Friday, May 16, 2014

RCMP Release Report on Missing Aboriginal Women

Some startling statistics from a new report by the RCMP about murdered or missing aboriginal women.

The report shows there are near twice as many murders involving aboriginal woman than prevously thought.

Superintendant Tyler Bates says the report was seven months in the making and involved
over 300 police agencies across Canada.

The report shows there were just over one thousand murdered aboriginal women in Canada
between 1980 and 2012.

Original estimates had put that figure at between 580 and 800 murders.

Bates adds that they have solved 88 percent of those cases, which is almost identical to the
national clearance rate of 89 percent.

The report also shows there are still 169 open cases of missing aboriginal women.