Police-Reported Racial and Aboriginal Identity Statistics to the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey: Report and Draft Recommendations

OTTAWA (ON), September 1, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Statistics Canada released a report and draft recommendations on collecting data on Indigenous and racialized identity through the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

This report builds on the growing demand for better data on the diverse experiences of people in the justice system and seeks to shed light on the differential treatment and overrepresentation of Indigenous and racialized people in the Canadian criminal justice system.

The six preliminary recommendations included in this report were developed in collaboration with community organizations, Indigenous groups and police services through a comprehensive engagement process that began in 2021. Canada looks forward to continuing to work with stakeholders to advance police-reported data on Indigenous and racialized groups.

“Disaggregated data is a crucial part of decision-making. Today’s recommendations are another step towards improving the collection and quality of data on Indigenous and racialized groups in official police-reported crime statistics,” said Anil Arora, Statistician in boss of Canada. “We thank our partners, including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, for helping to meet the information needs of the justice community.”

This project is part of Statistics Canada’s Disaggregated Data Action Plan, which will lead to detailed statistical information that highlights the experiences of specific population groups, such as women, Indigenous peoples, racialized populations and people disabilities.

SOURCE Statistics Canada

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