2016-2017 Performance Monitoring Report - Annex 17

RECORD SUSPENSION DECISIONS AND CLEMENCY RECOMMENDATIONS

Table 172. Pardon Applications Received and Accepted

Applications 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12*
Received 16,912 16,958 27,946 26,519 30,398 35,784 32,106 31,965 28,814
Accepted 16,696 19,681 12,705 27,203 28,239 27,501 24,842 16,311 18,936
% accepted 99      116 45 103 93 77 77 51 66

* Refers to pardon applications received on or before March 12, 2012.

Table 173. Record Suspension Applications Received and Accepted

Applications 2011/12* 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Received 1,035 19,526 14,253 12,415 12,384 11,563
Accepted 362 11,527 9,624 9,071 8,917 8,191
% accepted 35 59 68 73 72 71

*Refers to record suspension applications received between March 13 and March 31, 2012.

Table 174. Pardons Granted/Issued and Denied

Decision 2011/12 2012/13* 2013/14* 2014/15* 2015/16* 2016/17*
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Granted 3,270 92 612 83 8,265 93 5,625 89 1,628 82 3,740 97
Denied 272 8 128 17 581 7 681 11 349 18 125 3
Total 3,542 100 740 100 8,846 100 6,306 100 1,977 100 3,865 100

* Refers to pardon applications received on or before March 12, 2012.

Table 175. Record Suspensions Ordered and Refused

Decision 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
# % # % # % # % # %
Ordered 6,022 97 8,511 92 8,422 92 8,428 94 8,340 95
Refused 203 3 772 8 726 8 525 6 439 5
Total 6,225 100 9,283 100 9,148 100 8,953 100 8,779 100

Table 176. Average Processing Times for Pardon Applications Accepted

Decision/ Processing Time 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Applications accepted - - - - -
Cases processed 740 8,846 6,306 1,977 3,865
Pardons granted 612 8,265 5,625 1,628 3,740
Average processing time (months) 20.4 28.3 36.0 51.0 58.0
Pardons denied 128 581 681 349 125
Average processing time (months) 20.7 32.3 38.0 47.0 62.0

Note: The cases processed do not include revocations processed by the PBC.

Table 177. Average Processing Times for Record Suspension Applications Accepted

Decision/ Processing Time 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Applications accepted 11,527 9,624 9,071 8,917 8,191
Cases processed 6,225 9,283 9,148 8,953 8,779
Record suspensions ordered 6,022 8,511 8,422 8,428 8,340
Average processing time-indictable offence (days) 176 262 246 282 330
Average processing time-summary offence (days) 93 75 133 151 150
Record suspensions refused 203 772 726 525 439
Average processing time (days) 241 226 262 242 424

Note: The cases processed do not include revocations/cessations processed by the PBC.

Table 178. Pardons and Record Suspensions Revoked/Ceased to Exist

Decision 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17
Revoked by PBC 34 123 194 71 1,129 987 669 438 670 501
Ceased to exist (RCMP authority) 533 543 681 1,043 883 698 579 574 630 771
Ceased to exist (PBC authority) 14 41 46 12 20 7 10 4 6 5
Total 581 707 921 1,126 2,032 1,692 1,258 1,016 1,306 1,277

Table 179. Pardon/Record Suspension Revocation/Cessation Rate

Year Cumulative # of Pardons
Granted/Issued and
Record Suspensions Ordered
to Date
Pardons and
Record Suspensions
Revoked/Ceased
during the Year
Cumulative # of
Pardons and
Record Suspensions
Revoked/Ceased
Cumulative Revocation/
Cessation Rate
(%)
1997/98 234,779    666   6,046 2.58
1998/99 240,255    684   6,730 2.80
1999/00 246,116    643   7,373 3.00
2000/01 260,311    542   7,915 3.04
2001/02 276,956    463   8,378 3.03
2002/03 291,392    902   9,280 3.18
2003/04 306,985 1,314 10,594 3.45
2004/05 329,530    557 11,151 3.38
2005/06 337,883    456 11,607 3.44
2006/07 352,631 2,397 14,004 3.97
2007/08 377,477    581 14,585 3.86
2008/09 417,105    707 15,292 3.67
2009/10 441,244    921 16,213 3.67
2010/11 453,330 1,126 17,339 3.82
2011/12 456,600 2,032 19,371 4.24
2012/13 463,234 1,692 21,063 4.55
2013/14 480,010 1,258 22,321 4.65
2014/15 494,057 1,016 23,337 4.72
2015/16 504,113 1,306 24,643 4.89
2016/17 516,193 1,277 25,920 5.02

Note: The cumulative revocation/cessation rate is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of pardons revoked/ceased and record suspensions revoked by the cumulative number of pardons granted/issued and record suspensions ordered to date.

Table 180. Royal Prerogative of Mercy Requests

Decisions Up to 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Requests 818 21 37 31 32 52 40 28 40 39 1,138
Granted 186 0 1 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 201
Denied 114 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 123
Discontinued 494 21 15 32 21 20 14 24 42 16 699

Note: These numbers are provided on a calendar year basis.

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