Table 7
Percentage of cases resulting in guilt in youth courts, by type of offence, Canada, 2008/2009

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Offence category 1991/ 1992 1998/ 1999 2002/ 2003 2003/ 2004 2008/ 2009
percentage of cases resulting in guilt
Crimes against the person
Homicide
55 49 48 51 53
Attempted murder
71 42 40 36 35
Robbery
67 73 70 62 61
Sexual assault
62 60 57 53 56
Other sexual offences
71 67 73 75 72
Major assault
68 71 69 62 64
Common assault
66 66 64 58 54
Uttering threats
55 63 61 57 57
Criminal harassment1
54 61 54 50
Other crimes against persons
54 53 52 49 56
Total
65 67 65 59 58
Crimes against property
Theft
61 67 60 58 51
Break and enter
78 80 75 70 66
Fraud
65 72 68 65 54
Mischief
61 64 59 55 49
Possess stolen property
56 60 54 54 46
Other property crimes
56 60 61 50 54
Total
64 69 63 60 53
Administration of justice offences
Fail to appear
49 43 42 41 46
Breach of probation
51 60 49 58 63
Unlawfully at large
89 94 92 88 90
Fail to comply with order
53 63 62 59 63
Other administration of justice offences
72 78 75 72 73
Total
66 70 67 65 66
Other Criminal Code offences
Weapons offences
59 64 61 53 56
Prostitution
76 78 71 41 25
Disturb the peace
62 64 59 51 43
Other
68 72 62 65 62
Total
64 67 61 56 57
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 65 69 64 60 57
Criminal Code traffic offences
Impaired driving
84 83 82 80 85
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
68 79 75 77 74
Total
77 81 78 78 80
Total Criminal Code offences (including traffic) 65 69 64 60 57
Other federal statute offences
Drug possession
65 61 44 33 38
Drug trafficking
73 77 67 64 58
Youth Criminal Justice Act and Young Offenders Act
68 78 76 76 82
Other federal statutes
78 65 55 64 57
Total
69 75 66 66 66
Total offences 65 70 65 61 59
1. Criminal harassment became an offence August 1, 1993.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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