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

Long description for Figure 6:

Figure 6: Percentage of respondents who indicated that the following have a “high degree of responsibility” in preventing youth crime. This is a vertical bar chart that illustrates the degree to which respondents specified factors had a high degree of responsibility in preventing youth crime. Respondents could indicate if they felt more than one factor had a high degree of responsibility in preventing youth crime, therefore the total of all percentages will equal more than 100. The Y-axis is measured in percentages in increments of 10 from 0 to 90. The X-axis is divided into 9 categories. The X-axis lists the following categories from left to right:

  • parents,
  • youth themselves,
  • the law,
  • courts,
  • police,
  • correctional system,
  • social programs,
  • school system
  • and religious institutions.

Respondents felt that the specified factors had a high degree of responsibility in preventing youth crime as follows:

  • parents – 88%,
  • youth themselves – 77%,
  • the law – 68%,
  • courts – 59%,
  • police - 56%,
  • correctional system – 55%,
  • social programs – 50%,
  • school system – 43% and
  • eligious institutions – 24%.
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