Youth Court Stats Lowest Ever

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 14:28 PM

A drop in the number of youth heading to court.  

Statistics Canada says nearly 33-thousand cases were tried in the country's youth courts last year, a 19 per cent drop over the year before.  

It's the lowest number since data was first collected more than two decades ago.  

The agency says the decline mirrors a reduction in the number of youth being charged over the past decade.