Table 5
Guilty cases completed in adult criminal court, by type of offence and select sentence, Canada, 2010/2011

Table 5
Guilty cases completed in adult criminal court, by type of offence and select sentence, Canada, 2010/2011
Type of offenceNote 1 Total guilty cases Custody Probation Fine
number % median length (days)Note 2 number % median length (days)Note 3 number % median amount ($)Note 4
Violent offences 48,358 16,067 33 88 36,474 75 365 3,267 7 350
Homicide 133 105 79 1,825 9 7 1,095 2 2 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
Attempted murder 26 21 81 2,190 8 31 1,095 0 0 0
Robbery 2,682 2,160 81 450 1,338 50 730 10 0 400
Sexual assault 1,680 898 53 360 1,134 68 730 42 3 500
Other sexual offencesNote 5 1,564 989 63 120 1,174 75 730 88 6 300
Major assaultNote 6 11,411 5,117 45 90 8,037 70 365 737 6 500
Common assault 18,644 2,674 14 30 15,029 81 365 1,498 8 400
Uttering threats 9,198 3,003 33 30 7,267 79 365 751 8 250
Criminal harassment 1,678 474 28 59 1,508 90 545 82 5 450
Other violent offences 1,342 626 47 180 970 72 540 57 4 400
Property offences 58,043 22,178 38 45 34,353 59 365 8,254 14 250
TheftNote 7 26,210 9,932 38 30 14,234 54 365 4,771 18 250
Break and enter 7,797 4,540 58 150 5,030 65 540 264 3 400
Fraud 8,906 2,880 32 60 5,766 65 365 948 11 300
Mischief 8,174 1,571 19 18 5,696 70 365 1,215 15 300
Possess stolen property 5,686 2,511 44 45 2,870 50 365 980 17 400
Other property offences 1,270 744 59 90 757 60 365 76 6 250
Administration of justice offences 59,776 28,186 47 15 20,378 34 365 13,696 23 250
Fail to appear 2,335 954 41 6 545 23 365 716 31 200
Breach of probation 24,610 13,016 53 20 9,169 37 365 4,835 20 250
Unlawfully at large 2,107 1,761 84 24 404 19 365 135 6 300
Fail to comply with order 24,571 10,595 43 10 7,673 31 365 6,215 25 200
Other administration of justice offences 6,153 1,860 30 20 2,587 42 365 1,795 29 300
Other Criminal Code offences 10,677 4,124 39 80 5,708 53 365 2,025 19 300
Weapon offences 6,128 2,400 39 60 3,167 52 365 1,163 19 300
Prostitution 422 100 24 10 184 44 365 119 28 250
Disturbing the peace 1,052 178 17 3 512 49 365 330 31 300
Residual Criminal Code offences 3,075 1,446 47 150 1,845 60 540 413 13 250
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 176,854 70,555 40 30 96,913 55 365 27,242 15 250
Criminal Code traffic offences 49,115 7,387 15 36 7,141 15 365 39,081 80 1,000
Impaired driving 40,144 3,287 8 33 4,055 10 365 35,805 89 1,000
Other Criminal Code traffic offences 8,971 4,100 46 45 3,086 34 365 3,276 37 750
Total Criminal Code offences 225,969 77,942 34 30 104,054 46 365 66,323 29 1,000
Other federal statute offences 31,451 7,980 25 90 10,534 33 365 13,346 42 300
Drug possession 7,533 787 10 7 2,621 35 365 3,922 52 300
Other drug offencesNote 8 6,644 2,799 42 167 2,010 30 365 532 8 1,000
Youth Criminal Justice Act 1,067 341 32 7 400 37 365 280 26 230
Residual federal statute offences 16,207 4,053 25 90 5,503 34 365 8,612 53 250
Total 257,420 85,922 33 30 114,588 45 365 79,669 31 1,000
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1. Cases that involve more than one charge are represented by the most serious offence.
2. 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.
3. Excludes cases in which the length of the probation sentence was unknown.
4. Excludes cases in which the amount of the fine was unknown.
5. Includes, for example, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, child pornography, luring a child via a computer and sexual exploitation.
6. Includes, for example, assault with a weapon (level 2) and aggravated assault (level 3).
7. Includes, for example, theft over and under $5,000 as well as taking a motor vehicle without consent.
8. Includes drug trafficking, production, importing and exporting.
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. 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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