Yellowknife, NWT – A disproportionate number of women whose lives end in violence are Aboriginal, according to a new R.C.M.P report.
The 22-page report released today says Aboriginal women have been much more prone to violent deaths than non-native women in Canada.
However, the R.C.M.P say there’s virtually no discrepancy between the two groups when it comes to solving cases.
Between 1980 and 2012, over a thousand Aboriginal women were murdered according to the report.
Another 164 native women had gone missing during that time period.
The Mounties say the “solve” rates are 88% for Aboriginal women versus 89% for others.
Critics say the federal government hasn’t done enough and that a national inquiry must take place.
The Mounties say they are sharing their data with other police forces in hopes that it can help resolve more cases.
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