Sunday, October 20, 2019
ADVT 
National

Aboriginal Women suffer disproportionately from violence, says RCMP

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 16 May, 2014
  • Aboriginal Women suffer disproportionately from violence, says RCMP

An RCMP report has put forth a shocking disproportionate number of female aboriginals being victims of violent deaths as compared to non-natives. The report also mentions that police have solved cases involving both groups at almost a similar rate.

Aboriginal women represent 4.3 per cent of the total Canadian female population, and yet 16 per cent of all female homicide victims have been aboriginals in the period studied by RCMP.

"The total indicates that aboriginal women are over-represented among Canada's murdered and missing women," the report says.

Moreover, the findings also suggest that while the report looked specifically at murders and disappearances, aboriginal women are far more likely to be victims of many forms of violence than non-aboriginal women.

"We still have a lot of unanswered questions... but I think this research project, this operational overview, is an excellent first step in that direction from a policing community," said Janice Armstrong, RCMP's deputy commissioner for contact and aboriginal policing, at a news conference.

The report adds that aboriginal women are more likely to be murdered by an acquaintance and are less likely to be killed by a spouse.

Further the RCMP also says that murdered aboriginal women were more likely to be unemployed, have a criminal record and have consumed intoxicants just before their death (63 per cent versus 20 per cent).

The findings were stated in the RCMP study titled 'Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: a National Operational Overview' which was released in Winnipeg on Friday.

MORE National ARTICLES

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

TORONTO — Four people have been arrested in a shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, police said Thursday.

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report
Federal Employment minister Jason Kenney will be brining in at least two new rules pertaining to businesses that want to hire temporary foreign workers, according to a CBC report. 

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

The mother of two Alberta sisters who abducted them is in custody and the girls are now safe.

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training
British Columbia is now developing 20 open, online textbooks specifically for post-secondary skills training and technical programs.

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training

RCMP issues Amber alert for Alberta sisters

RCMP issues Amber alert for Alberta sisters
The RCMP has issued an Amber alert after the trio were spotted in BC.

RCMP issues Amber alert for Alberta sisters

Female student told shorts inappropriate, distract classmates and teachers

Female student told shorts inappropriate, distract classmates and teachers

A 13-year-old female from Nova Scotia is facing detention after school administers said her jeans shorts were too short.

Female student told shorts inappropriate, distract classmates and teachers

PrevNext