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State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard

Indigenous People

For decades, Indigenous people have been, and continue to be, overrepresented in the criminal justice system. This outcome links directly to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action to report, monitor, and evaluate progress in eliminating the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in custody (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 2015). Ensuring the criminal justice system identifies the proportion of Indigenous victims/survivors and accused/convicted persons is critical to know if there has been progress in reducing their overrepresentation. This outcome is measured by self-reported victimization, police-reported homicide, admissions to the correctional system, and Dangerous Offender classifications.

Click on one of the indicators below to see more detailed information, such as an explanation of what the indicator is, why it is important, its limitations, and its geographical coverage. The data that are available can be further broken down by clicking on the dropdown menu of the measure and breakdown categories available. The data can be exported to a spreadsheet, if desired.

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