Charges and cases completed in adult criminal court, Canada, 2005/2006 to 2010/2011
|Year||Total chargesNote 1||Total casesNote 2|
|number||percent change from previous year (%)||number||percent change from previous year (%)|
|2005/2006||1,094,431||Note ..: not available for a specific reference period||382,322||Note ..: not available for a specific reference period|
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. A charge refers to a formal accusation against an accused person or company involving a federal statute offence that has been processed by the courts and received a final decision.
2. 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.
Note: Data begin in 2005/2006 when information from all provincial and territorial courts became available. In total, data represent approximately 95% of the national adult criminal court caseload. Excludes information from superior courts in Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as municipal courts in Quebec due to the unavailability of data.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Criminal Court Survey.
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