Profile of incarcerated women offenders: September 1999

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Correctional Services of Canada
Correctional Services of Canada
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Ottawa, ON

Profiles incarcerated women by age, marital status, race, offence committed, length of sentence, and previous incarceration in 1999 in table format. Highlighted findings include: 52.3% of this population falls into the younger age category (20-34), approximately two-thirds (65.8%) are single, Caucasian offenders represent over half (57.7%) of the total number of incarcerated women offenders, and a vast majority (85.9%) have not previously been incarcerated on a federal sentence.