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

Figure 2.5 Most Serious Offence - Open or Secure Custody

This is a vertical bar chart which illustrates the percentage of the most serious offences attributed to 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.

  • 35% of Aboriginal youth in open custody and 40% in secure custody committed a persons offence
  • 52% of Aboriginal youth in open and 47% in secure custody committed a property offence
  • 0.4% of Aboriginal youth in open and 2% in secure custody committed a drugs offence
  • 11% of Aboriginal youth in open and 11% in secure custody committed an other CC offence
  • 2% of Aboriginal youth in open and 1% in secure custody committed a Federal/Provincial Statute offence

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

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