Offender Profile and Recidivism among Domestic Violence Offenders in Ontario

Table 21: Prison/Probation Sentence Length by Reconviction Status and Court Type, 2001

Prison Sentence Length
  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)
< 1 month 40 (35%) 73 (65%) 113 (44%) 33 (36%) 59 (64%) 92 (41%)
1–3 months 49 (60%) 33 (40%) 82 (32%) 46 (58%) 33 (42%) 79 (35%)
3–6 months 18 (46%) 21 (54%) 39 (15%) 14 (44%) 18 (56%) 32 (14%)
6–12 months 8 (53%) 7 (47%) 15 (6%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 9 (4%)
1–2 years 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5 (2%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 8 (4%)
2+ years 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 5 (2%) 1 (50%) 2 (50%) 3 (1%)
Total 117 (45%) 142 (55%) 259 (100%) 101 (45%) 122 (55%) 223 (100%)

Probation Sentence Length
  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)
< 6 months 0 (0%) 11 (100%) 11 (5%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%) 13 (5%)
6–12 months 23 (17%) 115 (83%) 138 (62%) 30 (21%) 111 (78%) 141 (57%)
12–24 months 12 (19%) 51 (81%) 63 (28%) 17 (19%) 73 (81%) 90 (36%)
24+ months 4 (36%) 7 (64%) 11 (5%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 4 (2%)
Total 39 (18%) 184 (83%) 223 (100%) 51 (21%) 197 (79%) 248 (100%)

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