Offender Profile and Recidivism among Domestic Violence Offenders in Ontario

Table 20: Seriousness Index, Most Serious Index Domestic Violence Conviction and Most Serious Sentence by Reconviction Status and Court Type, 2001

Seriousness Index
  Domestic Violence Courts Other Ontario Courts
Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column) Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column)
Serious Violence 19 (32%) 41 (68%) 60 (12%) 23 (34%) 45 (66%) 68 (14%)
Violence 125 (34%) 243 (66%) 368 (74%) 126 (31%) 282 (69%) 408 (82%)
Threat of Violence 13 (18%) 58 (82%) 71 (14%) 11 (46%) 13 (54%) 24 (5%)
No Violence 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (100%) 0 (0%)
Total 157 (31%) 343 (69%) 500 (100%) 160 (32%) 340 (68%) 500 (100%)

Most Serious Index Domestic Violence Conviction
  Domestic Violence Courts Other Ontario Courts
Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column) Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column)
Second Degree Murder 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%) 1 (0%)
Aggravated Sexual Assault 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 2 (0%)
Kidnapping/Forcible confinement 2 (40%) 3 (60%) 5 (1%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3 (1%)
Aggravated Assault 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Sexual Interference 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (0%)
Sexual Assault 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 3 (1%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 6 (1%)
Assault with Weapon/CBH 17 (35%) 31 (65%) 48 (10%) 23 (42%) 32 (58%) 55 (11%)
Assault 125 (34%) 243 (66%) 368 (74%) 126 (31%) 282 (69%) 408 (82%)
Uttering Threats 10 (19%) 42 (81%) 52 (10%) 9 (43%) 12 (57%) 21 (4%)
Criminal Harassment 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 19 (4%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%) 3 (1%)
Disturbing the Peace 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Total 157 (31%) 343 (69%) 500 (100%) 160 (32%) 340 (68%) 500 (100%)

Most Serious Sentence
  Domestic Violence Courts Other Ontario Courts
Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column) Reconviction N (% row) No Reconviction N (% row) Total N (% column)
Prison 117 (45%) 142 (55%) 259 (52%) 101 (45%) 122 (55%) 223 (45%)
Conditional Sentence 1 (7%) 14 (93%) 15 (3%) 6 (27%) 16 (73%) 22 (4%)
Probation 39 (17%) 184 (83%) 223 (45%) 51 (21%) 197 (79%) 248 (50%)
Fine 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 2 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 7 (1%)
Absolute Discharge 0 (0%) 1 (100%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Total 157 (31%) 343 (69%) 500 (100%) 160 (32%) 340 (68%) 500 (100%)

1. Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.