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NCJ Number: 152741 Find in a Library
Title: Trends in Justice Spending -- 1988/89 to 1992/93
Journal: Juristat  Volume:14  Issue:16  Dated:(November 1994)  Pages:complete issue
Author(s): G Young
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Government spending in Canada on the criminal justice system reached $9.57 billion in 1992-1993, a 34 percent increase over the $7.16 billion spent in 1988-1989.
Abstract: After adjusting for inflation, this represented a 13 percent increase in constant dollars over the period, or an average annual constant dollar increase of 3.2 percent. The increase was consistent with the rise in government spending in other sectors. Expenditures for legal aid grew the fastest, more than doubling over the period from $300 to $603 million. Expenditures on police services accounted for most criminal justice system costs (60 percent), while expenditures on corrections accounted for 25 percent of total criminal justice costs (20 percent on adults and 5 percent on youth), followed by courts (9 percent) and legal aid (6 percent). The largest portion of the corrections dollar (77 percent in 1992-1993) was spent on providing custodial services. Spending on community services accounted for 10 percent of total corrections expenditures and rose by 37 percent from $133.7 million in 1988-1989 to $183.6 million in 1992-1993. Youth custody and community service costs increased by $132 million, from $355.9 million in 1988-1989 to $484.9 million in 1992-1993. 14 tables and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections costs; Corrections in foreign countries; Corrections statistics; Court costs; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign police; Prison costs
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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