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

Figure 10.3: Most Serious Charge—Open and Secure Custody

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

The Y axis is measured in percentages and increases in increments of 10 from 0 to 60.

This chart is divided into five categories, from left to right: “Person”, “Property”, “drugs”, “and other CC ”and“ federal/provincial statutes”. Each category is divided by two sub-categories, from left to right: open and secure.

  • 40% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open custody and 54% in secure custody committed a persons offence
  • 71% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open custody and 74% in secure custody committed a property offence
  • 1% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and 0% in secure custody Territories Aboriginal youth in open and 8% in secure custody committed a drugs offence
  • 5% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and 4% in secure custody committed an other CC offence
  • 3% of Territories Aboriginal youth in open and 0% in secure custody committed a Federal/Provincial Statute offence

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

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