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Serial killers, indigenous women and the RCMP’s missing data - The Globe and Mail

25.11.15

Serial killers, indigenous women and the RCMP’s missing data - The Globe and Mail: Overall, an indigenous woman is four times more likely to be murdered than a non-indigenous one. And now, based on data examined by The Globe and Mail, we know that indigenous women are seven times more likely to be preyed on by the kind of killer that doesn’t stop with one victim. Men who prey on women. Men who are usually non-indigenous.

It’s important to know this. The RCMP has never reported the ethnicity of the perpetrators of solved cases in its report, a common non-bias policy in police forces. The Harper government, however, was quick to claim that 70 per cent of the killers were indigenous themselves. It wrote off this unusual epidemic of deaths as a criminal justice problem similar to anything found in the broader population.


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