A One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody Across Canada

Figure 10.2: Most Serious Offence—Open or Closed Custody

This is a pie chart which illustrates the percentage of the most serious offences attributed to Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody on snapshot day.

This pie chart is divided into five categories, which stand for each type of offence. The two categories are as follows: “Person”, “Property”, “drugs”, “other CC” and “federal/provincial statutes”.

  • 22% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody committed a persons offence
  • 70% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody committed a property offence
  • 5% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody committed an other Criminal Code offence
  • 1% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody committed a drug offence
  • 2% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and secure custody committed a federal/provincial statute offence

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).

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