Adult population of federal corrections services in Canada 2020, by race

Distribution of adult population in federal correctional services in Canada in FY 2020, by self-reported race

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Release date

March 2022



Survey time period

FY 2020

Supplementary notes

The Canadian government fiscal year runs from April 1 through March 31.

* The offenders themselves identify to which race they belong. The list of categories may not fully account for all races and the race grouping information has changed starting in 2012-13; therefore, the comparison of the information before and after 2012-13 should be done with caution.
"White" includes offenders who are White.
"Indigenous" includes offenders who are Inuit, Innu, M├ętis and First Nations.
"Black" includes offenders who are Black.
"Asian" includes offenders who are Arab, Arab/West Asian, Asian-East and Southeast, Asian-South, Asian West, Asiatic, Chinese, East Indian, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, South East Asian.
"Other/Unknown" includes offenders who are European French, European-Eastern, European-Northern, European-Southern, European-Western, Multiracial/Ethnic, Oceania, British Isles, Caribbean, Sub-Sahara African, offenders unable to identify to one race, other and unknown.
"Hispanic" includes offenders who are Hispanic and Latin American

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