POLITICS

RCMP report missing and murdered aboriginal women, by the numbers

02/27/2015 04:17 EST | Updated 04/29/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - In 2014, the RCMP released a report on murdered and mission aboriginal women. It covered the period between 1980 and 2012. Here are some of the key findings:

— The report found there were 1,181 investigations of aboriginal females murdered or missing during the period, including 1,017 homicide victims and 164 missing.

— It found 225 unsolved cases of either missing or murdered aboriginal females: 105 missing for more than 30 days as of November 4, 2013, whose cause of disappearance was "unknown" or "foul play suspected" and 120 unsolved homicides.

— During the period studied there were 20,313 homicides across Canada. Of these, 6,551, or 32 per cent, were women.

— There were 1,017 aboriginal female homicide victims in the period, representing 16 per cent of all female victims, even though they make up only about 4.3 per cent of the total female population.

— The 164 aboriginal females who were missing as of Nov. 4, 2013, made up 11.3 per cent of the 1,455 females listed as missing.