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

Chapter 4 - Quebec (continued)

4.7 Geographic Questions

This next section describes where Aboriginal youth included in the Quebec Snapshot spent the majority of their time during the two years preceding their current admission, where they committed their offence, and where they plan to relocate. In particular, respondents answered these three questions by indicating if they were in a city, town, reserve, or another location.

In Quebec , the majority of Aboriginal youth in custody on Snapshot day indicated that they were on an Aboriginal reserve, regardless of the question.

4.7.1 Where the Youth Lived Preceding Their Current Admission

Figure 4.6 and Table 4.6 describes where the youth included in the snapshot spent the majority of their time during the two years before his or her admission. Overall, 70% of Aboriginal youth in the Quebec Snapshot lived in on a reserve during the two years preceding their current admission, while 20% lived in a city. [1]

Figure 4.6 Where the youth spent majority of time during the two years before his/her current admission.

Figure 4.6 - Where the youth spent majority of time during the two years before his/her current admission.
[Description of Figure 4.6]

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 4.7a includes specific location names as well as 1996 census data to provide information concerning the proportion of Aboriginal youth from the various locations who were in custody on Snapshot day. Of the 20 youth in the Quebec Snapshot, 6 (30%) lived in Obedjiwan prior to their current admission, representing 3% of the 12-17 year old Aboriginal youth population in the community.

4.7.2 Where the Offence was Committed/Allegedly Committed

Figure 4.7 and Table 4.6 describes where the youth in the Quebec Snapshot committed or allegedly committed the offence for their current admission. Almost two-thirds (65%) of Aboriginal youth committed or allegedly committed the offence for their current admission on a reserve, compared to 25% in a city. [2]

Figure 4.7 Where the offence was committed or allegedly committed

Figure 4.7 - Where the offence was committed or allegedly committed
[Description of Figure 4.7]

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 4.7a includes specific location names as well as 1996 census data to provide information concerning the proportion of Aboriginal youth from the various locations who were in custody on Snapshot day. Of the 20 youth in the Quebec Snapshot, 6 (30%) committed/allegedly committed their offence in Obedjiwan, representing 3% of the 12-17 year old Aboriginal youth population in the community.

4.7.3 Where the Youth Plan to Relocate Upon Release

Figure 4.8 and Table 4.6 describes where the Aboriginal youth in custody on snapshot day plan to relocate upon release. In Quebec , 70% of Aboriginal youth plan to relocate to an Aboriginal reserve upon release, compared to 20% who plan to relocate to a city. [3]

Figure 4.8 Relocation Plans

Figure 4.8 - Relocation Plans
[Description of Figure 4.8]

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 4.7a includes specific location names as well as 1996 census data to provide information concerning the proportion of Aboriginal youth from the various locations who were in custody on Snapshot day. Of the 20 youth in the Quebec Snapshot, 5 (25%) plan to relocate to Obedjiwan upon release from custody, representing 3% of the 12-17 year old Aboriginal youth population in the community.


  • [1] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of where the youth lived and gender, age and offence type was not conducted.

  • [2] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of where the offence was committed and gender, age and offence type was not conducted.

  • [3] Due to small cell sizes, an analysis of relocation plans and gender, age and offence type was not conducted.

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