figure 1: Primary source of information about the Youth Criminal Justice System. This is a vertical bar chart that illustrates the distribution of what respondents consider to be their primary source of information about the Criminal Youth Justice System. The Y-axis is measured in percentages and increases in increments of 5 from 0 to 35. The X-axis is divided into 6 categories. The X-axis lists the following categories from left to right:

  • newspaper or magazine,
  • TV or radio news,
  • other media (including movies, TV shows and the Internet),
  • word of mouth,
  • academic sources,
  • and personal experience.

Respondents cited their primary source for information about the Youth Criminal Justice System as follows:

  • newspaper and magazine – 32%,
  • TV or radio news – 27%,
  • other media (including movies, TV shows and the Internet) – 20%,
  • word of mouth – 9%,
  • academic sources – 8%,
  • and personal experience – 5%.
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