Table 11
Guilty youth cases sentenced to probation, Canada, 2002/2003 to 2006/2007

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  2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 Percengage change in number of cases receiving probation 2002/2003 to 2006/2007 Percentage point change in proportion of guilty cases receiving probation 2002/2003 to 2006/2007
Total guilty cases Guilty cases sentenced to probation Total guilty cases Guilty cases sentenced to probation Total guilty cases Guilty cases sentenced to probation Total guilty cases Guilty cases sentenced to probation Total guilty cases Guilty cases sentenced to probation
number number percent number number percent number number percent number number percent number number percent percentage
Canada 49,169 34,440 70.0 39,323 24,847 63.2 35,865 22,380 62.4 34,628 20,822 60.1 34,065 19,953 58.6 -42.1 -11.5
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,049 742 70.7 855 589 68.9 759 501 66.0 608 420 69.1 563 344 61.1 -53.6 -9.6
Prince Edward Island 185 134 72.4 117 87 74.4 94 73 77.7 129 112 86.8 153 130 85.0 -3.0 12.5
Nova Scotia 1,341 988 73.7 1,016 735 72.3 888 686 77.3 985 729 74.0 1,118 827 74.0 -16.3 0.3
New Brunswick 1,374 869 63.2 1,027 519 50.5 1,009 521 51.6 1,065 524 49.2 1,035 483 46.7 -44.4 -16.6
Quebec 5,824 4,310 74.0 5,330 3,692 69.3 5,082 3,603 70.9 4,936 3,123 63.3 4,761 3,177 66.7 -26.3 -7.3
Ontario 21,344 17,068 80.0 16,407 12,233 74.6 15,314 11,016 71.9 14,418 10,045 69.7 13,833 9,053 65.4 -47.0 -14.5
Manitoba 2,413 1,510 62.6 2,089 1,151 55.1 1,900 1,111 58.5 1,983 1,006 50.7 2,051 1,035 50.5 -31.5 -12.1
Saskatchewan 3,801 2,188 57.6 2,788 1,351 48.5 2,746 1,245 45.3 2,718 1,287 47.4 2,945 1,343 45.6 -38.6 -12.0
Alberta 6,803 3,103 45.6 5,869 2,342 39.9 4,587 1,908 41.6 4,502 2,030 45.1 4,496 2,127 47.3 -31.5 1.7
British Columbia 4,532 3,177 70.1 3,483 1,901 54.6 3,070 1,529 49.8 2,923 1,358 46.5 2,811 1,227 43.6 -61.4 -26.5
Yukon 64 37 57.8 44 22 50.0 32 18 56.3 35 16 45.7 41 22 53.7 -40.5 -4.2
Northwest Territories1 273 170 62.3 157 108 68.8 246 53 21.5 174 41 23.6 131 69 52.7 -59.4 -9.6
Nunavut 166 144 86.7 141 117 83.0 138 116 84.1 152 131 86.2 127 116 91.3 -19.4 4.6
  1. From 2004/2005 to 2006/2007, for the Northwest Territories, the number of custody orders have been under-reported and the number of probation orders have been over-reported by unknown amounts due to clerical procedures. The majority of custody orders were captured as probation.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.