Monday, November 30, 2009

Aboriginal Justice Stats


Does anyone know of a source of youth crime/justice data at the city level? I have a grad student who's looking at Aboriginal youth representation in the justice system, specifically in Saskatoon and on reserves near the city. The resources we've found (YCS, YCCS, etc.) go no deeper than the provincial level.


Usually, for a question such as this, I would scour the municipal police Annual Reports or the local RCMP sites for any reference to numbers, stats or data collected. Perhaps local Aboriginal organizations or help centers may have some insights on numbers??

Also, would any of the sources (or their authors) as listed below, collect the data -- or part of it -- that you're after?

[1] Young Offender Programs
Telephone: (306) 787-5699
Fax: (306) 787-0676
Mailing Address: 710 - 1874 Scarth Street, Regina, SK S4P 4B3

[2] 08-09 ANNUAL REPORT Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and
Policing < >

- lots of occurrences of the word(s) "database" or "data";
- p.39: "Saskatchewan Young Offender Case Activity Management System (SYOCAMS): The computerized system used by Young Offenders to input and monitor young offenders? sentence information."
- p.39: "Criminal Justice Information Management System (CJIMS): A new integrated information system to support Saskatchewan?s criminal justice system. This system will replace the stand-alone court system used by Justice, and the old systems used by Corrections and Young Offenders."

Appendix D: Contact Information
" For further information on the programs and services provided by the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing described in this document, please contact the following:

Adult Corrections 787-8958
Young Offender Programs 787-5699
Policing Services 787-6518
Licensing and Inspections 787-1443
Protection and Emergency Services 787-8568
Communications and Public Education 787-7872
Corporate Services 787-8633
Information Management 787-9512
Strategic Policy 787-6585
Human Resources 787-8901"
- p.34: "This report provides information about both our accomplishments and our future plans. If you have any questions or comments, or would like additional copies of this report, we invite you to call (306) 787-7872.

Or contact:
Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing
Communications and Public Education Branch
1000-1874 Scarth Street
Or send us an email through the Ministry of
Corrections, Public Safety and Policing website: "

Additional Information

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) files in the DLI collection include detachment-level data but they do not include information on aboriginal status.

The reporting guide for the UCR2 Incident-Based Survey lists an aboriginal indicator ( so UCR data with aboriginal status information may be available for a fee on a custom basis from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. If this custom service interests your grad student, I will be happy to refer you to an Account-Executive who can confirm if these data are available and provide a cost estimate.

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