The Nunavut Court of Justice issued its annual report Feb. 24, which shows that in Nunavut, kamagra jelly Canada fewer adult criminal charges were laid in 2013 than in 2012. (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)
Fewer adults in Nunavut were charged with criminal offenses last year than in 2012, kamagra gel Canada but the number of youth criminal charges seems to be creeping up again, says a report from the Nunavut Court of Justice released Feb. 24.
A follow up to last year Ingirranivut (Our Journey) which covered crime rates and court operation statistics in Nunavut from 2000 to 2012, the 2013 report uses stark numbers to describe the impact of Nunavut crime rate on lawyers, kamagra Canada judges and administrative staff within Nunavut justice system.
The report said 6,854 charges were laid in Nunavut iphonedevcamp in 2013 roughly one charge for every five people in the territory.
The good news is that this number is down from the approximately 8,000 charges laid in 2012.
the court closed a total of 8,356 criminal cases [in 2013], the report says in its introduction. http://iphonedevcamp.ca/ That because many charges are laid one year, but not closed until a subsequent year.
while the total number of charges laid in 2013 declined from 2012, the number of cases closed by the court in 2013 increased from the previous year. report contains other interesting figures.
Because of an number of youth criminal charges laid in the last three calendar years, and pre sentence reports that lawyers must complete before sentencing, the average amount of time it took to complete youth criminal cases increased from 120 days in 2012 to more than 180 days in 2013.
The number of youth criminal charges laid in 2013 appears to be about 800 from the report graph actual figures are not given. That figure has remained fairly steady since 2006, with the exception of 2010 when the number exceeded 1,000.
In response, the report said the court to double the frequency of youth court sittings in Iqaluit to streamline more youth through the system in 2014.
Nunavut senior judge, Justice Robert Kilpatrick, plans to create a special committee to look into the issue of increased processing times for youth cases, the report said.
The report based its findings on Statistics Canada numbers and the NCJ Court Information System, comparing statistics that go back to 2000.
For adults, the court wrapped up more cases in 2013 than in any previous year nearly 7,500 cases.
At the beginning of 2013, there were 14 homicide charges in states of completion, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sildenafil winding their way through the court system.
Eleven homicide cases were completed in 2012 and 2013. Seven charges of homicide were laid in 2011 and five laid in 2012.
The report does not say how many homicide charges were laid in 2013.
In Iqaluit, the largest community by population, 1,808 criminal charges were laid in 2013. Rankin Inlet saw 812 criminal charges and Cape Dorset saw 630.
Grise Fiord, Nunavut smallest community, had the lowest raw number of actual charges laid, at 17. Three communities in the Kivalliq Bay, Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet and the Kitikmeot community of Kugaaruk all saw fewer than 60 charges laid in 2013, giving them the next lowest absolute counts.
For convicted offenders in Nunavut, 53 per cent, or 2,612 people, were given probation and 35 per cent, or 1,738, were given custodial sentences.
The average time an adult accused of a crime spent in remand pre trial custody for those http://iphonedevcamp.ca/ facing more serious allegations was reduced from 70 days in 2011 12 to 54 days in 2012 13.
That the lowest average since the 2005 06 fiscal year, iphonedevcamp when the average was 43 days.
However, the total number of people held in remand increased by almost 100 last year 412 in 2012 13 compared to 313 in 2011 12.
The report says monthly video courts held in Iqaluit for Kitikmeot prisoners residing at the North Slave Correction Center in the Northwest Territories has reduced time for accused persons in custody, kamagra Canada for processing time, and has saved money on transportation.
The report said the court plans to do the same for the Kivalliq docket in 2014.
Court diversion a program that diverts low level cases away from the courts in an effort to resolve them through reconciliation can greatly reduce court costs as well but, the report says, kamagra gel Canada not every community has the capacity to offer diversion programs and some are more successful than others.
Iqaluit, where most charges are laid, had no diversion option available in 2012 13, for example, kamagra jelly Canada but the report anticipates a program will be in place by spring 2014.