Table 10
Number and rate of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth incarcerated, by age group and gender, selected jurisdictions, May 16, 2006

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jurisdictions
Incarceration1
Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Ratio of Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal incarceration rate
Aboriginal youth in custody Aboriginal youth in the general population Incarceration rate on day of Census Non-Aboriginal youth in custody non-Aboriginal youth in the general population Incarceration rate on day of Census
number rate per 10,000 population number rate per 10,000 population
Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick combined
12 to 15 years 3 3,225 9.3 30 59,240 5.1 1.8
16 and 17 years 4 1,685 23.7 38 32,895 11.6 2.1
Male 6 2,465 24.3 55 48,345 11.4 2.1
Female 1 2,445 4.1 13 43,780 3.0 1.4
Total 7 4,910 14.3 68 92,130 7.4 1.9
Ontario
12 to 15 years 16 19,245 8.3 230 649,515 3.5 2.3
16 and 17 years 64 9,390 68.2 436 329,350 13.2 5.1
Male 65 14,680 44.3 539 504,085 10.7 4.1
Female 15 13,955 10.7 127 474,775 2.7 4.0
Total 80 28,635 27.9 666 978,865 6.8 4.1
Alberta
12 to 15 years 25 16,760 14.9 31 167,030 1.9 8.0
16 and 17 years 54 8,130 66.4 104 89,460 11.6 5.7
Male 68 12,860 52.9 112 131,755 8.5 6.2
Female 11 12,030 9.1 23 124,735 1.8 5.0
Total 79 24,890 31.7 135 256,495 5.3 6.0
1. Includes youth who were in custody on May 16, 2006.
Note: Rates are calculated on the basis of 10,000 youth population aged 12 to 17. The population estimates come from Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Populations as of July 1st: postcensal for 2008.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Correctional Services Survey.
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