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Offence group Total cases Mean1 Median1 Elapsed time (in days) from first to last court appearance
One day Greater than one day to 4 months Greater than 4 months to 8 months Greater than 8 months to 12 months Greater than 12 months
number days number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent
Total offences 56,463 156 110 5,090 9.0 27,648 49.0 14,793 26.2 5,596 9.9 3,336 5.9
Crimes against the person 15,126 189 148 654 4.3 6,019 39.8 4,866 32.2 2,244 14.8 1,343 8.9
Homicide 40 369 344 0 0.0 5 12.5 10 25.0 16 40.0 9 22.5
Attempted murder 23 195 186 5 21.7 3 13.0 9 39.1 4 17.4 2 8.7
Robbery 2,228 217 170 34 1.5 838 37.6 752 33.8 359 16.1 245 11.0
Sexual assault 723 284 225 9 1.2 153 21.2 235 32.5 172 23.8 154 21.3
Other sexual offences 442 266 228 7 1.6 106 24.0 136 30.8 100 22.6 93 21.0
Major assault 3,435 199 159 99 2.9 1,303 37.9 1,139 33.2 534 15.5 360 10.5
Common assault 5,682 167 127 369 6.5 2,477 43.6 1,753 30.9 732 12.9 351 6.2
Uttering threats 2,137 151 127 110 5.1 974 45.6 707 33.1 257 12.0 89 4.2
Criminal harassment 135 169 148 12 8.9 53 39.3 40 29.6 23 17.0 7 5.2
Other crimes against persons 281 200 175 9 3.2 107 38.1 85 30.2 47 16.7 33 11.7
Crimes against property 21,279 156 108 1,949 9.2 10,695 50.3 5,651 26.6 1,850 8.7 1,134 5.3
Theft 7,687 146 97 891 11.6 4,023 52.3 1,916 24.9 507 6.6 350 4.6
Break and enter 5,066 172 121 339 6.7 2,476 48.9 1,360 26.8 536 10.6 355 7.0
Fraud 817 204 120 70 8.6 392 48.0 207 25.3 88 10.8 60 7.3
Mischief 3,878 140 109 369 9.5 1,883 48.6 1,101 28.4 360 9.3 165 4.3
Possess stolen property 3,505 160 112 274 7.8 1,789 51.0 950 27.1 309 8.8 183 5.2
Other property crimes 326 189 158 6 1.8 132 40.5 117 35.9 50 15.3 21 6.4
Administration of justice 4,945 128 69 624 12.6 2,885 58.3 909 18.4 332 6.7 195 3.9
Fail to appear 349 218 79 60 17.2 176 50.4 62 17.8 29 8.3 22 6.3
Breach of probation 182 104 60 32 17.6 95 52.2 36 19.8 10 5.5 9 4.9
Unlawfully at large 549 69 21 96 17.5 403 73.4 34 6.2 8 1.5 8 1.5
Fail to comply with order 3,483 130 78 404 11.6 1,989 57.1 692 19.9 260 7.5 138 4.0
Other administration of justice offences 382 128 92 32 8.4 222 58.1 85 22.3 25 6.5 18 4.7
Other Criminal Code 4,471 169 127 265 5.9 2,072 46.3 1,314 29.4 518 11.6 302 6.8
Weapons 1,996 175 144 65 3.3 870 43.6 654 32.8 272 13.6 135 6.8
Prostitution 19 414 72 2 10.5 10 52.6 4 21.1 1 5.3 2 10.5
Disturbing the peace 244 152 106 31 12.7 107 43.9 74 30.3 17 7.0 15 6.1
Residual Criminal Code 2,212 162 118 167 7.5 1,085 49.1 582 26.3 228 10.3 150 6.8
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 45,821 165 120 3,492 7.6 21,671 47.3 12,740 27.8 4,944 10.8 2,974 6.5
Criminal Code traffic 1,086 149 91 171 15.7 510 47.0 236 21.7 90 8.3 79 7.3
Impaired driving 557 128 50 145 26.0 244 43.8 94 16.9 41 7.4 33 5.9
Other Criminal Code traffic 529 171 122 26 4.9 266 50.3 142 26.8 49 9.3 46 8.7
Total Criminal Code 46,907 165 120 3,663 7.8 22,181 47.3 12,976 27.7 5,034 10.7 3,053 6.5
Other federal statute total 9,556 111 64 1,427 14.9 5,467 57.2 1,817 19.0 562 5.9 283 3.0
Drug possession 2,430 115 78 376 15.5 1,271 52.3 562 23.1 157 6.5 64 2.6
Drug trafficking 1,305 176 141 36 2.8 586 44.9 429 32.9 179 13.7 75 5.7
Youth Criminal Justice Act/Young Offenders Act 4,795 91 42 824 17.2 3,012 62.8 685 14.3 169 3.5 105 2.2
Residual federal statutes 1,026 115 52 191 18.6 598 58.3 141 13.7 57 5.6 39 3.8
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
  1. The mean is the average value of the number of days for all cases from the first to last court appearance. The median represents the midpoint in the sorted dataset, where exactly half the dataset are above and half below the midpoint.
Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.