Average daily counts of adults in custody, by jurisdiction, February to December 2020
|February 2020 (pre-pandemic level)||June 2020 (three months into pandemic)||September 2020 (six months into pandemic)||October 2020||November 2020||December 2020|
|Total federal custody||13,891||13,141||12,761||12,652||12,664||12,592|
|Total provincial/territorial custody||24,085||17,568||18,923||19,607||19,861||19,389|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||310||187||332||346||337||350|
|Prince Edward Island||114||94||115||118||122||123|
Counts are based on the average number of adults in federal and provincial/territorial custody (includes sentenced custody (including intermittent sentences when in), remand and other temporary detention) per day for each month. Figures may not add to totals due to rounding. Data from April 2020 to September 2020 for Quebec were revised, therefore figures for the total adult custodial population, as well as total provincial/territorial custody figures (including remand and sentenced custody counts) from April to September are revised. February 2020 was chosen to represent the pre-pandemic level of the average daily count of adults in custody, as the pandemic was declared in Canada in mid-March 2020.
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, Adult Corrections Key Indicator Report (3313).