Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Number of Aboriginal Police Officers in Canada


Does anyone know where to find the number of aboriginal police officers in Canada?


I checked the Police Administration Survey and it does not provide this information. Our Census consultant confirmed that this figure could be provided as a custom tabulation. However, the detailed data tables in the following article provide you with both the percentage of police officers who were aboriginal, and the number of police officers, and the data comes from the same source (2006 Census of population):

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2008010/article/10730-eng.htm#a11 (“Private security and public policing”, published in Juristat, December 2008)

Hopefully this article will provide you with the information your client needs without having to order a custom tabulation.

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