Friday, December 16, 2011

Canada: There has been a 52% increase in the number of black offenders filling federal jails since 2000

The proportion of black offenders in federal incarceration in Canada jumped to 9.12% in 2010-2011, from less than 6% a decade earlier. The most dramatic increase occurred during the last five years. Black people make up roughly 2.5% of Canada's population. More than 1,300 black offenders are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries — many of them in Ontario, where 20% of the federal prison population is black.

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