Profile of incarcerated women offenders in the community: September 1999

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Correctional Services of Canada
Correctional Services of Canada
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Ottawa, ON

Profiles incarcerated women in the community in 1999 by age, marital status, race, offence committed, length of sentence, and previous incarceration. Highlighted findings include: Over two thirds of incarcerated women in the community are single, less than one fifth fall into the younger age group (20-34), approximately 60% of women offenders in the community are Caucasian while 12% are Aboriginal, and 15% identify as Black, less than 12% committed murder (less than 1% committed first degree murder) and 91% had never been previously incarcerated for a federal offence.