A One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody Across Canada
Chapter 9 - British Columbia (continued)
9.5 Most Serious Charge
Figure 9.5 and Table 9.2 describes the most serious charge/alleged offence (MSC) committed by Aboriginal youth serving remand on Snapshot day. As with the MSO analysis, youth on remand were most likely to be associated with a crime against the person. The largest proportion of Aboriginal youth serving remand was charged with an offence against the person (48%), followed by property-related offences (31%), and other Criminal Code offences (14%). 
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001).
Prepared by: Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .
Of those charged with an offence against the person, 29% were charged for murder, while 21% were charged for assault. Of those charged for a property-related offence, 44% were charged with break and enter, while 33% were charged with theft (see table 9.3). 
 The analysis of MSC involves much smaller numbers in comparison to MSO; hence, the figures in this section are more susceptible to large fluctuations when calculating proportions (they are more volatile).
 Due to insufficient numbers, an analysis of MSC by gender and age was not completed.
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