A One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody Across Canada
Chapter 4 - Quebec (continued)
4.6 Sentence Length
Figure 4.5 and Table 4.5 describes the various sentence lengths being served by Aboriginal youth in the Snapshot. Fifty-six percent of youth in Quebec were sentenced to custody for 250-399 days, while 19% were sentenced for 150 to 199 days. Almost one-third (32%) of the youth were sentenced for 1 to 199 days. The median custody length in Quebec was 348 days.
Data concerning sentence length must be interpreted with caution, as longer sentences are more likely to be captured in a one-day snapshot than are shorter ones; hence, the former may be over-represented in the results. Therefore, the sentence distribution in Figure 4.5 and Table 4.5 (and the median custody length) do not necessarily represent typical sentence lengths.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .
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