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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019018
    Description:

    This interactive data visualization dashboard provides an overview of correctional services programs in Canada. The dashboard features statistics on average daily counts, community and custodial admissions and the characteristics of adults and youth in the correctional system (such as age, sex and Aboriginal identity). A map is available for users to view data by province, territory or federal programs.

    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019020
    Description:

    This interactive data visualization dashboard provides an overview of the courts program in Canada. The dashboard features statistics on charges and cases in youth courts and adult criminal courts, civil court cases, maintenance enforcement case enrollments, as well as compliance with support payments.

    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Table: 35-10-0027-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0053)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, charges and cases by offence, age and sex of accused and type of decision, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0028-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0054)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and length of elapsed time, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0029-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0055)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and median elapsed time in days, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0030-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0056)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and type of sentence, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0031-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0057)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and most serious sentence, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0032-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0058)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0033-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0059)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence and mean and median length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0034-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0060)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of probation, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30
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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019018
    Description:

    This interactive data visualization dashboard provides an overview of correctional services programs in Canada. The dashboard features statistics on average daily counts, community and custodial admissions and the characteristics of adults and youth in the correctional system (such as age, sex and Aboriginal identity). A map is available for users to view data by province, territory or federal programs.

    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019020
    Description:

    This interactive data visualization dashboard provides an overview of the courts program in Canada. The dashboard features statistics on charges and cases in youth courts and adult criminal courts, civil court cases, maintenance enforcement case enrollments, as well as compliance with support payments.

    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Table: 35-10-0027-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0053)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, charges and cases by offence, age and sex of accused and type of decision, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0028-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0054)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and length of elapsed time, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0029-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0055)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of case by offence, age and sex of accused and median elapsed time in days, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0030-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0056)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and type of sentence, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0031-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0057)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and most serious sentence, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0032-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0058)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0033-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0059)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence and mean and median length of custody, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30

  • Table: 35-10-0034-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 252-0060)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Adult criminal courts, type of guilty finding by offence, age and sex of accused and length of probation, Canada, provinces, territories, ten jurisdictions and eight jurisdictions, five years of data.
    Release date: 2019-10-30
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  • Journals and periodicals: 85-545-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The report, which represents the first phase of a special study commissioned by the National Justice Statistics Initiative, is intended as a reference document on administrative and operational policies with respect to alternative measures for both youth and adults in Canada. The study focussed on the collection of national descriptive information on the organization and delivery of youth and adult alternative measures established pursuant to the Young Offenders Act (Canada) (1984) and the Sentencing Reform Act (1996).

    Topics covered include the philosophy of the alternative measures, responsibility for program delivery, referral agent, the role of the police, the Crown, and the victim, the right to legal counsel. Eligibility criteria, a flowchart outlining the alternative measures process, a description of the alternative measures agreement, the range of alternative measures, the supervision of and completion of the agreement, and information regarding record keeping requirements. Where available, appendices have been attached that provide samples of forms currently in use in the jurisdiction as well as any currently available alternative measures data. It is important to note that data contained in the jurisdictional appendices are provided as a sample only. No analysis has been performed on the data nor have any inter-jurisdictional comparisons been made as there has been no attempt to ensure standard definition or time frames for the data.

    Release date: 1999-04-27

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990058300
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat profiles three populations of inmates: women, Aboriginal people and individuals serving life sentences. These data are based on a census of adult inmates on register in all adult correctional facilities as of midnight October 5th, 1996. Data were obtained through administrative records.

    While the general population in Canada was made up almost equally of men and women, women comprised only 5% of prisoners in correctional facilities on October 5, 1996. Female inmates tended to be in their early 30s, single, with grade 9 education or less, and unemployed at the time of admission. They were considered at lower risk to re-offend than men.

    Aboriginal people were over-represented in the prison system. Although they comprised only 2% of the general adult population, they accounted for 17% of the prison population. They were younger on average than non-Aboriginal inmates, had less education and were more likely to have been unemployed. They were also considered at higher risk to re-offend, and they had a higher set of needs than non-Aboriginal inmates (including, substance abuse, employment, personal needs and family/marital needs).

    The data also showed that as of midnight October 5th, 1996, inmates serving a life sentence comprised nearly one-fifth (18%) of the nearly 13,900 inmates in federal prisons. A person can be given a life sentence if they have been convicted of offences such as first degree or second-degree murder. Parole eligibility varies from minimum ten years served to minimum 25 years served.

    Individuals serving life sentences tended to be older and less educated than others in the prison population. The median age for lifers on snapshot day was 39, compared with 33 for other inmates. More than one-half (56%) of lifers had a grade 9 education or less, compared with 44% of other inmates.

    In addition, a majority (84%) of inmates serving life sentences were considered at high risk to re-offend, a much higher proportion than the 53% of other inmates. Not surprisingly, lifers also had a higher set of needs, that is, problem areas requiring intervention, such as personal and emotional issues, marital and family problems, attitude and problems functioning in the community.

    For more information or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, or to order a copy of the Juristat, contact Information and Client Services (613-951-9023 or 1-800-387-2231), Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics.

    Release date: 1999-04-22

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990048299
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. Annual Juristats are produced on areas such as: crime, homicide, youth and adult courts, and corrections. Additional Juristats are also produced each year on current topics of interest to the justice community. This is a unique periodical, of great interest to those who have to plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects, or anyone who has an interest in Canada's justice system.

    Release date: 1999-04-06

  • 504. Sex offenders Archived
    Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990038298
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Over the past twenty years, there has been growing public awareness and concern about the occurrence of sexual offending and the personal and societal costs associated with these acts. There has been a gradual reduction in the stigma associated with being a victim of these crimes and, as supports for victims have developed, there has been an apparent increased willingness of victims to report these crimes to police, often long after the abuse has occurred. In many cases, the perpetrators of these crimes are in trusted positions of authority and the victims are dependent children. This Juristat presents statistical data on the prevalence of sexual offences reported to the police and the characteristics of the offenders and victims involved. It also highlights some of the salient issues associated with the response of the justice system and the public to offenders and their victims. Data sources include statistics collected by the police, courts and correctional institutions. These official sources probably represent only a small portion of all sexual offences and offenders, since results from victimization surveys suggest that as many as 90% of all sexual offences are not reported to the police. Data concerning victims of sexual offences, including information available from victimization surveys, are presented in the final section of this report.

    Release date: 1999-03-29

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990028297
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Providing effective treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders, and ensuring the safety of Canadian communities are primary objectives of the youth justice system. The Young Offenders Act, proclaimed in 1984, introduced rights for adolescents previously guaranteed for adults only; recognized the special needs of youths due to varying levels of maturity; the necessity for youths to accept responsibility for unlawful action; and the right of society to protection from illegal behaviour. In response to concerns about the effectiveness of the law, the current Young Offenders Act will soon be replaced by new legislation. The Youth Court Survey, through the collection and dissemination of youth court information, continues to assist policy-makers and program managers as they redefine the nature of Canada’s youth justice system. The Youth Court Survey captures the court process and response to youth crime rather the prevalence of criminal activity.

    Release date: 1999-03-25

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-601-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study describes people who were incarcerated in federal and provincial/territorial adult facilities at midnight on October 5, 1996. A census was used to gather data on facilities, inmates and security issues.

    Release date: 1999-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19990018296
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This issue of Juristat focuses principally on criminal drug offences reported by Canadian police services. It sketches a statistical profile of drug crimes and drug offenders, while examining the various types of offences and drugs involved. The report also examines national trends as well as provincial/territorial comparisons. Other information sources are used to describe the attitudes of Canadians toward the drug problem and the reaction of the courts to those appearing on drug charges.

    Release date: 1999-03-09

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19990014411
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Both police officers and private security personnel play a key role in society; however, the line between the two professions is becoming less clearly defined as the use of private security increases. This article discusses the differences between public and private security. It includes information on roles and responsibilities, as well as minimum requirements and training. (Adapted from an article in Juristat published in November 1998.)

    Release date: 1999-03-03

  • Journals and periodicals: 85F0019X
    Geography: Province or territory, Census metropolitan area
    Description:

    This report has two components. The first is an analytical component which examines trends in police personnel and expenditures at the national, provincial and census metropolitan area (CMA) levels, including data by rank and gender. Appropriate context is also included in terms of recent developments in the police community such as community policing and private security.

    The second component is a tabular component which summarizes crime, personnel and expenditure statistics for all municipal police departments in Canada. Key ratios such as per officer strengths, per capita costs, clearance rates, and violent and property crime rates are included for each force.

    Justice issues addressed: Policing accounts for approximately 60% of all justice expenditures. While crime remains high on the list of public concerns, governments have been forced to make cuts to most public sector areas, including policing. The analysis of trends in key ratios such as per capita costs, population per officer, police to civilian ratios, and the number of offences per officer can help shed some light on how the police community has responded to this changing environment.

    Release date: 1999-02-09

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X19980148295
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    During 1997-98, adult criminal courts in the nine participating jurisdictions disposed of 411,576 cases, involving 864,837 charges.

    Release date: 1998-12-17
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