Table 4
Characteristics of child pornography cases, pre- and post-2012 mandatory minimum penalty (MMP) legislation

Table 4
Characteristics of child pornography cases, pre- and post-2012 mandatory minimum penalty (MMP) legislation
Table summary
This table displays the results of Characteristics of child pornography cases. The information is grouped by Characteristics of completed court cases (appearing as row headers), Making or distributing child pornography, Possessing or accessing child pornography, Pre-2012 and Post-2012, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Characteristics of completed court cases Making or distributing child pornographyTable 4 Note 1 Possessing or accessing child pornographyTable 4 Note 2
Pre-2012Table 4 Note 3 Post-2012Table 4 Note 4 Pre-2012Table 4 Note 3 Post-2012Table 4 Note 4
number percent number percent number percent number percent
Number of charges per case
Total summary cases 26 100 39 100 103 100 147 100
Single charge 0 0 3 8 21 20 42 29
Multiple charges 26 100 36 92 82 80 105 71
Total indictable cases 73 100 64 100 140 100 141 100
Single charge 4 5 3 5 29 21 22 16
Multiple charges 69 95 61 95 111 79 119 84
Number of appearances in case
Total summary cases 26 100 39 100 103 100 147 100
1 or 2 appearances 4 15 3 8 7 7 6 4
3 to 5 appearances 2 8 6 15 17 17 24 16
6 to 10 appearances 7 27 12 31 38 37 50 34
Over 10 appearances 13 50 18 46 41 40 67 46
Total indictable cases 73 100 64 100 140 100 141 100
1 or 2 appearances 2 3 2 3 5 4 3 2
3 to 5 appearances 9 12 3 5 17 12 19 13
6 to 10 appearances 13 18 17 27 37 26 33 23
Over 10 appearances 49 67 42 66 81 58 86 61
Case lengthTable 4 Note 5
Total summary cases 26 100 39 100 103 100 147 100
1 day 0 0 1 3 3 3 1 1
2 days to less than 2 months 3 12 6 15 14 14 16 11
2 to less than 4 months 3 12 3 8 12 12 19 13
4 to less than 8 months 11 42 14 36 29 28 40 27
8 to less than 12 months 5 19 9 23 27 26 39 27
1 year or longer 4 15 6 15 18 17 32 22
Total indictable cases 73 100 64 100 140 100 141 100
1 day 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
2 days to less than 2 months 7 10 4 6 12 9 10 7
2 to less than 4 months 5 7 2 3 14 10 16 11
4 to less than 8 months 19 26 14 22 41 29 36 26
8 to less than 12 months 22 30 19 30 36 26 37 26
1 year or longer 19 26 25 39 36 26 42 30
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