Time to Disposition

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Provincial Court

Approximately 99% of criminal cases are dealt with from start to finish by the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Improving the timeliness of this process is one of the Department's top priorities.

This chart depicts the average time to disposition for criminal cases in the Provincial Court of Manitoba as measured in days from first appearance to final disposition. It should be noted that time that matters spend at warrant status (where the accused has stopped appearing in court) is excluded from this calculation. Also, matters whose final disposition in Provincial Court is a Committal to the Court of Queen's Bench are excluded from this calculation.

 

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Provincial Court

Approximately 99% of criminal cases are dealt with from start to finish by the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Improving the timeliness of this process is one of the Department's top priorities.

This chart depicts the average time to disposition for criminal cases in the Provincial Court of Manitoba as measured in days from first appearance to final disposition. It should be noted that time that matters spend at warrant status (where the accused has stopped appearing in court) is excluded from this calculation. Also, matters whose final disposition in Provincial Court is a Committal to the Court of Queen's Bench are excluded from this calculation.

 

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Queen's Bench

The most serious criminal cases are heard in the Court of Queen's Bench. This includes first or second degree murder cases and all matters heard by a jury for example. These matters represent approximately 1% of the cases that enter the criminal justice system. The Department is focused on ensuring that serious criminal cases are prosecuted efficiently and effectively and has been tracking time to disposition (TTD) in the Court of Queen's Bench. The TTD statistics reported here include the time the cases have been in Provincial Court prior to committal from a preliminary inquiry or other process to the Court of Queen's Bench. The average time to disposition will fluctuate more than the Provincial Court average and short term changes may not be as meaningful due to the much smaller base of cases.

 

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Queen's Bench

The most serious criminal cases are heard in the Court of Queen's Bench. This includes first or second degree murder cases and all matters heard by a jury for example. These matters represent approximately 1% of the cases that enter the criminal justice system. The Department is focused on ensuring that serious criminal cases are prosecuted efficiently and effectively and has been tracking time to disposition (TTD) in the Court of Queen's Bench. The TTD statistics reported here include the time the cases have been in Provincial Court prior to committal from a preliminary inquiry or other process to the Court of Queen's Bench. The average time to disposition will fluctuate more than the Provincial Court average and short term changes may not be as meaningful due to the much smaller base of cases.