Arrests, detentions and removals
Detention Statistics

Detentions
Fiscal Year # of entries by foreign nationals to Canada # of persons detainedFootnote1 Detainees as a % of entries by foreign nationals to Canada Total # of detention daysFootnote2 Average length of detention (days) Admissions to a CBSA facility (IHC)Footnote3 Admissions to a non-CBSA facilityFootnote3 # of long- term detainees (90+ days)Footnote4
2016-2017 33,873,180 6,251 0.018% 131,617 19.5 4,232
(67.4%)
2,047
(32.6%)
439
2015-2016 31,940,610 6,596 0.020% 165,656 23.1 4,379
(60.1%)
2,909
(39.9%)
623
2014-2015 29,938,646 6,768 0.022% 180,083 24.5 4,469
(60.7%)
2,889
(39.3%)
694
2013-2014 28,371,259 7,722 0.027% 195,206 23 5,366
(63.3%)
3,115
(36.7%)
706
2012-2013  27,412,327 8,739 0.031% 195,221 20 6,127
(63.7%)
3,487
(36.3%)
678
Regional Breakdown of Total Detentions Footnote5
Fiscal Year Atlantic Provinces Prairies Provinces B.C. & Yukon Quebec Ontario
2016-2017 34 258 1,796 1,028 3,251
2015-2016 29 330 1,481 1,245 3,660
2014-2015 28 467 1,279 1,156 3,962
2013-2014 29 460 1,406 1,288 4,675
2012-2013 35 440 1,667 1,271 5,519
Minors Statistics
Fiscal Year Minors accompanied by parent/guardian Unaccompanied minors Average length of time in a facility (days) Total # minors in a facility
2016-2017 151 11 13.1 162
2015-2016 181 20 14.1 201
2014-2015 220 12 16 232
  • For more information on the detention of minors see section 5.10 of the Detention Manual
  • The total number of minors in a facility accounts for all minors (foreign national, permanent residents and Canadian citizens).
  • A Canadian citizen cannot be detained but in rare and exceptional circumstances may be housed with a parent/guardian in a facility if it is in the best interests of the child.
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