The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 3 shows the rate of cases (per 1,000 of the youth population aged 12-17) which were taken to court, by varying seriousness, from 1991/2 to 2003/04.

(Note: for the purposes of this text file, estimates have been made of amounts shown.)

  • 1991/92 Four very minor offences 19.5; four somewhat minor offences 15.5; all other offences 12.0
  • 1992/93 Four very minor offences 17.5; four somewhat minor offences 15.0; all other offences 11.7
  • 1993/94 Four very minor offences 17.2; four somewhat minor offences 14.8; all other offences 11.7
  • 1994/95 Four very minor offences 15.5; four somewhat minor offences 14.0; all other offences 11.7
  • 1995/96 Four very minor offences 16.0; four somewhat minor offences 12.7; all other offences 11.5
  • 1996/97 Four very minor offences 15.7; four somewhat minor offences 12.5; all other offences 11.4
  • 1997/98 Four very minor offences 15.8; four somewhat minor offences 12.2; all other offences 12.0
  • 1998/99 Four very minor offences 14.8; four somewhat minor offences 12.0; all other offences 12.0
  • 1999/00 Four very minor offences 14.0; four somewhat minor offences 10.2; all other offences 12.0
  • 2000/01 Four very minor offences 13.7; four somewhat minor offences 10.1; all other offences 12.2
  • 2001/02 Four very minor offences 13.0; four somewhat minor offences 9.7; all other offences 12.5
  • 2002/03 Four very minor offences 12.8; four somewhat minor offences 9.5; all other offences 12.0
  • 2003/04 Four very minor offences 9.8; four somewhat minor offences 8.0; all other offences 10.0

Very minor offences = theft under, possession of stolen property, failure to comply/appear, YOA/YCJA Somewhat minor offence = other thefts, mischief/damage, break and enter, minor assault s

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