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

Chapter 5 - Ontario (continued)

5.9 Ontario Conclusions

In Ontario , the data indicate that the typical Aboriginal youth in open or secure custody on Snapshot Day was a male between the ages of 16 to 17 with a most serious offence or charge for a crime against the person.

The data also reveals that Aboriginal youth included in the Ontario Snapshot experienced a majority of their conflict with the criminal justice system in urban areas. A majority of Aboriginal youth lived in a city for the two years preceding their current admission, a majority were charged or committed the offence for their current admission in a city, and a majority plan to live in a city upon release from custody.

Finally, a majority of youth lived, committed or allegedly committed their offence, and have relocation plans to similar locations (a city, town or reserve). Youth who lived in a city for a majority of time preceding their current admission were most likely to have committed or allegedly committed their offence in a city and have plans to relocate to a city. However, the data also suggests some mobility among youth who lived on a reserve, were charged, or convicted in a city or town and plan to relocate to a reserve.

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