Over the G20 weekend, the police in Toronto arrested over 1000 individuals — the largest mass-arrests in Canadian history. Here is how the numbers break down:
Of the 1,105 people who were arrested:
113 were released at the scene with no charge laid.
714 were charged on breach of the peace, were detained by police for up to 24 hours, and were released unconditionally with no charges laid.
15 were charged with offences, were detained by police and were released on a promise to appear.
263 were charged with offences and were detained by police for a bail hearings
The Ministry of the Attorney General has confirmed that some of the charges that were laid have since been withdrawn by the Crown on the basis that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.
Of the 263 who were held for bail hearings:
As of July 6, 2010, 16 were still in custody awaiting the completion of their bail hearings.
As of July 6, 2010, 6 people or less had completed their bail hearings and were denied bail.
As of July 6, 2010, 245 people had been granted bail. In the “vast majority” of cases, despite the police holding the person for a bail hearing, the Crown did not contest bail being granted.
Source: Toronto Police Service, Ministry of the Attorney-General of Ontario
How do the G20 arrests compare to other mass arrests in Canadian history?
2010 Toronto G20: 1105
1993 Clayoquot Sound logging blockades: 856
1970 October (FLQ) Crisis: 465 (in which the “War Measures Act” was invoked)
2001 Quebec City Summit of the Americas: 463
1981 Toronto bathhouse raids: 286
Source: Globe and Mail