Table 2
Youth court charges and cases, Canada, 2006/2007

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Offence group Charges Cases
number percentage number percentage
Total offences 179,873 100.0 56,463 100.0
Crimes against the person 35,290 19.6 15,126 26.8
Homicide 72 0.0 40 0.1
Attempted murder 101 0.1 23 0.0
Robbery 4,535 2.5 2,228 3.9
Sexual assault 1,744 1.0 723 1.3
Other sexual offences 1,207 0.7 442 0.8
Major assault 8,059 4.5 3,435 6.1
Common assault 12,141 6.7 5,682 10.1
Uttering threats 6,066 3.4 2,137 3.8
Criminal harassment 407 0.2 135 0.2
Other crimes against persons 958 0.5 281 0.5
Crimes against property 56,906 31.6 21,279 37.7
Theft 19,162 10.7 7,687 13.6
Break and enter 10,210 5.7 5,066 9.0
Fraud 2,686 1.5 817 1.4
Mischief 13,128 7.3 3,878 6.9
Possess stolen property 10,895 6.1 3,505 6.2
Other property crimes 825 0.5 326 0.6
Administration of justice 30,358 16.9 4,945 8.8
Fail to appear 2,542 1.4 349 0.6
Breach of probation 910 0.5 182 0.3
Unlawfully at large 911 0.5 549 1.0
Fail to comply with order 24,994 13.9 3,483 6.2
Other administration of justice offences 1,001 0.6 382 0.7
Other Criminal Code 15,616 8.7 4,471 7.9
Weapons 6,702 3.7 1,996 3.5
Prostitution 42 0.0 19 0.0
Disturbing the peace 805 0.4 244 0.4
Residual Criminal Code 8,067 4.5 2,212 3.9
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 138,170 76.8 45,821 81.2
Criminal Code traffic 3,043 1.7 1,086 1.9
Impaired driving 1,518 0.8 557 1.0
Other Criminal Code traffic 1,525 0.8 529 0.9
Total Criminal Code 141,213 78.5 46,907 83.1
Other federal statute total 38,660 21.5 9,556 16.9
Drug possession 5,487 3.1 2,430 4.3
Drug trafficking 2,509 1.4 1,305 2.3
Youth Criminal Justice Act/Young Offenders Act 27,053 15.0 4,795 8.5
Residual federal statutes 3,611 2.0 1,026 1.8
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.