Canadian Criminal Profiles: A Gender Comparison
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This paper examines Canadian arrest statistics suggesting different profiles in crime for male and female offenders. The paper finds that females are far less likely to break the law than males, and if they do break the law, it will be in the area of drug use or because they were sexually abused as children. The paper further relates that their crimes are more likely to be connected to prostitution, and if they are involved in other crimes they are far less likely to be armed or violent.
From the Paper:"Conducting a detailed examination of this issue is limited to a certain extent by the fact that Canada does not examine the backgrounds of Canadian offenders on a systematic basis other than by recording basic information such as sex, age, and, to a limited extent, ethnicity. Criminologists therefore do not have a useful history of the offender population available, nor do they have data about the previous convictions of offenders, nor is the duration of their incarcerations available for study.
"But from the information that is available it is evident that, as is the case in most countries, criminal offenders in Canada are overwhelmingly male. For example, statistics reveal that more than eighty-eight percent of those charged with homicide and robbery and eighty-four percent of those charged with assault in Canada in 1996 were men. And more than ninety percent of those charged with breaking and entering and vehicle theft were men. (Blanchette and Modiuk)"
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