Drug Use and Offending

Appendix B: Tables, part 2

Table 10: Adults and Youth Charged by Drug Type and Drug Offence, Canada, 2000
Drug Type Possession Trafficking Importation / Production Total
N % N % N % N
Cannabis - Total 24 927 64 9 261 24 4 912 13 39 100
Adult 19 947 62 7 676 24 4 787 15 32 410
Youth 4 980 74 1 585 24 125 2 6 690
Cocaine - Total 3 442 32 6 980 66 218 2 10 640
Adult 3 312 33 6 572 65 213 2 10 097
Youth 130 24 408 75 5 1 543
Heroine - Total 304 30 695 68 26 3 1 025
Adult 292 30 654 67 26 3 972
Youth 12 23 41 77 0 0 53
Controlled Drug - Total - - 74 100 - - 74
Adult - - 63 100 - - 63
Youth - - 11 100 - - 11
Restricted Drug - Total 28 76 9 24 - - 37
Adult 22 73 8 27 - - 30
Youth 6 86 1 14 - - 7
Other Drug - Total 1 884 51 1 596 43 224 6 3 704
Adult 1 558 49 1 387 44 210 7 3 155
Youth 326 59 209 38 14 3 549
Total 30 585 56 18 615 34 5 380 10 54 580

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey 2000, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 11: Male and Female Charged by the Police for Drug Offences, Canada, 2000
  Male Charged Female Charged
N % N %
Possession 27 109 58 3 476 44
Trafficking 15 543 33 3 072 39
Importation / Production 4 102 9 1 278 16
TOTAL 46 754 100 7 826 100

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey 2000, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 12: Male and Female Charged by Drug Type and Drug Offence, Canada, 2000
Drug Type Possession Trafic Importation / Production Total
N % N % N % N
Cannabis - Total 24 927 64 9 261 24 4 912 13 39 100
Male 22 427 66 7 872 23 3 766 11 34 065
Female 2 500 50 1 389 28 1 146 23 5 035
Cocaine - Total 3 442 32 6 980 66 218 2 10 640
Male 2 826 33 5 709 66 141 2 8 676
Female 616 31 1 271 65 77 4 1 964
Heroine - Total 304 30 695 68 26 3 1 025
Male 239 29 567 68 25 3 831
Female 65 34 128 66 1 1 194
Controlled Drug - Total - - 74 100 - - 74
Male - - 62 100 - - 62
Female - - 12 100 - - 12
Restricted Drug - Total 28 76 9 24 - - 37
Male 24 75 8 25 - - 32
Female 4 80 1 20 - - 5
Other Drug - Total 1 884 51 1 596 43 224 6 3 704
Male 1 593 52 1 325 43 170 6 3 088
Female 291 47 271 44 54 9 616
Total 30 585 56 18 615 34 5 380 10 54 580

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Survey 2000, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 13: Cases by Disposition, Adult Criminal Courts, Canada, 2000/2001
Drug Offence Types Total Cases Guilty Superior Court Other Stay / Withdrawn Acquitted
N % N % N % N % N %
Trafficking 7 859 3 884 49 414 5 101 1 3 416 44 44 0,6
Possession 15 245 9 054 59 17 0,1 182 1 5 968 39 24 0,2
Total 23 104 12 938 56 431 2 283 1 9 384 41 68 0,3

Note: Excludes importation/exportation (n=24) and cultivation (n=29) offences.

Source: Adult Criminal Courts Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 14: Cases by Most Significant Decision, Youth Courts, Canada, 2000/2001
Drug Offence Types Total Cases Guilty Not Guilty Stay / Withdrawn Dismissed Other14.1
N % N % N % N % N %
Trafficking 1 790 1 230 69 34 2 474 27 38 2 14 0,8
Possession 4 831 2 523 52 37 0,8 2 162 45 91 2 18 0,4
Other14.2 81 41 51 0 0 38 47 2 3 0 0
Total 6 702 3 794 57 71 1 2 674 40 131 2 32 0,5

Source: Youth Court Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 15: Cases by Most Serious Sentence, Adult Criminal Courts, Canada, 2000/2001
  Total Cases Prison Probation Fine Other15.1 Unknown
N % N % N % N % N %
Trafficking 3 882 1 904 49 547 14 650 17 781 20 24 1
Possession 9 054 1 130 12 1 869 21 5 205 57 850 9 60 1
Total 12 936 3 034 23 2 416 19 5 855 45 1 631 13 84 7

15.1 Other includes absolute and conditional discharge, suspended sentence, payment of legal costs, and suspension of drivers license.

Source: Adult Criminal Courts Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 16: Cases by Most Significant Disposition, Youth Courts, Canada, 2000/2001
Drug Offence
Types
Total
Cases
Open / Secure
Custody
Probation Fine Other16.1
N % N % N % N %
Possession 2 526 405 16 1 288 51 427 17 403 16
Trafficking 1 230 315 26 824 67 27 2 64 5
Other16.2 41 9 22 28 68 2 5 2 5
Total 3797 729 19 2140 56 456 12 469 12

Source: Youth Court Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 17: Cases by length of prison, Canada, 2000/2001
  1 month or less 1-6 months 6-12 months 12-24 months More than 24 months TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N % N Mean Median
Trafficking 447 25 740 41 178 10 112 6 321 18 1 798 332 87
Possession 778 80 176 18 11 1 2 0 0 0 967 35 19
TOTAL 1 225 44 916 33 189 7 114 4 321 12 2 765 228 41

Source: Adult Criminal Courts Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

Table 18: Cases by length of probation, Canada, 2000/2001
  3 month or less 3-6 months 6-12 months 12-24 months More than 24 months TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N % N Mean Median
Trafficking 113 8 132 10 665 49 376 28 62 5 1 348 208 265
Possession 164 8 541 25 1 119 53 279 13 25 1 2 128 195 215
Total 277 8 673 19 1 784 51 655 19 87 3 3 476 200 232

Source: Adult Criminal Courts Survey 2000/2001, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.

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