Table 9
Elapsed time in adult criminal courts by type of offence, Canada, 2008/2009

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Offence category Total cases Mean (days) Median (days)
number
Total offences 392,907 229 124
Total Criminal Code 344,017 228 122
Crimes against the person 94,004 233 162
Homicide
268 469 345
Attempted murder
163 338 274
Robbery
4,350 290 201
Sexual assault
4,054 399 304
Other sexual offences
2,004 384 280
Major assault
21,213 261 183
Common assault
37,237 188 134
Uttering threats
18,368 212 148
Criminal harassment
3,163 219 160
Other crimes against persons
3,184 281 197
Crimes against property 91,923 242 109
Theft
38,467 204 78
Break and enter
11,465 277 153
Fraud
14,416 356 169
Mischief
13,849 187 110
Possess stolen property
11,768 257 113
Other property crimes
1,958 260 139
Administration of justice offences 82,573 187 75
Fail to appear
5,009 295 95
Breach of probation
30,321 160 60
Unlawfully at large
2,524 144 25
Fail to comply with order
35,879 190 81
Other admin. justice offences
8,840 215 120
Other Criminal Code offences 18,676 273 154
Weapons offences
9,748 249 166
Prostitution
1,624 342 107
Disturb the peace
1,810 163 78
Other offences
5,494 333 196
Criminal Code traffic offences 56,841 242 150
Impaired driving
45,068 237 147
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
11,773 261 158
Other federal statute offences 48,890 237 133
Drug possession
15,574 150 85
Drug trafficking
12,587 328 223
Youth Criminal Justice Act
1,222 123 63
Other federal statutes
19,507 256 134
Note: Coverage for Adult Criminal Court Survey data as at 2008/2009 is estimated at 95% of adult criminal court caseload.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Adult Criminal Court Survey.
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