The Review Board Systems in Canada: An Overview of Results from the Mentally Disordered Accused Data Collection Study

Figure 2 – Offence comparison between review board cases (2003 cohort) and adult criminal court cases (2003/04)

Figure 2, horizontal bar chart representing the percentage of review board and adult criminal court case offenders charged with the following offences: murder, major assault, sexual assault, assault, other sexual offences, robbery, criminal harassment, threats, arson, break and enter and theft. [Description]

  1. The NCRMD/UST data are drawn from those accused who were transferred to a Review Board in the calendar year 2003; the ACCS data are drawn from the 2003/2004 Adult Criminal Court Survey managed by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada.
  2. Approximately 9% of the offences committed by accused within NCRMD/UST cases and 64% of offences committed by accused within ACCS cases were not used in this comparison.

Long description

The Y axis lists the most serious offences for which an offender was charged. The offences listed, from top to bottom, are: murder, major assault, sexual assault, assault, other sexual offences, robbery, criminal harassment, threats, arson, break and enter and theft.

The X axis lists the percentage of cases receiving a charge for the above–listed offences. The X axis is measured in percentages and increases in increments of five from 0 to 35.

The percentage of review board and adult criminal court cases receiving charges for the above listed offences are:

  • Murder
    • Adult Criminal Court: 0%
    • Review Board: 5%
  • Major Assault
    • Adult Criminal Court: 5%
    • Review Board: 32%
  • Sexual Assault
    • Adult Criminal Court: 1%
    • Review Board: 4%
  • Assault
    • Adult Criminal Court: 10%
    • Review Board: 18%
  • Other Sexual Offences
    • Adult Criminal Court: 0%
    • Review Board: 1%
  • Robbery
    • Adult Criminal Court: 1%
    • Review Board: 1%
  • Criminal Harassment
    • Adult Criminal Court: 1%
    • Review Board: 10%
  • Threats
    • Adult Criminal Court: 4%
    • Review Board: 12%
  • Arson
    • Adult Criminal Court: 0%
    • Review Board: 4%
  • Break and Enter
    • Adult Criminal Court: 3%
    • Review Board: 3%
  • Theft
    • Adult Criminal Court: 10%
    • Review Board: 1%
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