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
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. …