A One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody Across Canada

Chapter 7 - Saskatchewan (continued)

7.9 Saskatchewan Data Conclusions

In Saskatchewan , the data indicate that the typical Aboriginal youth in open or secure custody on Snapshot Day was a male between the ages of 16 to 17, guilty of a property-related offence. Youth serving remand were charged mostly with an offence against the person.

The data also reveals that Aboriginal youth included in the Snapshot experienced a majority of their conflict with the criminal justice system in urban areas. A majority of Aboriginal youth lived in a city for the two years preceding their current admission, a majority were charged or committed the offence for their current admission in a city, and a majority plan to live in a city upon release from custody.

Finally, a majority of youth lived, committed or allegedly committed their offence, and have relocation plans to similar locations (a city, town or reserve). Youth who lived in a city for a majority of time preceding their current admission were most likely to have committed or allegedly committed their offence in a city and have plans to relocate to a city. However, a substantial number of youth in Saskatchewan who lived on a reserve experienced conflict with the law (e.g. they were charged or convicted) in a city or town.

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