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

Long description for Figure 7:

Figure 7: Perceived change in overall and specific youth crimes in the past 5 years. This is a horizontal stacked bar chart that illustrates the degree to which respondents felt that youth crime had increased, stayed the same or decreased in the past 5 years.  The Y-axis is divided into 5 categories. The Y-axis lists the following categories from top to bottom:

  • youth crime in general,
  • property crime,
  • violent crime,
  • drug crime
  • and involvement in youth gangs.

Among respondents, perceptions were distributed as follows:

  • youth crime in general  - increased - 78%, stayed the same - 17% and decreased - 5%;
  • property crime - increased 70%, stayed the same - 26% and decreased  4%;
  • violent crme - increased 78%, stayed the same 18% and decreased 4%;
  • drug crime - increased 79%, stayed the same 18% and decreased 2%;
  • and involvement in youth gangs – increased 81%, stayed the same 16% and decreased 3%.

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

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