Table 7
Characteristics of adult offenders admitted to correctional services, 2008/2009

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Jurisdiction Sentenced custody Remand Probation Conditional sentence Total adult Aboriginal population in 2006
Female Aboriginal Median
age1
Female Aboriginal Median
age1
Female Aboriginal Median
age1
Female Aboriginal
percent years percent years percent years percent percent
Newfoundland and Labrador 9 19 31 11 22 28 18 .. 31 24 14 4
Prince Edward Island 10 .. .. 10 .. .. 15 .. .. .. .. 1
Nova Scotia2 10 9 32 13 10 30 20 6 32 18 7 2
New Brunswick2 11 10 32 11 10 30 19 9 30 22 8 2
Quebec 9 3 37 9 4 34 15 6 33 15 5 1
Ontario 11 10 33 14 10 31 18 8 32 22 13 2
Manitoba 9 71 28 14 68 28 20 56 29 21 45 12
Saskatchewan 15 80 30 10 78 28 23 71 28 19 74 11
Alberta3 14 40 .. 14 36 .. 18 25 30 20 17 5
British Columbia 11 25 33 14 23 33 19 21 33 18 17 4
Yukon 12 80 34 14 80 33 20 65 34 31 58 22
Northwest Territories4 10 88 29 9 86 28 .. .. .. .. .. 45
Nunavut 6 98 .. 8 96 .. .. .. .. .. .. 78
Provincial and
territorial total
12 27 ... 13 21 ... 18 18 ... 19 20 ...
Federal total 6 18 33 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Total 11 26 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3
.. not available for a specific reference period
... not applicable

1. The median age at admission is the age where, if all the people are ordered by age, half of the people are younger and half are older.
2. Sentenced custody excludes intermittent sentences.
3. Alberta uses a different counting methodology whereby an admission to custody is counted once, regardless of change in status. As such, in 2008/2009 Alberta reported 13,767 remand admissions; 10,203 remanded later sentenced admissions, and; 8,306 sentenced only admissions. CCJS methodology counts an admission as movement from one status in correctional services to another. For instance, an individual who moves from remand to sentenced custody will be counted as one admission to remand and one admission to sentenced custody. This report has included Alberta's remanded later sentenced admissions in both the number of admissions to remand and then again in the number of admissions to sentenced custody, resulting in a higher number of admissions than that reported by the jurisdiction.
4. Sentenced and remand counts include residents of Nunavut held under an exchange of service agreement.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS), Adult Correctional Services Survey, and Demography Division, Census.
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