Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system

Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's criminal justice system as both victims and offenders. National data on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system includes data on self-reported victimization , police-reported homicide, and provincial/territorial and federal custody. In 2014/2015, Indigenous adults accounted for 26% of provincial/territorial custody admissions and 25% of the in-custody federal offender population. The proportion of Indigenous adults in custody was about 9 times higher than their representation in the adult population (3%). Indigenous adults were overrepresented in provincial/territorial custody in most jurisdictions, especially British Columbia , Saskatchewan , Manitoba, and Ontario. In 2014/2015, Indigenous youth (aged 12-17) accounted for 37% of provincial/territorial custody admissions. The proportion of Indigenous youth in provincial/territorial custody was about 5 times higher than their representation in the youth population ( 7%). Indigenous youth were overrepresented in provincial/territorial custody in most jurisdictions, especially British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario. 2022-02-22 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca LawPersonsSociety and CultureDepartment of JusticeAccess to InformationCanada's System of JusticeCriminalityIndigenous JusticeIndigenous overrepresentation Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice systemHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/jf-pf/2017/jan02.html Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice systemPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/jf-pf/2017/docs/jan02.pdf Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice systemHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/pf-jf/2017/jan02.html Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice systemPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/pf-jf/2017/docs/jan02.pdf

Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's criminal justice system as both victims and offenders. National data on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system includes data on self-reported victimization , police-reported homicide, and provincial/territorial and federal custody.

In 2014/2015, Indigenous adults accounted for 26% of provincial/territorial custody admissions and 25% of the in-custody federal offender population. The proportion of Indigenous adults in custody was about 9 times higher than their representation in the adult population (3%). Indigenous adults were overrepresented in provincial/territorial custody in most jurisdictions, especially British Columbia , Saskatchewan , Manitoba, and Ontario.

In 2014/2015, Indigenous youth (aged 12-17) accounted for 37% of provincial/territorial custody admissions. The proportion of Indigenous youth in provincial/territorial custody was about 5 times higher than their representation in the youth population ( 7%). Indigenous youth were overrepresented in provincial/territorial custody in most jurisdictions, especially British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario.

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