Table 3
Cases completed in adult criminal court, by type of offence, Canada, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011

Table 3
Cases completed in adult criminal court, by type of offence, Canada, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011
Type of offenceNote 1 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)
numberNote 2 median length of case (days)Note 3 numberNote 2 median length of case (days)Note 3
Violent offences 96,688 157 93,347 157 -3.5 0
Homicide 279 361 281 391 0.7 30
Attempted murder 197 291 154 303 -21.8 12
Robbery 4,472 200 4,118 207 -7.9 7
Sexual assault 4,092 307 3,989 300 -2.5 -7
Other sexual offencesNote 4 2,062 261 2,286 267 10.9 6
Major assaultNote 5 21,909 183 20,929 183 -4.5 0
Common assault 38,609 125 37,604 127 -2.6 2
Uttering threats 18,607 147 17,652 145 -5.1 -2
Criminal harassment 3,200 156 3,239 147 1.2 -9
Other violent offences 3,261 202 3,095 196 -5.1 -6
Property offences 98,180 103 96,567 102 -1.6 -1
TheftNote 6 42,472 73 42,566 75 0.2 2
Break and enter 11,708 148 11,244 148 -4.0 0
Fraud 15,196 159 14,451 155 -4.9 -4
Mischief 14,843 106 14,691 107 -1.0 1
Possess stolen property 11,982 105 11,843 99 -1.2 -6
Other property offences 1,979 134 1,772 140 -10.5 6
Administration of justice offences 84,683 73 84,697 70 0.0 -3
Fail to appear 4,764 94 4,983 76 4.6 -18
Breach of probation 31,583 60 31,157 57 -1.3 -3
Unlawfully at large 2,529 22 2,531 18 0.1 -4
Fail to comply with order 36,824 79 37,247 76 1.1 -3
Other administration of justice offences 8,983 121 8,779 115 -2.3 -6
Other Criminal Code offences 19,475 148 18,639 144 -4.3 -4
Weapon offences 10,109 170 9,776 164 -3.3 -6
Prostitution 1,719 89 1,580 96 -8.1 7
Disturbing the peace 1,756 65 1,764 64 0.5 -1
Residual Criminal Code offences 5,891 172 5,519 169 -6.3 -3
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 299,026 114 293,250 113 -1.9 -1
Criminal Code traffic offences 61,244 155 59,452 144 -2.9 -11
Impaired driving 49,462 152 48,033 137 -2.9 -15
Other Criminal Code traffic offences 11,782 166 11,419 162 -3.1 -4
Total Criminal Code offences 360,270 120 352,702 116 -2.1 -4
Other federal statute offences 49,780 134 50,278 126 1.0 -8
Drug possession 15,442 85 16,363 84 6.0 -1
Other drug offencesNote 7 13,124 228 12,457 232 -5.1 4
Youth Criminal Justice Act 1,409 58 1,473 59 4.5 1
Residual federal statute offences 19,805 137 19,985 131 0.9 -6
Total 410,050 120 402,980 118 -1.7 -2
1. Cases that involve more than one charge are represented by the most serious offence.
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.
3. Refers to the mid-point in the number of days taken to complete a case, from first to last court appearance.
4. Includes, for example, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, child pornography, luring a child via a computer and sexual exploitation.
5. Includes, for example, assault with a weapon (level 2) and aggravated assault (level 3).
6. Includes, for example, theft over and under $5,000 as well as taking a motor vehicle without consent.
7. Includes drug trafficking, production, importing and exporting.
Note: 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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