Offender Profile and Recidivism among Domestic Violence Offenders in Ontario

Table 22: Total Number of Lifetime Convictions and Number of Charges Laid in Lifetime without Convictions by Reconviction Status and Court Type, 2001

Total Number of Lifetime Convictions
  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)
One 0 (0%) 110 (100%) 110 (22%) 0 (0%) 109 (100%) 109 (22%)
Two 6 (10%) 53 (90%) 59 (12%) 6 (14%) 38 (86%) 44 (9%)
Three 9 (23%) 31 (77%) 40 (8%) 11 (18%) 51 (82%) 62 (12%)
Four 11 (34%) 21 (66%) 32 (6%) 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 26 (5%)
Five to nine 31 (31%) 70 (69%) 101 (20%) 44 (37%) 75 (63%) 119 (24%)
More than ten 100 (63%) 58 (37%) 158 (32%) 92 (66%) 48 (34%) 140 (28%)
Total 157 (31%) 343 (69%) 500 (100%) 160 (32%) 340 (68%) 500 (100%)

Total Number of Charges Laid in Lifetime without Convictions
  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)
None 19 (15%) 106 (85%) 125 (25%) 30 (19%) 129 (81%) 159 (32%)
One 24 (24%) 76 (76%) 100 (20%) 37 (34%) 73 (66%) 110 (22%)
Two 13 (22%) 47 (78%) 60 (12%) 17 (25%) 50 (75%) 67 (13%)
Three 17 (36%) 30 (64%) 47 (9%) 13 (32%) 28 (68%) 41 (8%)
Four 15 (45%) 18 (55%) 33 (7%) 19 (46%) 22 (54%) 41 (8%)
Five to nine 37 (43%) 49 (57%) 86 (17%) 30 (50%) 30 (50%) 60 (12%)
More than ten 32 (65%) 17 (35%) 49 (10%) 14 (64%) 8 (36%) 22 (4%)
Total 157 (31%) 343 (69%) 500 (100%) 160 (32%) 340 (68%) 500 (100%)

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