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  • The number of justice workers increased by almost 60,000 between 1991 and 2006, representing a growth of close to 20 %. This is slightly higher than the increase for all workers in the country, which was 14% over the same period.

  • While the median age of justice personnel was similar to that of the Canadian labour force as a whole (41 years), a greater proportion of justice workers were aged 50 and older (30%).

  • In 2006, nearly 80% of police officers were between 25 and 49 years of age; in comparison, the corresponding proportion for the Canadian labour force as a whole was only 57%.

  • In 2006, more than one quarter of private security officers (27%) were in their twenties or were aged 55 and older (25%).

  • The median age of court personnel increased from 36 years in 1991 to 43 years in 2006. This marked growth can be explained by the fact that the number of court workers younger than 40 declined by 20%, while that of workers aged 40 and older rose by 91%.

  • The growth in the number of correctional services workers (18%) was slightly higher than that of the Canadian labour force as a whole (14%).

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