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

Chapter 3 - Atlantic (continued)

3.4 Most Serious Offence

Figure 3.3 and Table 3.2 describes the most serious offences attributed to Aboriginal youth in custody on Snapshot day. In the Atlantic , the largest proportion of Aboriginal youth in open or secure custody was guilty of a crime against the person (53%), followed by property offences (41%). [1]

Figure 3.3 Most Serious Offence - Open and Secure Custody

Figure 3.3 - Most Serious Offence - Open and Secure Custody
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Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Due to small numbers, an analysis of the types of most serious offences (e.g. assault or break and enter) was not possible. However, in general, those found guilty of an offence against the person were convicted for assault. Meanwhile, those with a property-related MSO tended to commit break and enter. [2]


  • [1] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of offence type by open and secure custody was not completed.

  • [2] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of MSO by age and gender was not conducted.

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