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RCMP Releases Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview

Download: RCMP report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview

Background:

The 2014 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview provided the RCMP and the public with the most comprehensive statistical analysis of police-reported incidents of missing and murdered Aboriginal women to date. The 2015 Update provides statistics on more recent cases (2013 and 2014) and outlines the preventative and investigational steps the RCMP has taken.

The 2015 Update’s key findings include:

  • Aboriginal women (and all female victims regardless of ethnicity) are most frequently killed by someone they know.
  • Offenders were known to their victims in 100% of solved homicide cases of Aboriginal women, and in 93% of solved homicide cases of non-Aboriginal women in RCMP jurisdictions in 2013 and 2014.
  • Aboriginal female homicides continue to be solved at a high rate. In 2013 and 2014, 81% of murders of Aboriginal women have been solved in RCMP jurisdictions.
  • The 2015 Update shows a reduction of 9.3 % in unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women reported in the 2014 Overview, from 225 to 204.

Read the Update to the Overview

Read the 2014 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview

Source: RCMP

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