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Nearly half of youth incarcerated nationwide are Indigenous: Statistics Canada

 


WINNIPEG — Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism.

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

https://leaderpost.com/news/canada/nearly-half-of-youth-incarcerated-are-indigenous-statistics-canada/wcm/91a605fe-cb3d-44e6-ade4-7bc482c46eac

 

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