Vancouver Aboriginal Street Youth Face higher Incarceration Rates, Report says


Vancouver aboriginal street youth face higher incarceration rates, report says

Police have ‘concerns’ with the report’s conclusions

CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2015 2:02 PM PTLast Updated: Oct 07, 2015 6:06 PM PT

Vancouver's aboriginal street youth are 1.4 times more likely to be incarcerated than their non aboriginal counterparts, a new study says.

Vancouver’s aboriginal street youth are 1.4 times more likely to be incarcerated than their non aboriginal counterparts, a new study says. (CBC)

Aboriginal street youth in Vancouver are 1.4 times more likely to be jailed than their non-aboriginal counterparts, according to a study released Wednesday by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

The report, conducted by the centre’s Urban Health Research Initiative, said one explanation for the higher numbers could be that police may target aboriginal youth, but more research is needed. …

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/prison-aboriginal-street-youth-1.3260819?cmp=rss

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