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Indigenous people much more likely to be murdered than other Canadians – The Guardian

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201939 Views

Indigenous people continue to be dramatically overrepresented among Canadian murder victims, according to a new report released by Statistics Canada.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit make up only 5% of Canada’s population, but in 2018 they made up 22% of the country’s homicide victims. Of the 651 murders that took place in Canada in 2018, 140 were of Indigenous people: 96 men and 44 women.

“While the number of male victims decreased for the first time since 2014 … there were six more female victims of homicide than in 2017, marking a second consecutive annual increase,” the report reads.

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