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Justice Tables - Adults
Adult Criminal Court Survey

The objective of the Adult Criminal Court Survey (ACCS) is to produce a national database of statistical information on charges, cases and persons involving accused who are 18 years or older at the time of offence, companies, as well as youths who have been transferred to adult criminal court. The survey is intended to be a census of federal statute charges heard in provincial and superior criminal courts in Canada. It includes information on the age and sex of the accused, case decision patterns, sentencing information regarding the length of prison and probation, and amount of fine, as well as case-processing data such as case elapsed time and number of appearances per charge. These data on federal statute charges heard in adult criminal courts in the reference period are collected by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) in collaboration with provincial and territorial government departments responsible for adult criminal courts. The data are collected to respond to the needs of the provincial/territorial and federal departments of justice and attorneys-general, researchers and policy analysts, academics and the media, as well as to inform the public how adults are dealt with by adult provincial/territorial criminal courts in Canada.

Adult criminal courts in ten provinces and three territories report to the ICCS/ACCS. Reporting jurisdictions include: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In addition, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut reported superior court data to the ICCS/ACCS. These thirteen jurisdictions represent approximately 98% of the national adult criminal court caseload.

.Zip Files Description [Time Period Covered: 1994/1995 - 2009/2010]
accs-length_of_custody Guilty cases by length of custody
accs-mean_median_case_elapsed_time Cases by mean and median elapsed times
accs-most_serious_sentence Guilty cases by most serious sentence
accs-type_of_sentence Guilty cases by type of sentence
accs-type_of_decision Cases by type of decision
accs-amount_of_fine Guilty cases by amount of fine
accs-length_of_probation Guilty cases by length of probation
accs-mean_and_median_amount_of_fine Guilty cases by mean and median amount of fine
accs-mean_and_median_length_of_custody Guilty cases by mean and median length of custody
accs-mean_and_median_length_of_probation Guilty case by mean and median length of probation
accs-elapsed_time_groups Cases by length of elapsed time
Adult Correctional Services Survey

Adult Correctional Services Survey and Integrated Correctional Services Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), Statistics Canada. Fiscal year (April 1 through March 31). Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals. These data are administrative data. Although the surveys attempt to standardize the way in which status changes are counted, limitations due to differences among jurisdictional operations may restrict uniform application of the definitions in some situations. For this reason, inter-jurisdictional comparisons of the data should be made with caution. Nevertheless, as a result of consistent counting practices within jurisdictions over time, statements may be made about the trends within each jurisdiction. The files are in .IVT format and require the use of the Beyond 20/20 browser for viewing.

Zip Files Description [Time Period Covered: 1994/1995 - 2008/2009]
acs2510001 Admission to prov., terr. and fed. programs - (1978 - 2009)
acs2510002 Admission to prov. and terr. programs - (1978 - 2009)
acs2510003 Admission to fed. programs - (1978 - 2009)
kir2510004 Average counts of offenders in prov., terr. and fed. programs - (1978 - 2010)
kir2510005 Average counts of offenders in prov. and terr. programs - (1978- 2010)
kir2510006 Average counts of offenders in fed. programs - (1978 - 2010)
acs2510007 Operating expenditures for prov., terr. and fed. programs - (1978/79 - 2007/2008)
kir2510008 Average counts of young persons in provincial and territorial correctional services - (1997 - 2010)