Table 6
Guilty cases by mean and median fine amount, adult criminal courts, 10 jurisdictions, 2000/2001 and 2008/2009

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Offence category 2000/2001 2008/2009
Mean Median Mean Median
dollars dollars
Total offences 938 500 1,082 600
Criminal Code total 597 500 684 600
Crimes against the person 410 300 445 300
Homicide
567 675 x x
Attempted murder
x x x x
Robbery
494 400 523 200
Sexual assault
725 500 555 500
Other sexual offences
386 300 400 300
Major assault
473 400 509 400
Common assault
393 300 454 400
Uttering threats
301 250 322 250
Criminal harassment
495 250 443 400
Other crimes against the person
612 300 502 300
Crimes against property 484 250 417 250
Theft
287 200 288 200
Break and enter
462 400 490 400
Fraud
474 250 923 300
Mischief
277 200 327 250
Possess stolen property
1,282 300 547 350
Other property crimes
412 300 483 300
Administration of justice offences 245 200 284 200
Fail to appear
201 150 224 200
Breach of probation
261 200 301 250
Unlawfully at large
325 250 428 300
Fail to comply with order
197 150 245 200
Other administration of justice offences
326 250 383 300
Other Criminal Code offences 1,062 250 618 250
Weapons offences
326 250 366 300
Prostitution
487 250 621 300
Disturb the peace
240 200 301 250
Other offences
2,627 375 1,414 250
Criminal Code traffic offences 751 700 929 1,000
Impaired driving
762 700 948 1,000
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
637 500 759 600
Other federal statute offences 2,178 200 2,946 300
Drug possession
330 200 441 300
Drug trafficking
1,384 1,000 1,594 1,000
Youth Criminal Justice Act and Young Offenders Act
231 200 271 250
Other federal statutes
3,171 200 4,289 250
Notes: Excludes cases where amount of fine was not known. In Quebec, most drug offences are recorded under residual federal statutes, resulting in an undercount of drug possession and drug trafficking cases and an overcount of residual federal statute cases. Amount of fine data are presented in current dollars. This table does not include data from Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Coverage for Adult Criminal Court Survey data for the ten jurisdictions is estimated at 90% adult criminal court caseload.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Adult Criminal Court Survey.

 

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