Table 7
Characteristics of adults admitted to custody, by Aboriginal status, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, 2006/2007

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  Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal
number percent1
Total 16,697 98,133 100 100
Most serious offence
Violent offences 5,229 25,185 31 26
Serious violent offences2 2,052 6,404 12 7
Sexual offences 575 2,620 3 3
Robbery 567 3,618 3 4
Common assault 1,186 5,299 7 5
Other violent offences3 849 7,244 5 7
Property offences 3,436 21,471 21 22
Break and enter 1,330 5,901 8 6
Theft and possession of property 965 6,335 6 6
Fraud 340 3,461 2 4
Other property offences4 801 5,774 5 6
Offences against the Administration of
Justice
3,749 22,592 22 23
Breach of probation 1,650 8,079 10 8
Other Criminal Code offences (excludes
traffic)
2,276 11,655 14 12
Criminal Code - traffic offences 785 4,283 5 4
Drug offences 495 8,440 3 9
Other offences5 727 4,507 4 5
Education completed for age 25 and over
No formal education 9 78 0 0
Some primary 1,067 1,428 7 2
Completed primary 1,547 4,284 11 7
Some secondary 8,632 32,800 60 50
Completed secondary 2,657 21,847 18 33
Some post-secondary 328 2,705 2 4
Completed post-secondary 241 2,261 2 3
Unknown 2,216 32,730 ... ...
Employment status at admission
Unemployed (but able to work) 6,732 23,367 55 48
Employed (part-time, full-time) 3,562 21,403 29 44
Not employable - disabled, medical
reasons, etc.
866 2,797 7 6
Student - not employed 551 913 4 2
Retired - not employed 1 199 0 0
Other - not employed 606 106 5 0
Unknown 4,379 49,348 ... ...
Need indicated6
Substance abuse 6,008 1,167 97 86
Attitude 5,454 1,110 88 81
Family/marital 3,861 802 62 59
Personal/emotional 1,025 290 16 21
Social interaction 5,611 1,096 90 80
Employment 4,903 749 79 55
Number of needs indicated7
Zero to one 112 88 2 6
Two to three 1,047 399 17 29
Four 2,088 395 34 29
Five to six 2,976 481 48 35
Note: Admissions to custody includes remand, other temporary detention and sentenced custody.
1. Percentage calculations exclude 'unknown'.
2. Includes homicide, attempted murder and major assault.
3. Includes violations involving the deprivation of freedom and violations involving violence or the threat of violence.
4. Includes mischief and arson.
5. Includes federal statute offences, provincial and territorial offences, municipal by-law infractions, and unknown offences.
6. Based on data from Saskatchewan only. Includes only those cases where need assessments were performed, therefore proportions are not based on total admissions. Need is indicated as being present when the need is assessed as medium or high.
7. Based on data from Saskatchewan only. Includes only those cases where need assessments were performed. Need is indicated as being present when the need is assessed as medium or high. Maximum number of needs is 6.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Correctional Services Survey.