Distribution of life determinate and indeterminate sentences Canada FY 2018

This statistic shows the distribution of offenders serving life, determinate, and indeterminate sentences under federal jurisdiction in Canada in the fiscal year of 2018. About 21.3 percent of the inmate population under federal jurisdiction was serving a life sentence in Canada in the fiscal year of 2018.

Distribution of federal offenders serving life, determinate and indeterminate sentence in Canada in the fiscal year of 2018

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

FY 2018

Supplementary notes

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

A life sentence is a sentence of life-imprisonment with different parole ineligibility periods depending on the age of the offender and the seriousness of the offense.
An indeterminate sentence is a sentence applied to a person considered a dangerous offender likely to be a continued threat to the community if released. Parole review occurs after 7 years and every 2 years after that.

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