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Adult Prison Population and Costs

Incarceration rates

On any given day in Canada during 2001-2002...

Deaths in the Criminal Justice System

Overall Budget

Source: juristat canada 2001/2002

Remand Rates (1999 - 2000)

Includes persons awaiting trial and immigration holds.

Aboriginal Adults (2001-2002)

Statistics vary from region to region

These high rates of imprisonment reamin despite changes made by parliament to the sentencing provisions of the criminal code. These changes to the criminal code were designed to address the issue of overrepresentation of First Nations within the sentenced prison population. s.718.2(e) of the criminal code provides that "all available sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the circumstances should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders."

Aboriginal Youth (2001-2002)

Female Aboriginal Youth

Male Aboriginal Youth