Cases completed in youth court, by type of offence and selected sentence, Canada, 2010/2011
|Type of offenceNote 1||Total number of guilty cases||CustodyNote 2, Note 3||Probation||Community service order|
|numberNote 4||%||Median length of sentence (days)Note 5||numberNote 6||%||Median length of sentence (days)Note 6||number||%|
|Other sexual offencesNote 7||255||31||12||120||182||71||540||24||9|
|Major assaultNote 8||2,059||384||19||61||1,404||68||365||412||20|
|Other violent offences||170||50||29||103||131||77||360||46||27|
|Break and enter||2,738||418||15||60||2,021||74||365||720||26|
|Possess stolen property||1,260||182||14||30||779||62||365||359||28|
|Other property crimes||288||37||13||60||225||78||365||71||25|
|Administration of justice offences||3,615||799||22||20||1,646||46||365||700||19|
|Fail to appear||126||16||13||15||56||44||365||26||21|
|Breach of probation||116||11||9||4||58||50||360||27||23|
|Unlawfully at large||379||274||72||30||82||22||365||43||11|
|Fail to comply with order||2,240||350||16||15||1,048||47||365||411||18|
|Other administration of justice offences||754||148||20||29||402||53||365||193||26|
|Other Criminal Code offences||1,512||214||14||60||1,004||66||360||376||25|
|Disturb the peace||73||0||0||0||24||33||270||18||25|
|Residual Criminal Code||389||57||15||60||284||73||360||172||44|
|Total Criminal Code (excluding
|Criminal Code traffic offences||769||50||7||90||316||41||365||148||19|
|Other Criminal Code traffic offences||287||44||15||89||168||59||365||62||22|
|Total Criminal Code (including
|Other federal statute offences||6,155||1,055||17||20||2,855||46||360||1,851||30|
|Other drug offencesNote 10||673||60||9||60||494||73||365||225||33|
|Youth Criminal Justice Act||4,572||980||21||20||1,964||43||360||1,343||29|
|Other federal statutes||34||0||0||0||9||26||365||7||21|
1. Cases that involve more than one charge are counted according to the most serious offence rule.
2. S. 85(1) of the YCJA specifies that the provinces and territories must provide for at least two levels of custody; however the levels are not defined (as in the YOA, which provided for open and secure levels of custody). The majority of provinces and territories no longer maintain data in their operational systems pertaining to the level of custody to which a youth was sentenced.
3. Since custody orders under the YCJA include a mandatory period of post-custody supervision, the figures for custody include the post-custody supervision portion of the order effective April 1, 2003.
4. Excludes cases in which the length of the custody sentence was unknown.
5. Custodial sentence lengths exclude time spent in custody prior to sentencing and/or the amount of credit awarded for time spent in pre-sentence custody. Also excludes cases in which the length of the custody sentence was unknown.
6. Excludes cases in which the length of the probation sentence was unknown.
7. Includes, for example, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, child pornography, luring a child via a computer and sexual exploitation.
8. Includes, for example, assault with a weapon (level 2) and aggravated assault (level 3).
9. Includes, for example, theft over and under $5,000 as well as taking a motor vehicle without consent.
10. Includes drug trafficking, exportation and importation, and production.
Note: Cases may involve more than one type of sentence and/or other sentences not shown, therefore, percentages do not total 100%.A case is one or more charges against an accused person or company that were processed by the courts at the same time and received a final disposition.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Criminal Court Survey.
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