Friday, September 7, 2018

Proportion of People with Charges who Spend Some Time in Custody

I have a researcher who wants “the proportion of people with charges who spend some time in custody.”

Table  35-10-0177-01   Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations

This table does have “actual incidents”, but that may be slightly different, because a few individuals may be responsible for many “incidents”. 

There are also tables on admissions to correctional services (35-10-0014-01 and 35-10-0015-01) but they do not have the number of persons charged. 

There are some older archived publications that have “persons charged”  i.e. (Canada year book)

But I cannot seem to find this in a more recent data source with this exact information.

I have looked at a lot of tables, but cannot seem to find exactly what this researcher wants, so any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

We have received the following response from subject matter: 

“I will refer you to a couple of our Integrated Criminal Court Survey tables, though they don’t have exactly what the client is looking for. Our unit of count is the case or the charge, which doesn’t exactly correspond to a person since 1 person can have multiple charges and cases within a single year and across years. However, the client could look at the proportion of guilty cases that were sentenced to custody for the various offences that we publish on. I don’t know if that would meet their needs, but it’s free and easily available.

The caveat of course is that these tables are for cases rather than charges. Criminal Courts does have charge and case tables, but only guilty cases tables cross-tabulate with a sentence of custody.”