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

Chapter 4 - Quebec (continued)

4.4 Most Serious Offence

Figure 4.3 and Table 4.2 describes the most serious offences attributed to Aboriginal youth in custody on Snapshot day. Contrary to the National trend of property-related offences, Aboriginal youth in Quebec were most likely to have a crime against the person MSO. In Quebec , the largest proportion of Aboriginal youth in open or secure custody was guilty of a crime against the person (67%), followed by property offences (33%). However, due to small cell sizes, these results must be interpreted with caution. [1]

Figure 4.3 Most Serious Offence - Open or Closed Custody

Figure 4.3 - Most Serious Offence - Open or Closed Custody
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Note: All Aboriginal Youth in Quebec were in Secure Custody.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .


[1] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of age, gender and open/closed status was not conducted.

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