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State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard

Indigenous Peoples

Welcome to the Indigenous Peoples theme of the State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard. This section of the Dashboard presents information on the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples interaction with the criminal justice system. Although the information and data are presented in the Dashboard together as one group, Indigenous peoples in Canada are not one single population with one single voice. Instead, they have distinct nations with different histories, cultures, identities, knowledges, languages, understandings of the world, and social experiences. Where possible, a distinction-based approach is used to present information about different nations of Indigenous peoples. However, most of the statistical data that is currently available is only available on Indigenous peoples together as one group.

On this page of the Dashboard you can look at information one of two ways:

The nine high-level outcomes of the Canadian criminal justice system are listed below. By selecting an outcome, a list of performance indicators associated with that outcome will appear on the screen.

Click on one of the nine outcomes listed below to learn about the related indicators and explore the data currently available.

  1. Safe Communities
  2. Fair and Accessible
  3. Confidence in the System
  4. Operation of the System
  5. Resolution Mechanisms
  6. Correctional Supervision
  7. Victims and Survivors
  8. Indigenous People
  9. Marginalized and Vulnerable People
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Click on the link above to learn more about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people with the criminal justice system.


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