Table 1 
Average daily counts of adults in custody, by jurisdiction, February to December 2020 

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 custody 37,976 30,709 31,684 32,259 32,525 31,981
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
Nova Scotia 440 268 325 344 341 318
New Brunswick 450 358 417 412 425 405
Quebec 4,381 3,512 3,504 3,617 3,670 3,627
Ontario 8,269 5,811 6,315 6,591 6,731 6,724
Manitoba 2,238 1,688 1,804 1,797 1,732 1,619
Saskatchewan 1,984 1,537 1,771 1,812 1,835 1,672
Alberta 3,384 2,370 2,582 2,750 2,831 2,787
British Columbia 2,193 1,474 1,445 1,507 1,543 1,485
Yukon 56 39 55 57 53 41
Northwest Territories 143 112 107 105 98 94
Nunavut 122 118 151 151 143 144
Note(s):
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.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, Adult Corrections Key Indicator Report (3313).
Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: