Decrease in Canada’s Crime Rate and Admissions to Administrative Segregation
“We cannot turn a blind eye to the gaps in our criminal justice system that ensnare our most vulnerable people. The government is committed to ensuring that we not only have the tools to hold guilty parties to account for illegal behaviour, but also an environment that fosters rehabilitation so that we have fewer repeat offenders, fewer victims, and ultimately, safer communities. Prime Minister Trudeau has laid out a clear mandate for change. Through investments in Budget 2017, legislation on administrative segregation, policy changes and other measures, we are making important steps to address the needs of the most vulnerable in the federal correctional system—and there’s more to do yet. The Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview is an important tool to support these evidence-based decisions.”
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
“I am leading a broad review of the changes to our criminal justice system and sentencing over the past decade. This involves addressing gaps in services to Indigenous people, including increasing the use of restorative justice processes and other initiatives to reduce the rate of incarceration of Indigenous persons. It also involves a review of how the criminal justice system can better address issues relating to mental illness. Our government is committed to addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous Canadians and individuals who suffer from mental illness in our correctional system.”
- The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The overall crime rate in Canada has decreased 34% since 1998.
In 2015-16, there was an 18.4% decrease in the total number of admissions to administrative segregation (in Correctional Service Canada institutions).
In 2015-16, the federal day parole and full parole grant rates increased for both Indigenous offenders and non-Indigenous offenders.
Since 2006-07, there has been a 66.8% increase in the number of victims registered with the Correctional Service of Canada and the Parole Board of Canada combined.
25.7% of offenders in federal custody are Indigenous.
Fewer Indigenous offenders benefit from supervised gradual releases than non-Indigenous offenders. 82.4% of Indigenous offenders are held until their statutory release dates compared to only 65.2% of non-Indigenous offenders.
The number of women admitted to federal correctional centres has increased for the past four years.
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