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

Figure 1: Incarceration Rates for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth in Canada

This is a horizontal bar graph that shows the incarceration rates for Aboriginal youth and non-Aboriginal youth in Canada.

The x-axis shows the rate per 10,000 youth, by intervals of 10, from 0 to 120.

The y-axis is divided into 13 categories, representing the provinces/administrations. From top to bottom: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Canada. Each category is subdivided into two categories, from top to bottom: non-Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal youth.

  • In Nunavut, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 33 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was 0 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In the Northwest Territories, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 120 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was 0 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In the Yukon, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 91 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 5 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In British Columbia, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 28 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 3 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Alberta, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 44 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 8 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Saskatchewan, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 111 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 4 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Manitoba, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 72 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 5 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Ontario, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 80 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 11 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In New Brunswick, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 16 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 13 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Nova Scotia, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 45 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 12 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Prince Edward Island, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was 0 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 11 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • In Newfoundland, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was approximately 21 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was approximately 13 per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • For Canada as a whole, the incarceration rate for Aboriginal youth was 64.5 per 10,000 inhabitants while the incarceration rate for non-Aboriginal youth was 8.2 per 10,000 inhabitants.
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