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

Figure 2.1 Percentage of Aboriginal Youth in Custody by Province/Territory

This is a horizontal bar chart which illustrates the percentage of Aboriginal youth in custody by province/territory.

The X axis is measured in percentages and increases in increments of 5 from 0 to 25.

The Y axis is divided by 13 categories (provinces), from top to bottom: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

On Snapshot day:

  • 24% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Ontario
  • 23% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Saskatchewan
  • 23% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Manitoba
  • 15% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Alberta
  • 8% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in British Columbia
  • 7% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Northwest Territories
  • 2% of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Quebec
  • 1% or less of Aboriginal youth were in custody in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Yukon and Nunavut

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

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