Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.7 Clearance status of youth-related incidents, all UCR2 respondents, by province, 2001

Province Status Percentage
New Brunswick (10 police services reported) Cleared by charge 76%
Informal action 14%
Beyond control of department 1%
Pre-charge alternative measures 9%
Québec (all police services reported) Cleared by charge 55%
Informal action 25%
Beyond control of department 8%
Pre-charge alternative measures 12%
Ontario (OPP plus 13 police services reported) Cleared by charge 80%
Informal action 19%
Beyond control of department 0%
Pre-charge alternative measures 1%
Saskatchewan (4 police services reported) Cleared by charge 83%
Informal action 14%
Beyond control of department 1%
Pre-charge alternative measures 2%
Alberta (4 police services reported) Cleared by charge 73%
Informal action 12%
Beyond control of department 0%
Pre-charge alternative measures 15%

Source: Incident-Based UCR Survey, 2001.

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