CSC Statistics – Key facts and figures

Expenditures

In 2015-16, Correctional Service Canada's (CSC) expenditures totaled approximately $2.4 billion.

Staff

CSC has over 18,000 employees, including:

  • 7,760 correctional officers
  • 1,355 parole officers
  • 1,050 health care staff

Facilities

CSC manages and maintains:

  • 43 institutions
    • 11 Clustered Institutions
      • 2 maximum/medium/minimum security level
      • 9 medium/minimum security level
    • 6 maximum security institutions
    • 9 medium security institutions
    • 5 minimum security institutions (including 2 healing lodges)
    • 12 multi-level security institutions (including 2 healing lodges and six women's institutions)
  • 91 parole offices
  • 15 Community Correctional Centres
  • 200+ Community Residential Facilities

Average annual cost of an offender

In 2015-2016, it cost an average of approximately $116,000 and $31,000 to maintain an offender in a CSC institution and in the community, respectively.

Offender profile

During fiscal year 2015-2016, CSC was responsible for an average of 22,872 offenders – 14,639 in custody in federal institutions (including temporary detainees) and 8,233 supervised by CSC in the community.

Of these offenders, approximately:

  • 20% were serving sentences for homicide
  • 49% were serving sentences for sexual offences or other violent crimes
  • 18% were serving sentences for drug-related offences

At the end of fiscal year 2015-2016:

  • 23% of offenders were serving life sentences
  • 23% of offenders were serving a sentence of between two years and three years less a day
  • 681 offenders were serving a sentence with a Dangerous Offender designation

Measuring performance

Over the past 10 years:

  • The number of escape incidents has declined, from 31 incidents (involving 37 escapees) in 2006-2007 to 15 incidents (involving 18 escapees) in 2015-2016.

For more information

More information about CSC is available at www.csc-scc.gc.ca.

Updated June 2017