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Calgary

14,391

11,320

3,071

15,827

12,695

3,132

Edmonton

14,874

11,621

3,253

15,703

12,335

3,368

Ft. McMurray

967

692

275

998

706

292

Grande Prairie

1,008

626

382

1,024

627

397

Lethbridge

2,777

1,945

832

2,504

1,769

735

Medicine Hat

1,166

818

348

1,129

794

335

Peace River

2,288

1,538

750

2,467

1,724

743

Red Deer

1,959

1,093

866

1,718

987

731

St. Paul

2,531

1,928

603

2,852

2,205

647

Wetaskiwin

1,630

1,113

517

1,942

1,354

588

Whitecourt

1,795

1,105

690

2,021

1,224

797

LEGAL AID COVERAGE REPORTS

The number of legal aid applications increased by 6.2% during the 2001/2002 financial year over the previous year, and the number of certificates issued increased by 7.7%.

Of the certificates issued by 31 March 2002, 53% were for criminal cases, 20% were for charges under the Young Offenders Act, and 27% were for civil matters.

TOTALS

45,386

33,799

11,587

48,185

36,420

11,765

2000/2001 The above figures do not include 3,378 civil and 564 criminal Opinion Certificates. 2001/2002 The above figures do not include 3,511 civil and 586 criminal Opinion Certificates.

  • *

    Figures for Refusals include applications taken in one regional office and referred to another for the certificate. These figures are included due to the involvement of each office in the handling of the application. In 2000/2001, 2,247 were referred to other region, and in 2001/2002, 2,432 were referred.

APPLICATIONS, CERTIFICATES AND REFUSALS BY REGION FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2003

2001/2002

2002/2003

Applications Certificates Issued

*Refused

*Refused

Applications

Certificates Issued

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