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

Chapter 10 - Territories (continued) - Tables

Table 10.1 - General Characteristics of Aboriginal Youth in Custody

Gender
Variable N %
Male 84 83%
Female 17 17%
Total 101 100%

Age [1.1]
Variable N %
12 - -
13 4 4%
14 3 3%
15 23 23%
16 33 33%
17 27 27%
18+ 10 10%
Total 100 100%

Aboriginal Origin
Variable N %
First Nations 56 55%
Metis 12 12%
Inuit 16 16%
Innu 0 0%
Inuvialuit 17 17%
Other - -
Total 101 100%

Aboriginal Status [1.2]
Variable N %
Status Indian 51 98%
Non-Status Indian - -
Total 52 100%

Language
Variable N %
English 99 98%
Aboriginal 28 28%
French - -
Other - -
Total [1.3] 101 129%
  • [1.1] Age missing for 1 youth.
  • [1.2] Aboriginal Status missing for 49 youth.
  • [1.3] Total does not add up to 100% (or 1,148 youth) in custody because of multiple answers.

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

Table 10.2 Offence Type and Gender by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person 17 22% 3 20% 20 22%
Property 58 74% 7 47% 65 70%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code - - - - 5 5%
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSO 78 100% 15 100% 93 100%

MSC
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person - - - - - -
Property - - - - 4 57%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code - - - - - -
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC - - - - 7 100%

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

Table 10.3 Selected Violent and Property Offences by Gender and Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO - Offences against the person
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Murder and Attempted Murder - - - - - -
Aggravated Assault - - - - - -
Assault with weapon/causing bodily harm - - - - - -
Assault - - - - 4 20%
Sexual Offences - - - - 7 35%
Robbery - - - - 1 5%
Other violent offences - - - - 5 25%
Total 17 100% 3 100% 20 100%

MSO - Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E 52 90% 6 86% 58 89%
Theft - - - - 4 6%
Possession Stolen Goods 3 5% - - 3 5%
Other property offences - - - - - -
Total 58 100% 7 100% 65 100%

MSC - Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E 3 75% - - 3 75%
Theft - - - - - -
Possession Stolen Goods - - - - - -
Other property offences - - - - - -
Total 4 100% 0 0% 4 100%

Offences against the person as Most Serious Charge (MSC) were suppressed due to small numbers.
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 10.4 Offence Type and Age by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO [4.1]
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person - - 16 29% 4 40%
Property 22 88% 36 65% 4 40%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -

MSC
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person - - - - - -
Property - - - - - -
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC - - 4 100% - -

Age Group 12-13 category was suppressed due to small numbers

[4.1] Data missing for 1 youth.

-: Number too small to be expressed.

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

Table 10.5 Sentence Length by Age
Sentence Length 14-15 16-17 TOTAL
N % N % N %
1-49 days - - - - - -
50-99 days - - - - 5 5%
100-149 days 5 20% 4 7% 9 10%
150-199 days 4 16% 8 14% 14 15%
200-249 days 3 12% 5 9% 9 10%
250-299 days 3 12% 8 14% 12 13%
300-399 days 5 20% 16 29% 24 26%
400-499 days 3 12% 8 14% 13 14%
500-749 days - - 4 7% 6 6%
750-999 days - - - - - -
1000+ days - - - - - -
TOTAL 25 100% 56 100% 93 100%

Age Group 12-13 and Age Group 18+ were suppressed due to small numbers (N=2 and N=10 respectively).
Data was missing for 8 youth due to remand status.
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 10.6 Location Type and Age by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location [6.1]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - - - - - -
Inuit Community - - - - 5 8% - - 8 8%
Town - - 18 69% 35 58% 4 40% 58 58%
City - - 5 19% 13 22% - - 21 21%
Unknown/Other - - - - 7 12% 3 30% 12 12%
Total Pre-Custody 4 100% 26 100% 60 100% 10 100% 100 100%

Offence Location [6.2]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - - - - - -
Inuit Community - - - - 5 8% - - 8 8%
Town 4 100% 17 65% 36 60% 3 30% 60 60%
City - - 6 23% 13 22% - - 21 21%
Unknown/Other - - - - 6 10% 3 30% 10 10%
Total Offence 4 100% 26 100% 60 100% 10 100% 100 100%

Post-Custody Location [6.3]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - - - - - -
Inuit Community - - - - 5 8% - - 7 7%
Town 4 100% 19 73% 34 57% 4 40% 61 61%
City - - 5 19% 14 23% - - 21 21%
Unknown/Other - - - - 7 12% - - 10 10%
Total Post-Custody 4 100% 26 100% 60 100% 10 100% 100 100%
  • [6.1] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • [6.2] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • [6.3] Data was missing for 1 youth.

-: Number too small to be expressed.

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

Table 10.7 Location Type and Gender by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location [7.1]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - -
Inuit Community 8 10% - - 8 8%
Town 51 61% 7 41% 58 58%
City 15 18% 6 35% 21 21%
Unknown/Other 8 10% 4 24% 12 12%
Total Pre-Custody 83 100% 17 100% 100 100%

Offence Location [7.2]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - -
Inuit Community 8 10% - - 8 8%
Town 53 65% 7 41% 60 61%
City 15 18% 6 35% 21 21%
Unknown/Other 6 7% 4 24% 10 10%
Total Offence 82 100% 17 100% 99 100%

Post-Custody Location [7.3]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - - - - -
Inuit Community 7 8% - - 7 7%
Town 54 65% 7 41% 61 61%
City 15 18% 6 35% 21 21%
Unknown/Other 6 7% 4 24% 10 10%
Total Post-Custody 83 100% 17 100% 100 100%
  • [7.1] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • [7.2] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • [7.3] Data was missing for 1 youth.

-: Number too small to be expressed.

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

Table 10.7a Location by Pre-Custody, Offence and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Whitehorse 310 7 2%
Fort McPherson 90 9 10%
Fort Smith 165 9 5%
Inuvik 235 20 9%
Tuktoyaktuk 120 6 5%
Yellowknife 475 14 3%

Offence Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Whitehorse 310 7 2%
Fort McPherson 90 9 10%
Fort Smith 165 12 7%
Inuvik 235 13 6%
Tuktoyaktuk 120 7 6%
Yellowknife 475 19 4%

Post-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Whitehorse 310 7 2%
Fort McPherson 90 8 9%
Fort Smith 165 11 7%
Inuvik 235 16 7%
Tuktoyaktuk 120 7 6%
Yellowknife 475 13 3%

Note: All locations with less than five (5) Aboriginal youth in custody on Snapshot Day were excluded due to confidentiality issues. Source: 1996 Census of Population, Statistics Canada and One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001). Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 10.8 Location Type and Most Serious Offence (MSO) Type by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-custody Location
Offence Type Inuit Community Town City Don't know / Other Grand Total
N % N % N % N % N %
Person - - 12 21% 3 18% 3 27% 20 22%
Property 5 63% 41 73% 12 71% 6 55% 65 70%
Drugs - - - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - - - - 5 5%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 8 100% 56 100% 17 100% 11 100% 93 100%

Offence Location
Offence Type Inuit Community Town City Don't know / Other Grand Total
N % N % N % N % N %
Person - - 11 20% 4 21% 3 33% 20 22%
Property 5 63% 42 75% 13 68% 4 44% 65 70%
Drugs - - - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - - - - 5 5%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - - - -
Total Offence 8 100% 56 100% 19 100% 9 100% 93 100%

Post-Custody Location
Offence Type Inuit Community Town City Don't know / Other Grand Total
N % N % N % N % N %
Person - - 12 21% 3 16% 3 33% 20 22%
Property 4 57% 42 74% 14 74% 4 44% 65 70%
Drugs - - - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - - - - 5 5%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - - - -
Total Post-Custody 7 100% 57 100% 19 100% 9 100% 93 100%

"Aboriginal Reserve" category was suppressed due to small numbers.
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

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