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

Figure 5.4: Most Serious Charge—Open and Secure Custody

This is a vertical bar chart which illustrates most serious charges of Ontario 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.

The X axis is divided by 5 categories, from left to right: person, property, drugs, other CC and federal/provincial statute. Each category is divided by 2 sub-categories, from left to right: open and secure.

For Ontario Aboriginal youth in open custody:

  • 43% were charged with a person offence
  • 41% were charged with a property offence
  • 1% were charged with a drugs offence
  • 17% were charged with an other CC offence
  • 2% were charged with a federal/provincial statute offence

For those in secure custody:

  • 52% were charged with a person offence
  • 35% were charged with a property offence
  • 1% were charged with a drugs offence
  • 16% were charged with an other CC offence
  • 0% were charged with a federal/provincial statute offence

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

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