Table 1
Cases completed in youth courts, Canada, 2002/2003 to 2008/2009

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Offence category 2002/ 2003 2003/ 2004 2004/ 2005 2005/ 2006 2006/ 2007 2007/ 2008 2008/ 2009 Percentage change from 2007/2008 to 2008/2009 Percentage change from 2002/2003 to 2008/2009
number of cases percent
Total cases 76,204 64,029 57,676 57,468 57,483 58,708 58,379 -0.6 -23.4
Crimes against the person 17,336 15,711 14,296 14,838 14,793 15,393 15,457 0.4 -10.8
Crimes against property 32,179 26,501 23,599 22,808 22,517 22,612 22,001 -2.7 -31.6
Administration of justice offences 7,071 6,280 5,920 6,053 6,230 6,327 6,284 -0.7 -11.1
Other Criminal Code offences 3,297 2,960 2,883 3,117 3,187 3,038 3,021 -0.6 -8.4
Criminal Code traffic violations 1,335 1,214 1,125 1,089 1,113 1,236 1,127 -8.8 -15.6
Other federal statute violations 14,986 11,363 9,853 9,563 9,643 10,102 10,489 3.8 -30.0
Drug Offences
5,490 3,648 3,518 3,556 3,784 4,201 4,356 3.7 -20.7
Youth Criminal Justice Act and Young Offenders Act
9,252 7,565 6,168 5,777 5,605 5,649 5,880 4.1 -36.4
Other federal statutes
244 150 167 230 254 252 253 0.4 3.7
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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