This report contains statistics on youth crime, types of offences, types of sentences received by the youths and trends. Most of the statistics used in the profile are provided at the national level only. It should be noted that trends at the provincial or territorial level are not uniform across Canada because, among other things, there are differences in criminal justice programs and priorities. Those wishing more detailed data at the provincial/territorial or municipal level should contact the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. Most of the statistics are for 1997, but some series range from 1987 to 1997. The report is available in PDF format.