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

Chapter 3 - Atlantic (continued)

3.9 Atlantic Conclusions

In the Atlantic , 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 crime against the person or a property offence.

The data also reveals that Aboriginal youth in the Atlantic Snapshot experienced a majority of their conflict with the criminal justice system in an Inuit community, town or reserve. A majority of Aboriginal youth lived in these locations for the two years preceding their current admission, a majority were charged or committed the offence for their current admission in these locations, and a majority plan to live in an Inuit community, town or reserve upon release from custody.

Finally, a majority of youth lived, committed or allegedly committed their offence, and have relocation plans to similar locations (an Inuit community, town or reserve). Youth who lived in an Inuit community for a majority of time preceding their current admission were most likely to have committed or allegedly committed their offence in an Inuit community and have plans to relocate to an Inuit community.

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