Missing Women In Canada

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It is an unfortunate reality that native women in Canada have been missing and going murdered almost unnoticed for so many years. Little to no national data resources exist about missing people in Canada which makes the issue of missing Aboriginal women more difficult to track when compared to missing women of other races. Many other ethnicities of women go missing and murdered but incidents recorded by police of female native homicides and unsolved missing native females is total 164 people that are missing, and 1,017 murder victims which gives a total of 1181. Aboriginal women are more likely to be targeted by violent people because of the lifestyles of these women, young aboriginal women are five times more likely to die from a violent act, …show more content…
It is worth mentioning the characteristics of the people that are committing these crimes against aboriginal women. Many of the women have been shown to actually know the person who murdered them in some way or another the number is around 90% of the murdered women had known their killer. Both native and non-native female victims have been included in that statistic offered from the RCMP. The native females though were shown to be most often murdered by somebody that they knew and many of those associates were found to either be married to the victim or have criminal record often be acquainted with the murders. Many of the victims were shown to have a history of violence within their families before they went missing or murdered and the aboriginal women had a much higher rate of that family violence history than the non-native women. The people that were accused of being responsible for any of these missing women were generally male and around 35 years of age; on the other hand the people accused of killing these women were around 30 years old which is a little younger but still in the same area. The people that were responsible for many of the crimes against the missing or murdered women were also shown to have a less employment rate than the non-native women, had some form of assistance from the government, having a disability or making a living through illegal activity. Many of the accused people had taken drugs or alcohol when the incidents occurred and the people that were killing the native women were much more likely to have taken a substance that would make them more violent. The investigators of many of the cases found that around nineteen percent of the people accused of the offenses either had a mental disability or were