Table 8
Percentage of guilty youth cases sentenced to custody, Canada, provinces and territories, 2002/2003 to 2008/2009

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Province and territory 2002/ 2003 2003/ 2004 2004/ 2005 2005/ 2006 2006/ 2007 2007/ 2008 2008/ 2009
percentage
Canada 26.9 21.9 21.1 18.4 16.6 15.9 15.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 38.5 21.3 23.5 20.3 18.0 12.0 15.6
Prince Edward Island 39.5 19.7 16.0 17.3 18.7 15.8 19.4
Nova Scotia 32.8 14.7 13.3 11.5 13.7 12.1 11.0
New Brunswick 25.8 23.2 20.9 16.1 16.5 13.5 12.2
Quebec 21.2 15.9 15.3 12.5 11.2 11.3 12.0
Ontario 28.1 27.5 26.3 23.8 20.9 21.7 20.3
Manitoba 26.0 15.9 15.7 8.6 7.9 6.7 6.2
Saskatchewan 30.9 26.1 21.2 18.0 16.7 14.8 16.3
Alberta 19.3 12.9 13.3 12.4 12.5 11.1 10.5
British Columbia 31.6 22.1 21.5 21.6 18.6 16.7 15.6
Yukon 46.9 27.3 25.0 44.1 31.8 34.1 41.2
Northwest Territories1 39.2 19.1 15.6 20.1 20.3 17.3 17.3
Nunavut 24.7 21.3 23.2 22.2 18.8 9.7 14.6
1. From 2004/2005 to 2008/2009, for the Northwest Territories, the number of custody orders has been under reported and the number of probation orders has been over reported by unknown amounts due to clerical procedures. The majority of custody orders were captured as probation.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

 

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