Profile of women offenders: incarcerated and community population: March 2001

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Compares incarcerated women and women who are serving the remainder of their sentence in the community by: age, marital status, race, offence committed, length of sentence, and previous terms of incarceration. Highlighted findings include: out of 866 women offenders in Canada serving a federal sentence, 355 (40.9%) are incarcerated while 511 (59.1%) are serving the remainder of their sentence in the community, over half (56.3%) of the incarcerated population are in 18-34 age group as compared to 43.9% in the community, and there is little difference with respect to marital status – the majority in both groups are single.