Table 13
Institutional and average daily cost of persons in provincial, territorial and federal custody, current and constant 2002/2003 dollars, 1999/2000 to 2008/2009

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Type of custody Current Dollars Constant 2002/2003 Dollars
Institutional operating expenditures Average daily inmate cost Institutional operating expenditures Average daily
inmate cost1
thousands of dollars dollars thousands of dollars dollars percentage change from previous year
Provincial and territorial custody
1999/2000 879,731 129.97 951,585 140.58 ...
2000/2001 906,839 133.25 954,687 140.28 -0.2
2001/2002 934,413 134.05 962,336 138.05 -1.6
2002/2003 1,009,578 141.73 1,009,578 141.73 2.7
2003/2004 991,802 141.11 973,584 138.52 -2.3
2004/2005 1,075,185 149.88 1,033,114 144.02 4.0
2005/2006 1,134,384 149.88 1,065,769 140.81 -2.2
2006/2007 1,203,201 147.69 1,109,711 136.21 -3.3
2007/2008 1,300,132 155.00 1,174,116 139.98 2.8
2008/2009 1,397,731 161.80 1,234,681 142.93 2.1
  percent
Change from 1999/2000 to 2008/2009 58.9 24.5 29.8 1.7 ...
  thousands of dollars dollars thousands of dollars dollars percentage change from previous year
Federal custody2
1999/2000 ... ... ... ... ...
2000/2001 ... ... ... ... ...
2001/2002 1,085,277 235.25 1,117,709 242.28 ...
2002/2003 1,099,525 239.05 1,099,525 239.05 -1.3
2003/2004 1,111,239 245.26 1,090,827 240.75 0.7
2004/2005 1,163,100 259.05 1,117,589 248.91 3.4
2005/2006 1,194,500 260.11 1,122,249 244.37 -1.8
2006/2007 1,294,842 274.27 1,194,232 252.95 3.5
2007/2008 1,453,771 298.56 1,312,864 269.62 6.6
2008/2009 1,570,628 322.51 1,387,409 284.89 5.7
  percent
Change from 2001/2002 to 2008/2009 44.7 37.1 24.1 17.6 ...
... not applicable
1. Daily offender cost is calculated by dividing the operational expenditures by the 'total days stayed'. 'Total days stayed' is based on average daily (actual-in) counts of inmates multiplied by the number of days in the year. Custodial services operating costs constitute total operating expenditures for government facilities, as well as purchased services related to institutional activities.
2. Prior to 2001/2002, the average daily inmate cost was based on federal institutional expenditures for custodial services.
Note: Due to missing data for some years, provincial and territorial custodial data from Prince Edward Island and Nunavut have been excluded for all years.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Resources, Expenditures and Personnel (REP) Survey; Public Accounts of Canada.
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