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

Chapter 9 - British Columbia (continued) - Tables

Table 9.1 - General Characteristics of Aboriginal Youth in Custody

Gender
Variable N %
Male 68 72%
Female 26 28%
Total 94 100%

Age
Variable N %
12 - -
13 - -
14 10 11%
15 22 24%
16 23 25%
17 24 26%
18+ 13 14%
Total 94 100%

Aboriginal Origin [1.1]
Variable N %
First Nations 69 82%
Metis 15 18%
Inuit - -
Innu - -
Inuvialuit - -
Other - -
Total 84 100%

Aboriginal Status [1.2]
Variable N %
Status Indian 42 65%
Non-Status Indian 23 35%
Total 65 100%

Language [1.3]
Variable N %
English 93 99%
Aboriginal 19 20%
French 4 4%
Other 6 6%
Total [1.4] 94 130%
  • [1.1] Aboriginal Origin missing for 10 youth.
  • [1.2] Aboriginal Status missing for 29 youth.
  • [1.3] Language missing for 1 youth.
  • [1.4] 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 9.2 Offence Type and Gender by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person 20 40% 10 59% 30 45%
Property 21 42% 3 18% 24 36%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code - - - - 7 10%
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSO 50 100% 17 100% 67 100%

MSC
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person 8 42% 6 60% 14 48%
Property - - - - 9 31%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code - - - - - -
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC 19 100% 10 100% 29 100%

-: 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 9.3 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 3 15% - - 3 10%
Aggravated Assault - - - - 0 0%
Assault w/weapon/causing bodily harm - - - - 4 13%
Assault 5 25% 4 40% 9 30%
Sexual Offences - - - - 3 10%
Robbery 4 20% 4 40% 8 27%
Other violent offences - - - - 3 10%
Total 20 100% 10 100% 30 100%

Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E - - - - 14 58%
Theft - - - - - -
Possession Stolen Goods - - - - - -
Other property offences - - - - 6 25%
Total - - - - 24 100%

Offences against the person
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Murder and Attempted Murder - - - - 4 29%
Aggravated Assault - - - - - -
Assault w/weapon/causing bodily harm - - - - - -
Assault - - - - 3 21%
Sexual Offences - - - - - -
Robbery - - - - - -
Other violent offences - - - - - -
Total - - - - 14 100%

Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E - - - - 4 44%
Theft - - - - 3 33%
Possession Stolen Goods - - - - - -
Other property offences - - - - - -
Total - - - - 9 100%

-: 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 9.4 Offence Type and Age by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person 10 50% 14 40% 6 55%
Property 4 20% 14 40% 5 45%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC 4 20% 3 9% - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSO 20 100% 35 100% 11 100%

MSC
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person 3 25% 9 69% - -
Property 5 42% - - - -
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC 12 100% 13 100% 3 100%

Age Group 12-13 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 .



Table 9.5 Sentence Length by Age
Sentence Length 14-15 16-17 TOTAL
N % N % N %
1-49 days 6 30% 4 11% 10 15%
50-99 days - - 7 20% 13 20%
100-149 days - - - - - -
150-199 days 3 15% 6 17% 9 14%
200-249 days - - 4 11% 7 11%
250-299 days - - - - 5 8%
300-399 days - - 4 11% 6 9%
400-499 days - - 5 14% 5 8%
500-749 days - - - - 5 8%
750-999 days - - - - - -
1000+ days - - - - 3 5%
TOTAL 20 100% 35 100% 66 100%

Age Group 12-13 and Age Group 18+ (N=13) were suppressed due to small numbers.
Data was missing for 28 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 9.6 Location Type and Age by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Location Type 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - 6 13% - - 13 14%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - -
Town 7 22% 9 19% 5 38% 21 22%
City 20 63% 31 66% 6 46% 59 63%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 32 100% 47 100% 13 100% 93 100%

Offence Location
Location Type 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - 4 9% - - 8 9%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - -
Town 5 16% 10 21% 6 46% 21 22%
City 23 72% 32 68% 6 46% 63 67%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - - -
Total Offence 32 100% 47 100% 13 100% 94 100%

Post-Custody Location [6.1]
Location Type 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve - - 6 13% - - 10 11%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - -
Town 3 9% 8 17% 5 38% 16 17%
City 25 78% 30 65% 5 38% 62 67%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - 5 5%
Total Post-Custody 32 100% 46 100% 13 100% 93 100%

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

[6.1]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 9.7 Location Type and Gender by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 10 15% 3 12% 13 14%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 18 27% 3 12% 21 23%
City 39 57% 20 77% 59 63%
Unknown/Other - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 68 100% 26 100% 94 100%

Offence Location
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 6 9% - - 8 9%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 17 25% 4 15% 21 22%
City 43 63% 20 77% 63 67%
Unknown/Other - - - - - -
Total Offence 68 100% 26 100% 94 100%

Post-Custody Location [7.1]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 7 10% 3 12% 10 11%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 15 22% - - 16 17%
City 41 60% 21 84% 62 67%
Unknown/Other - - - - 5 5%
Total Post-Custody 68 100% 25 100% 93 100%

[7.1] 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 9.7a - Location by Pre-Custody, Offence and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Kamloops 405 5 1%
Kelowna 210 5 2%
Prince George 665 6 1%
Vancouver 750 15 2%
Victoria 195 5 3%

Offence Location
Location Total Aboriginal in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Kamloops 405 9 2%
Kelowna 210 5 2%
Port Alberni 225 5 2%
Prince George 665 7 1%
Vancouver 750 15 2%

Post-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Kamloops 405 5 1%
Kelowna 210 6 3%
Prince George 665 7 1%
Vancouver 750 15 2%
Victoria 195 7 4%

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

Pre-custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 3 38% 4 25% 23 54% 30 45%
Property 4 50% 10 63% 10 23% 24 36%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - - 7 11%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - 4 6%
Total Pre-Custody 8 100% 14 100% 43 100% 67 100%

Offence Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person - - 4 25% 23 54% 30 45%
Property 4 67% 10 59% 10 23% 24 36%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - - - 7 11%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - 4 6%
Total Offence 6 100% 17 100% 43 100% 67 100%

Post-Custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person - - - - 24 53% 30 45%
Property 3 60% 7 54% 10 22% 24 36%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 7 16% 7 11%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - 4 6%
Total Post-Custody 5 100% 13 100% 45 100% 67 100%

"Inuit Community" and "Don't know/Other" categories were suppressed due to small numbers (N=0 and N=4 respectively).
-: 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 9.9 Location Type and Most Serious Charge (MSC) Type by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 3 50% 4 80% 6 35% 14 48%
Property - - - - 6 35% 9 31%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 3 18% 4 14%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 6 100% 5 100% 17 100% 29 100%

Offence Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person - - - - 7 31% 14 48%
Property - - - - 8 38% 9 31%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 4 19% 4 14%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Offence - - - - 21 100% 29 100%

Post-Custody Location [9.1]
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person - - - - 6 33% 13 46%
Property - - - - 7 39% 9 32%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 3 17% 4 14%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Post-Custody - - - - 18 100% 28 100%

"Inuit Community" and "Don't know/Other" categories were suppressed due to small numbers (N=0 and N=1 respectively).

[9.1] 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 .

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