Indigenous Women, Girls Murdered at Six Times the Rate of Non-Indigeous

A new study found that homicides of Indigenous women and girls in Canada are less likely to result in the most serious murder charges than cases in which victims were non-Indigenous, Alessia Passafiume reports for the National Post. When the victim was Indigenous, police laid or recommended that charge half as often. Between 2009 and 2021 Indigenous women and girls were killed at a rate six times higher than that of women and girls who were not Indigenous. 87 percent of homicides of Indigenous women and girls between 2009 and 2021 were solved, compared to 90 per cent of cases where the victim was a non-Indigenous woman or girl.

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