Table 10
The number and proportion of female adults admitted to sentenced custody, 2001/2002 and 2006/2007

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  2001/2002 2006/2007 2001/2002 2006/2007
number percent
 Newfoundland and Labrador1 61 73 5 7
 Prince Edward Island 45 .. 7 ..
 Nova Scotia1 86 158 6 9
 New Brunswick1 95 283 6 12
 Quebec 1,493 734 10 10
 Ontario1 2,745 3,404 9 11
 Manitoba 233 278 8 8
 Saskatchewan1 312 468 9 13
 Alberta1, 2 .. 2,520 .. 12
 British Columbia 777 1,058 8 11
 Yukon 18 22 6 12
 Northwest Territories 41 45 7 10
 Nunavut .. .. .. ..
Total provinces and territories3 5,861 6,523 9 11
Total federal4 .. 314 5 6
Note: Calculations for percent distribution are based on total custody admissions excluding those where the sex is not stated.
1. Data for these respondents are from the new Integrated Correctional Services Survey and have been tabulated from microdata for the years commencing as follows: Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001/2002; Nova Scotia, 2002/2003; New Brunswick, 2002/2003; Ontario 2003/2004; Saskatchewan, 2001/2002; Alberta, 2005/2006. For these respondents, percentage calculation is based on sentenced custody totals excluding intermittent sentences. Accordingly, comparisons to data from previous years should be made with caution.
2. Alberta has been excluded due to a system change that occurred in 2005/2006 which altered the methodology by which admissions to custody were calculated.
3. Due to missing data for some years, totals and percentage calculations exclude Prince Edward Island, Alberta and Nunavut.
4. Warrant of committal admissions only. Prior to 2005/2006, the federal jurisdictions did not supply the number of female adults admitted to custody, only the proportion.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Adult Correctional Services Survey and Integrated Correctional Services Survey.