Table 5
Elapsed time to complete a case in youth court, by type of offence, Canada, 2008/2009

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Offence category Elapsed time (in days) from first to last court appearance
Total cases Mean1 Median1
number days
Crimes against the person
Homicide
59 381 392
Attempted murder
17 306 295
Robbery
2,723 235 188
Sexual assault
947 294 254
Other sexual offences
318 242 192
Major assault
3,688 212 176
Common assault
4,746 174 135
Uttering threats
2,444 168 141
Criminal harassment
146 218 159
Other crimes against persons
369 244 182
Total
15,457 205 162
Crimes against property
Theft
8,182 157 106
Break and enter
4,799 184 134
Fraud
805 206 124
Mischief
4,304 152 120
Possess stolen property
3,226 186 120
Other property crimes
685 195 144
Total
22,001 169 120
Administration of justice offences
Fail to appear
324 182 88
Breach of probation
188 163 93
Unlawfully at large
524 60 13
Fail to comply with order
4,135 143 89
Other administration of justice offences
1,113 152 85
Total
6,284 140 81
Other Criminal Code offences
Weapons offences
2,055 187 149
Prostitution
16 913 180
Disturb the peace
231 143 106
Other offences
719 181 125
Total
3,021 186 141
Total Criminal Code offences (excluding traffic) 46,763 178 127
Criminal Code traffic offences
Impaired driving
610 117 64
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
517 175 122
Total
1,127 143 92
Total Criminal Code offences (including traffic) 47,890 177 127
Other federal statute offences
Drug possession
2,912 110 85
Drug trafficking
1,444 182 145
Youth Criminal Justice Act
5,880 97 46
Other federal statutes
253 159 47
Total
10,489 114 65
Total offences 58,379 166 119
1. The mean is the average value of the number of days for all cases from the first to last court appearance. The median represents the midpoint in the sorted dataset, where exactly half the dataset are above and half below the midpoint.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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