Table 9
Guilty youth court cases by type of sentence and type of offence, Canada, 2008/2009

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Table 9
Offence category Total guilty cases Type of sentence
Custody and supervision1 Conditional sentence Deferred custody and supervision2 Intensive support and supervision2 Attend a non-residential program
number number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent
Crimes against the person
Homicide
31 10 32.3 0 0 0 0
Attempted murder
6 4 66.7 0 0 0 0
Robbery
1,671 592 35.4 2 0.1 215 12.9 67 4.0 7 0.4
Sexual assault
534 86 16.1 0 37 6.9 7 1.3 1 0.2
Other sexual offences
228 22 9.6 0 14 6.1 11 4.8 0
Major assault
2,343 463 19.8 4 0.2 173 7.4 55 2.3 12 0.5
Common assault
2,548 156 6.1 4 0.2 42 1.6 22 0.9 12 0.5
Uttering threats
1,386 193 13.9 1 0.1 44 3.2 14 1.0 4 0.3
Criminal harassment
73 2 2.7 0 3 4.1 3 4.1 0
Other crimes against persons
207 46 22.2 0 15 7.2 5 2.4 1 0.5
Total
9,027 1,574 17.4 11 0.1 543 6.0 184 2.0 37 0.4
Crimes against property
Theft
4,141 429 10.4 6 0.1 80 1.9 41 1.0 28 0.7
Break and enter
3,170 506 16.0 1 0.0 121 3.8 47 1.5 6 0.2
Fraud
434 36 8.3 0 9 2.1 5 1.2 5 1.2
Mischief
2,094 178 8.5 0 49 2.3 15 0.7 7 0.3
Possess stolen property
1,472 206 14.0 1 0.1 46 3.1 12 0.8 14 1.0
Other property crimes
371 67 18.1 0 10 2.7 14 3.8 2 0.5
Total
11,682 1,422 12.2 8 0.1 315 2.7 134 1.1 62 0.5
Administration of justice offences
Fail to appear
149 25 16.8 0 1 0.7 0 1 0.7
Breach of probation
118 14 11.9 0 3 2.5 0 0
Unlawfully at large
474 326 68.8 0 8 1.7 1 0.2 4 0.8
Fail to comply with order
2,619 427 16.3 5 0.2 66 2.5 21 0.8 21 0.8
Other administration of justice offences
815 139 17.1 0 22 2.7 11 1.3 8 1.0
Total
4,175 931 22.3 5 0.1 100 2.4 33 0.8 34 0.8
Other Criminal Code offences
Weapons Offences
1,161 170 14.6 2 0.2 52 4.5 24 2.1 7 0.6
Prostitution
4 0 0 0 0 0
Disturb the peace
99 1 1.0 0 0 0 0
Other offences
448 68 15.2 0 25 5.6 10 2.2 1 0.2
Total
1,712 239 14.0 2 0.1 77 4.5 34 2.0 8 0.5
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 26,596 4,166 15.7 26 0.1 1,035 3.9 385 1.4 141 0.5
Criminal Code traffic offences
Impaired driving
516 2 0.4 0 3 0.6 0 0
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
383 69 18.0 2 0.5 16 4.2 5 1.3 1 0.3
Total
899 71 7.9 2 0.2 19 2.1 5 0.6 1 0.1
Total Criminal Code offences (including traffic) 27,495 4,237 15.4 28 0.1 1,054 3.8 390 1.4 142 0.5
Other federal statute offences
Drug possession
1,117 22 2.0 2 0.2 3 0.3 1 0.1 0
Drug trafficking
839 73 8.7 0 47 5.6 10 1.2 7 0.8
Youth Criminal Justice Act
4,838 965 19.9 2 0.0 200 4.1 69 1.4 49 1.0
Other federal statutes
145 10 6.9 1 0.7 0 0 0
Total
6,939 1,070 15.4 5 0.1 250 3.6 80 1.2 56 0.8
Total offences 34,434 5,307 15.4 33 0.1 1,304 3.8 470 1.4 198 0.6

 

Table 9 (continued)
Offence category Total guilty cases Type of sentence
Probation Fine Community service Reprimand2 Other3
number number percent number percent number percent number percent number percent
Crimes against the person
Homicide
31 4 12.9 0 1 3.2 0 15 48.4
Attempted murder
6 2 33.3 0 1 16.7 0 5 83.3
Robbery
1,671 1,274 76.2 4 0.2 403 24.1 6 0.4 1,084 64.9
Sexual assault
534 403 75.5 3 0.6 87 16.3 5 0.9 202 37.8
Other sexual offences
228 169 74.1 0 29 12.7 0 64 28.1
Major assault
2,343 1,683 71.8 27 1.2 528 22.5 10 0.4 1,034 44.1
Common assault
2,548 1,537 60.3 49 1.9 538 21.1 72 2.8 1,241 48.7
Uttering threats
1,386 979 70.6 14 1.0 293 21.1 12 0.9 444 32.0
Criminal harassment
73 49 67.1 2 2.7 17 23.3 1 1.4 35 47.9
Other crimes against persons
207 159 76.8 1 0.5 50 24.2 5 2.4 98 47.3
Total
9,027 6,259 69.3 100 1.1 1,947 21.6 111 1.2 4,222 46.8
Crimes against property
Theft
4,141 2,474 59.7 225 5.4 1,124 27.1 93 2.2 1,473 35.6
Break and enter
3,170 2,386 75.3 29 0.9 872 27.5 6 0.2 854 26.9
Fraud
434 286 65.9 16 3.7 134 30.9 4 0.9 175 40.3
Mischief
2,094 1,260 60.2 71 3.4 536 25.6 42 2.0 778 37.2
Possess stolen property
1,472 984 66.8 51 3.5 380 25.8 17 1.2 433 29.4
Other property crimes
371 273 73.6 5 1.3 106 28.6 1 0.3 95 25.6
Total
11,682 7,663 65.6 397 3.4 3,152 27.0 163 1.4 3,808 32.6
Administration of justice offences
Fail to appear
149 66 44.3 28 18.8 17 11.4 6 4.0 45 30.2
Breach of probation
118 56 47.5 17 14.4 24 20.3 1 0.8 16 13.6
Unlawfully at large
474 118 24.9 3 0.6 41 8.6 5 1.1 24 5.1
Fail to comply with order
2,619 1,252 47.8 190 7.3 447 17.1 144 5.5 647 24.7
Other administration of justice offences
815 430 52.8 49 6.0 185 22.7 22 2.7 219 26.9
Total
4,175 1,922 46.0 287 6.9 714 17.1 178 4.3 951 22.8
Other Criminal Code offences
Weapons offences
1,161 816 70.3 29 2.5 251 21.6 6 0.5 624 53.7
Prostitution
4 2 50.0 0 0 0 1 25.0
Disturb the peace
99 45 45.5 11 11.1 22 22.2 3 3.0 59 59.6
Other offences
448 333 74.3 14 3.1 189 42.2 3 0.7 130 29.0
Other
1,712 1,196 69.9 54 3.2 462 27.0 12 0.7 814 47.5
Total Criminal Code (excluding traffic) 26,596 17,040 64.1 838 3.2 6,275 23.6 464 1.7 9,795 36.8
Criminal Code traffic offences
Impaired driving
516 135 26.2 349 67.6 73 14.1 1 0.2 459 89.0
Other Criminal Code traffic offences
383 246 64.2 47 12.3 85 22.2 0 223 58.2
Total
899 381 42.4 396 44.0 158 17.6 1 0.1 682 75.9
Total Criminal Code (including traffic) 27,495 17,421 63.4 1,234 4.5 6,433 23.4 465 1.7 10,477 38.1
Other federal statute offences
Drug possession
1,117 537 48.1 154 13.8 299 26.8 26 2.3 690 61.8
Drug trafficking
839 658 78.4 17 2.0 303 36.1 3 0.4 549 65.4
Youth Criminal Justice Act
4,838 2,096 43.3 478 9.9 1,265 26.1 115 2.4 877 18.1
Other federal statutes
145 35 24.1 46 31.7 14 9.7 1 0.7 18 12.4
Total
6,939 3,326 47.9 695 10.0 1,881 27.1 145 2.1 2,134 30.8
Total offences 34,434 20,747 60.3 1,929 5.6 8,314 24.1 610 1.8 12,611 36.6

1. S.85(1) of the YCJA specifies that the provinces and territories provide at least two levels of custody, however the levels are not defined (as in the YOA, which provided for open and secure levels of custody). The majority of provinces and territories no longer maintain data in their operational systems pertaining to the level of custody to which a youth was sentenced.
2. Data on new YCJA sentences are not yet available for Saskatchewan. They are included in the 'Other' category.
3. Other sentences include absolute discharge, restitution, prohibition, seizure, forfeiture, compensation, pay purchaser, essays, apologies, counselling programs, and conditional discharge. For Saskatchewan, this category also includes deferred custody and supervision, intensive support and supervision, attend a non-residential program and reprimand.
Note: The sentence types presented are not mutually exclusive and will not add to 100.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Youth Court Survey.

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