Table 8
Youth accused of selected violations, Canada and the provinces and territories, 2008

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Province and territory Population Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) Total violent crime Homicide Attempted murder
number number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 36,264 3,198 8,819 -3 1,003 2,766 9 0 0 ... 0 0 ...
Prince Edward Island 11,649 763 6,550 -7 220 1,889 6 0 0 ... 0 0 ...
Nova Scotia 69,992 6,844 9,778 -7 1,928 2,755 -9 4 6 ... 0 0 ...
New Brunswick 55,317 4,857 8,780 4 1,509 2,728 6 1 2 ... 0 0 ...
Quebec 582,347 21,861 3,754 2 8,296 1,425 0 3 1 ... 8 1 ...
Ontario 1,019,465 56,637 5,556 -7 17,855 1,751 -3 11 1 ... 26 3 ...
Manitoba 103,825 11,232 10,818 0 3,547 3,416 4 14 13 ... 6 6 ...
Saskatchewan 87,000 16,435 18,891 -8 3,463 3,980 -10 5 6 ... 11 13 ...
Alberta 281,674 24,083 8,550 -3 5,863 2,081 -1 8 3 ... 7 2 ...
British Columbia 322,374 17,050 5,289 -11 4,291 1,331 -12 9 3 ... 1 0 ...
Yukon 2,660 726 27,293 2 132 4,962 -12 0 0 ... 0 0 ...
Northwest Territories 4,349 1,829 42,056 -7 383 8,807 -4 1 23 ... 0 0 ...
Nunavut 3,981 1,046 26,275 -8 207 5,200 -15 0 0 ... 0 0 ...
Canada 2,580,897 166,561 6,454 -5 48,697 1,887 -3 56 2 -26 59 2 13


Province and territory Sexual assault
(levels 1, 2 and 3)
Assault
(levels 2 and 3)
Assault
(level 1)
Robbery
number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 28 77 -15 129 356 5 535 1,475 6 19 52 23
Prince Edward Island 16 137 100 14 120 -26 107 919 7 2 17 -50
Nova Scotia 71 101 3 288 411 -9 904 1,292 -10 115 164 -2
New Brunswick 53 96 -15 161 291 4 759 1,372 4 29 52 24
Quebec 453 78 -7 1,310 225 -6 3,454 593 1 667 115 23
Ontario 954 94 10 2,277 223 -14 7,937 779 0 2,229 219 -11
Manitoba 122 118 15 761 733 1 1,553 1,496 4 277 267 8
Saskatchewan 144 166 21 652 749 -18 1,610 1,851 -6 279 321 -23
Alberta 230 82 18 934 332 -7 2,694 956 0 404 143 -6
British Columbia 135 42 -23 752 233 -13 1,833 569 -15 381 118 -7
Yukon 7 263 141 18 677 -34 61 2,293 -18 2 75 3
Northwest Territories 23 529 -3 52 1,196 -13 225 5,174 1 6 138 22
Nunavut 13 327 -31 26 653 -18 127 3,190 -9 4 100 1
Canada 2,249 87 4 7,374 286 -10 21,799 845 -2 4,414 171 -6


Province and territory Total non-violent crime Break and enter Motor vehicle theft Total drugs
number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008 number rate percent change 2007 to 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,195 6,053 -7 292 805 -20 37 102 -25 101 279 1
Prince Edward Island 543 4,661 -11 35 300 -5 21 180 -12 44 378 69
Nova Scotia 4,916 7,024 -7 480 686 -9 102 146 -14 347 496 3
New Brunswick 3,348 6,052 3 291 526 -3 104 188 30 269 486 -12
Quebec 13,565 2,329 3 1,893 325 -1 631 108 -16 4,633 796 1
Ontario 38,782 3,804 -8 3,272 321 -14 931 91 -14 7,936 778 2
Manitoba 7,685 7,402 -2 1,067 1,028 -6 336 324 -20 509 490 14
Saskatchewan 12,972 14,910 -7 1,532 1,761 -11 552 634 5 680 782 9
Alberta 18,220 6,468 -3 1,231 437 -12 610 217 -9 1,546 549 7
British Columbia 12,759 3,958 -11 783 243 -31 308 96 -11 2,494 774 -1
Yukon 594 22,331 5 32 1,203 -59 16 602 -13 25 940 -22
Northwest Territories 1,446 33,249 -7 171 3,932 -19 65 1,495 -14 82 1,885 -3
Nunavut 839 21,075 -6 232 5,828 5 57 1,432 -25 17 427 43
Canada 117,864 4,567 -6 11,311 438 -12 3,770 146 -11 18,683 724 2
Note: Figures presented here include a small number of accused under the age of 12. Youth accused equals youth cleared by charge and youth cleared otherwise (e.g. application of extrajudicial measures). Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 youth aged 12 to 17. The population estimates come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Populations as of July 1st: updated postcensal estimates for 2007 and preliminary postcensal estimates for 2008.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
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