Indian Country 52 #24 – Female Homicides
“The homicide rate for Indigenous females between 2001 and 2015 was nearly six times higher than that for non-Indigenous females, according to a new study by Statistics Canada.
The difference in rates was most notable in the territories and in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to the report Women in Canada: Women and the Criminal Justice System, released Tuesday.
One quarter of all female homicide victims in Canada in 2015 were Indigenous, up from nine per cent in 1980.
The report says the number of Indigenous female victims of homicide has increased over the past several decades, while the number of non-Indigenous female victims has declined.”
– CBC News, One-quarter of all female homicide victims in Canada in 2015 were Indigenous.
“One quarter of the 604 homicide victims reported by Canadian police services in 2015 were aboriginal.
That’s even though aboriginal people accounted for only about five per cent of Canada’s population in 2015.
Statistics Canada reports the national homicide rate rose 15 per cent last year to its highest level since 2011.
That was primarily due to increases in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
On a per capita basis, Regina was the homicide capital of Canada with eight homicides in 2015, and data shows Saskatchewan had the highest homicide rate among the provinces.”
– The Globe and Mail, One-quarter of 2015 homicide victims were aboriginal: Statistics Canada.
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