women and the criminal justice system

70% of incarcerated women are mothers

Source: CAEFS

90% of incarcerated women have survived violence

Source: CAEFS

Indigenous women make up 40% of the inmate population


Ontario has the second highest incarceration rate of women in Canada

Women make up 50% of the remand population and only 20% of charges

Source: CEFSO

80% of incarcerated women meet the criteria for mental disorder


50% of women in corrections have not completed high school

Source: 2006 Census Data

Property crime accounts for the largest proportion, 35%, for which women are accused

Self injury among incarcerated women has quadrupled in the past ten years

Source: CAEFS