Table 4
Cases completed in youth courts by offence category and age of accused, Canada, 2008/2009

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Offence category Total cases Age of accused
12 years old 13 years old 14 years old 15 years old 16 years old 17 years old Other1
number number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent
Total offences 58,379 1,307 2.2 3,583 6.1 7,120 12.2 11,780 20.2 15,387 26.4 18,019 30.9 1,183 2.0
Total Criminal Code offences 47,890 1,263 2.6 3,309 6.9 6,266 13.1 9,855 20.6 12,349 25.8 13,974 29.2 874 1.8
Crimes against the person
15,457 543 3.5 1,287 8.3 2,143 13.9 3,224 20.9 3,841 24.8 4,166 27.0 253 1.6
Crimes against property
22,001 593 2.7 1,578 7.2 3,141 14.3 4,726 21.5 5,766 26.2 5,910 26.9 287 1.3
Administration of justice offences
6,284 57 0.9 268 4.3 624 9.9 1,215 19.3 1,698 27.0 2,179 34.7 243 3.9
Other Criminal Code offences
3,021 67 2.2 168 5.6 327 10.8 580 19.2 808 26.7 989 32.7 82 2.7
Criminal Code traffic offences
1,127 3 0.3 8 0.7 31 2.8 110 9.8 236 20.9 730 64.8 9 0.8
Other federal statute offences 10,489 44 0.4 274 2.6 854 8.1 1,925 18.4 3,038 29.0 4,045 38.6 309 2.9
Drug offences
4,356 22 0.5 94 2.2 302 6.9 706 16.2 1,276 29.3 1,909 43.8 47 1.1
Youth Criminal Justice Act
5,880 19 0.3 171 2.9 531 9.0 1,179 20.1 1,690 28.7 2,039 34.7 251 4.3
Other federal statutes
253 3 1.2 9 3.6 21 8.3 40 15.8 72 28.5 97 38.3 11 4.3
1. Other age group includes cases where the accused was older than 17 at the time of the offence (i.e., YCJA sections 136 to 139) or the age was unknown.
Notes: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Age of accused is at the time of offence.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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