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

Figure 5: Most Serious Charge Groupings for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth on Remand

This is a horizontal bar graph that shows the most serious charge groupings for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth on remand.

The x-axis shows the percentage of youth on remand by intervals of 2, from 0 to 20.

The y-axis is divided into 16 categories, from top to bottom: driving offences, drug possession, drug trafficking, administration of justice offences, other property offences, mischief, theft over, break & enter, weapons offences, other violent offences, robbery, sexual assault, assault, serious sexual assault, serious assault, homicide/attempted homicide. Each category is subdivided into two categories, from top to bottom: non-Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal youth.

  • For driving offences, approximately 2.2% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 2% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For drug possession, approximately 0.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For drug trafficking, approximately 0.8% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 1.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For administration of justice offences, approximately 10.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 15% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For other property offences, approximately 2.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 4.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For mischief, approximately 2.3% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 2.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For theft over, approximately 11.7% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 9% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For break & enter, approximately 15% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 10.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For weapons offences, approximately 2.3% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 1.7% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For other violent offences, approximately 5.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 4.3% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For robbery, approximately 4.3% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 17% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For sexual assault, approximately 1.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 2.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For assault, approximately 8.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 9% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For serious sexual assault, approximately 1.5% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 0.5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For serious assault, approximately 15.3% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 10.1% were non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For homicide/attempted homicide, approximately 6.8% of youth on remand were Aboriginal youth and approximately 5% were non-Aboriginal youth.
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