Cases completed in adult criminal court, by province and territory, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011
|Province and territory||2009/2010||2010/2011||Percent change in number of cases 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 (%)||Difference in length of cases 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 (days)|
|number||rateNote 1||median length of case (days)Note 2||number||rateNote 1||median length of case (days)Note 2|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||5,767||1,392||113||5,744||1,379||128||-0.4||15|
|Prince Edward Island||1,447||1,293||29||1,455||1,283||29||0.6||0|
1. Rates are calculated on the basis of 100,000 adult population (18 years and older). Populations based upon July 1 estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
2. Refers to the mid-point in the number of days taken to complete a case, from first to last court appearance.
Note: 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. 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. There are many factors that may influence variations between jurisdictions, therefore, comparisons should be made with caution.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Criminal Court Survey.
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