Table 7
Percentage of cases resulting in guilt in youth courts, by type of offence, Canada, 2006/2007

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Offence group 1998/1999 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007
percentage of cases resulting in guilt
Total offences 70 69 67 66 65 61 62 62 60
Crimes against the person 67 66 66 65 66 60 61 61 61
Homicide 45 52 51 29 48 51 59 53 53
Attempted murder 42 20 65 47 40 34 45 57 26
Robbery 72 70 68 70 69 62 63 63 61
Sexual assault 65 63 63 66 63 56 60 64 63
Other sexual offences 55 57 60 58 55 63 64 63 62
Major assault 70 70 68 68 69 62 64 62 64
Common assault 68 67 67 66 66 61 61 60 60
Uttering threats 62 59 62 61 61 57 56 57 57
Criminal harassment 55 60 57 55 60 54 53 54 41
Other crimes against persons 54 60 55 55 53 50 50 58 57
Crimes against property 69 69 66 64 63 60 61 58 55
Theft 67 67 64 62 60 57 60 55 53
Break and enter 80 78 78 75 76 70 71 69 66
Fraud 71 74 70 70 68 65 59 60 54
Mischief 64 65 64 62 59 54 54 55 52
Possess stolen property 60 61 58 55 54 54 53 49 49
Other property crimes 63 61 62 60 60 49 56 56 55
Administration of justice 69 67 67 66 66 64 65 65 64
Fail to appear 47 44 46 45 43 42 42 49 48
Breach of probation 62 57 60 54 51 60 55 62 59
Unlawfully at large 94 92 92 91 92 89 91 89 91
Fail to comply with order 62 61 61 61 61 58 61 62 61
Other administration of justice offences 71 69 70 71 69 71 74 67 68
Other Criminal Code 67 66 66 65 64 58 57 59 58
Weapons 64 64 61 60 60 52 52 55 54
Prostitution 78 59 49 48 75 41 36 35 32
Disturbing the peace 64 61 60 64 60 52 47 53 45
Residual Criminal Code 70 69 70 69 67 63 64 63 63
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 69 68 66 65 64 60 61 60 58
Criminal Code traffic 81 83 79 80 78 78 80 80 82
Impaired driving 84 86 83 83 82 80 78 83 83
Other Criminal Code traffic 79 78 76 79 75 77 82 78 80
Total Criminal Code 69 68 67 65 64 61 61 60 59
Other federal statute total 75 73 71 68 66 65 67 69 68
Drug possession 62 58 54 51 44 33 44 44 43
Drug trafficking 75 75 72 69 66 64 63 62 56
Youth Criminal Justice Act/Young Offenders Act 78 78 77 76 76 75 78 80 82
Residual federal statutes 74 63 67 64 60 64 63 77 77
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.