Table 3
Charges and cases completed in youth court, Canada, 2008/2009

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Offence category Charges Cases
number percentage number percentage
Crimes against the person
Homicide
85 0.0 59 0.1
Attempted murder
68 0.0 17 0.0
Robbery
6,003 3.1 2,723 4.7
Sexual assault
1,800 0.9 947 1.6
Other sexual offences
1,378 0.7 318 0.5
Major assault
9,054 4.7 3,688 6.3
Common assault
12,946 6.8 4,746 8.1
Uttering threats
7,010 3.7 2,444 4.2
Criminal harassment
508 0.3 146 0.3
Other crimes against persons
1,182 0.6 369 0.6
Total
40,034 21.0 15,457 26.5
Crimes against property
Theft
18,958 9.9 8,182 14.0
Break and enter
10,024 5.2 4,799 8.2
Fraud
2,715 1.4 805 1.4
Mischief
14,847 7.8 4,304 7.4
Possess stolen property
9,932 5.2 3,226 5.5
Other property crimes
2,922 1.5 685 1.2
Total
59,398 31.1 22,001 37.7
Administration of justice offences
Fail to appear
2,793 1.5 324 0.6
Breach of probation
1,059 0.6 188 0.3
Unlawfully at large
940 0.5 524 0.9
Fail to comply with order
27,555 14.4 4,135 7.1
Other administration of justice offences
3,751 2.0 1,113 1.9
Total
36,098 18.9 6,284 10.8
Other Criminal Code offences
Weapons offences
7,432 3.9 2,055 3.5
Prostitution
46 0.0 16 0.0
Disturb the peace
787 0.4 231 0.4
Other offences
2,110 1.1 719 1.2
Total
10,375 5.4 3,021 5.2
Total Criminal Code offences (excluding traffic) 145,905 76.4 46,763 80.1
Criminal Code traffic offences
Impaired driving
1,695 0.9 610 1.0
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
1,356 0.7 517 0.9
Total
3,051 1.6 1,127 1.9
Total Criminal Code offences (including traffic) 148,956 78.0 47,890 82.0
Other federal statute offences
Drug possession
6,467 3.4 2,912 5.0
Drug trafficking
2,743 1.4 1,444 2.5
Youth Criminal Justice Act
32,261 16.9 5,880 10.1
Other federal statutes
627 0.3 253 0.4
Total
42,098 22.0 10,489 18.0
Total offences 191,054 100.0 58,379 100.0
Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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