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  • Police-reported data from 2008 indicate that private residences were the most common site for youth crime (32%), followed closely by commercial establishments (23%) such as stores, office buildings, and gas stations, and outdoor public spaces (23%) such as streets, parks and parking lots.

  • Violent youth crime (23%) and youth drug violations (31%) were more likely than other types of police-reported youth crime to occur on school property.

  • Non-violent youth crime coming to the attention of police, especially property-related offences, took place in commercial establishments more often than other offence types.

  • According to police-reported data, youth committed violent offences such as physical assault, sexual assault, and robbery with slightly greater frequency on weekdays than on weekends.

  • Police-reported drug offences involving youth were more likely to occur on Friday followed by Thursday and traffic violations were notably higher on weekends.

  • Police-reported data indicate that after-school hours, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., were a peak time for violent (22%) and non-violent (20%) youth crime, while early afternoon (noon to 3 p.m.) was the most frequent time for youth drug offences (24%) and night-time (9 p.m. to midnight) for youth traffic violations (28%).

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