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

Chapter 10 - Territories (continued)

10.9 Territories Conclusions

In the Territories, 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 property-related crime.

The data also reveal that Aboriginal youth in the Snapshot experienced a majority of their conflict with the criminal justice system in towns. A majority of Aboriginal youth lived in a town for the two years preceding their current admission, a majority were charged or committed the offence for their current admission in a town, and a majority plan to live in a town 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 Inuit community). In the Territories, youth who lived in a town for a majority of time preceding their current admission were most likely to have committed or allegedly committed their offence in a town and have plans to relocate to a town.

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