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

Figure 6: Median Sentence Length for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Youth in Custody

This is a horizontal bar graph that shows the median sentence length for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth in custody.

The x-axis shows the median sentence length in days by intervals of 50, from 0 to 450.

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, other sexual offences, sexual assault, assault, serious sexual assault, serious assault. Each category is subdivided into two categories, from top to bottom: non-Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal youth.

  • For driving offences, the median sentence length is approximately 195 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 275 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For drug possession, the median sentence length is approximately 95 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 155 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For drug trafficking, the median sentence length is approximately 125 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 175 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For administration of justice offences, the median sentence length is approximately 55 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 80 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For other property offences, the median sentence length is approximately 180 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 160 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For mischief, the median sentence length is approximately 140 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 90 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For theft over, the median sentence length is approximately 160 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 150 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For break & enter, the median sentence length is approximately 210 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 180 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For weapons offences, the median sentence length is approximately 240 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 180 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For other violent offences, the median sentence length is approximately 290 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 180 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For robbery, the median sentence length is approximately 360 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 240 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For other sexual offences, the median sentence length is approximately 360 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 400 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For sexual assault, the median sentence length is approximately 270 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 270 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For assault, the median sentence length is approximately 180 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 175 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For serious sexual assault, the median sentence length is approximately 395 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 320 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
  • For serious assault, the median sentence length is approximately 265 days for Aboriginal youth and approximately 205 days for non-Aboriginal youth.
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