Table 12
Operating expenditures of the adult correctional system, 2008/2009

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Expenditures Current dollars
Custodial services Community supervision services Headquarters and central services NPB or provincial parole boards1 Total Per
capita cost2
thousands
of dollars
percent thousands
of dollars
percent thousands
of dollars
percent thousands
of dollars
percent thousands
of dollars
dollars
Federal expenditures3 1,347,162 65.0 210,752 10.2 466,925 22.5 48,600 2.3 2,073,439 62.24
Provincial and territorial expenditures4 1,403,223 78.8 299,115 16.8 71,297 4.0 7,301 0.4 1,780,935 53.51
Total expenditures 2,750,385 71.4 509,867 13.2 538,222 14.0 55,901 1.5 3,854,374 115.76
1. Provincial parole boards operate in Quebec and Ontario.
2. Per capita cost is total cost of correctional services divided by the total Canadian population.
3. Federal expenditures include Correctional Service Canada and National Parole Board (NPB), but exclude CORCAN.
4. Excludes Nunavut. Capital costs have been excluded from all jurisdictions' expenditures.
Note: Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Resources, Expenditures and Personnel (REP) Survey; Public Accounts of Canada.
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