Peace Bonds and Violence Against Women: A Three-Site Study of the Effect of Bill C-42 on Process, Application and Enforcement

Appendix B: (ACCS Data)

Peace Bond Charges and Cases by Decision, selected Provinces and Territories in Canada, 1994/95 to 1999/00
JURISDICTION : Total Decision
Year Unit of Count Offence Total Charges Guilty Superior Court Other Stay/Withdrawn Acquitted
# % # % # % # % # % # %
1994/95 CHARGES TOTAL 6,954 100.0 1,580 22.7 4 0.1 1,747 25.1 3,553 51.1 70 1.0
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 6,126 100.0 1,224 20.0 3 -- 1,721 28.1 3,142 51.3 36 0.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 828 100.0 356 43.0 1 0.1 26 3.1 411 49.6 34 4.1
CASES TOTAL 5,928 100.0 1,341 22.6 2 -- 1,622 27.4 2,909 49.1 54 0.9
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 5,536 100.0 1,139 20.6 2 -- 1,608 29 2,752 49.7 35 0.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 392 100.0 202 51.5 - - 14 3.6 157 40.1 19 4.8
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,026 100.0 239 23.3 2 0.2 125 12.2 644 62.8 16 1.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 590 100.0 85 14.4 1 0.2 113 19.2 390 66.1 1 0.2
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 436 100.0 154 35.3 1 0.2 12 2.8 254 58.3 15 3.4
1995/96 CHARGES TOTAL 8,619 100.0 1,851 21.5 14 0.2 2,543 29.5 4,146 48.1 65 0.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 7,625 100.0 1,461 19.2 3 -- 2,512 32.9 3,624 47.5 25 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 994 100.0 390 39.2 11 1.1 31 3.1 522 52.5 40 4.0
CASES TOTAL 7,379 100.0 1,615 21.9 5 0.1 2,367 32.1 3,349 45.4 43 0.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 6,941 100.0 1,397 20.1 1 -- 3,352 33.9 3,166 45.6 25 0.4
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 438 100.0 218 49.8 4 0.9 15 3.4 183 41.8 18 4.1
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,240 100.0 236 19.0 9 0.7 176 14.2 797 64.3 22 1.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 684 100.0 64 9.4 2 0.3 160 23.4 458 67.0 - -
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 556 100.0 172 30.9 7 1.3 16 2.9 339 61.0 22 4.0
1996/97 CHARGES TOTAL 9,284 100.0 2,001 21.6 20 0.2 3,049 32.8 4,129 44.5 85 0.9
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 8,196 100.0 1,1550 18.9 4 -- 3,029 37.0 3,585 43.7 28 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 1,088 100.0 451 41.5 16 1.5 20 1.8 544 50.0 57 5.2
CASES TOTAL 8,016 100.0 1,759 21.9 6 0.1 2,827 35.3 3,362 41.9 62 0.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 7,538 100.0 1,491 19.8 1 -- 2,822 37.4 3,199 42.4 25 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 478 100.0 268 56.1 5 1.0 5 1.0 163 34.1 37 7.7
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,268 100.0 242 19.1 14 1.1 222 17.5 767 60.5 23 1.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 658 100.0 59 9.0 3 0.5 207 31.5 386 58.7 3 0.5
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 610 100.0 183 30.0 11 1.8 15 2.5 381 62.5 20 3.3
1997/98 CHARGES TOTAL 10,577 100.0 1,732 16.4 12 0.1 4,099 38.8 4,626 43.7 108 1.0
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 9,456 100.0 1,232 13.0 2 -- 4,075 43.1 4,111 43.5 36 0.4
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 1,121 100.0 500 44.6 10 0.9 24 2.1 515 45.9 72 6.4
CASES TOTAL 9,315 100.0 1,458 15.7 3 -- 3,866 41.5 3,925 42.1 63 0.7
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 8,818 100.0 1,185 13.4 1 -- 3,854 43.7 3,745 42.5 33 0.4
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 497 100.0 273 54.9 2 0.4 12 2.4 180 36.2 30 6.0
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,262 100.0 274 21.7 9 0.7 233 18.5 701 55.5 45 3.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 638 100.0 47 7.4 1 0.2 221 34.6 366 57.4 3 0.5
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 624 100.0 227 36.4 8 1.3 12 1.9 335 53.7 42 6.7
1998/99 CHARGES TOTAL 10,803 100.0 1,634 15.1 4 -- 4,495 41.6 4,573 42.3 97 0.9
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 9,622 100.0 1,085 11.3 2 -- 4,469 46.4 4,034 41.9 32 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 1,181 100.0 549 46.5 2 0.2 26 2.2 539 45.6 65 5.5
CASES TOTAL 9,500 100.0 1,342 14.1 1 -- 4,259 44.8 3,837 40.4 61 0.6
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 8,974 100.0 1,029 11.5 1 -- 4,249 47.3 3,665 40.8 30 5.9
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 526 100.0 313 59.5 - - 10 1.9 172 32.7 31 5.9
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,303 100.0 292 22.4 3 0.2 236 18.1 736 56.5 36 2.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 648 100.0 56 8.6 1 0.2 220 34.0 369 56.9 2 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 655 100.0 236 36.0 2 0.3 16 2.4 367 56.0 34 5.2
1999/00 CHARGES TOTAL 11,254 100.0 1,838 16.3 3 -- 4,734 42.1 4,586 40.7 93 0.8
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 9,992 100.0 1,269 12.7 2 -- 4,706 47.1 3,984 39.9 31 0.3
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 1,262 100.0 569 45.1 1 0.1 28 2.2 602 47.7 62 4.9
CASES TOTAL 9,840 100.0 1,532 15.6 - - 4,482 45.5 3,778 38.4 48 0.5
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 9,301 100.0 1,206 13.0 - - 4,471 48.1 3,601 38.7 23 0.2
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 539 100.0 326 60.5 - - 11 2.0 177 32.8 25 4.6
RELATED CHARGES TOTAL 1,414 100.0 306 21.6 3 0.2 252 17.8 808 57.1 45 3.2
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 810 691 100.0 63 9.1 2 0.3 235 34.0 383 55.4 8 1.2
R.S.C. 1985 C.C.C. s. 811 723 100.0 243 33.6 1 0.1 17 2.4 425 58.8 37 5.1

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Adult Criminal Court Survey.

.. figures not available.
- nil or zero.
-- amount too small to be expressed.

Data from this survey are not nationally comprehensive as they exclude New Brunswick, Manitoba, and British Columbia for all years and Northwest Territories for 1996/97.

"Guilty" includes conditional and absolute discharges, guilty pleas, and found guilty.
"Stay/Withdraw" includes stay of proceedings and withdrawn/dismissed/discharged at preliminary.
"Other" dispositions include acquitted on account of insanity, and waived in/out of province.

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