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- 67 000 Aboriginal women, 15 years and older, reported violence in Canada in 2009 (Statistics Canada)
- 8% of Canadian women reported being victims of domestic violence compared to 25% of Aboriginal women (Statistics Canada, 2008)
- A rate 3 times higher for Aboriginal women than non-aboriginal women to be a victim of violence (Brennan, 2011)
- 54% reported being sexually abused, beaten, strangled, attacked with a weapon (knife, firearm) compared to 37% of non-aboriginal women (Statistics Canada, 2006)
- Homicide rates are 8 times higher for Aboriginal women than non-aboriginal women
- Women are 11 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than men, and 3 times more likely to be victims of criminal harassment.
- Canada’s Indigenous women are 7 times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous Canadian women.
- According to the RCMP, in 2013, Indigenous women made up approximately 11.3% of the total number of missing women and girls in Canada. Yet indigenous people only make up about 4.3% of the Canadian population.
- In cities, 71% were allegedly victims of at least one episode of family violence (Dumont-Smith and Sioui-Labelle, 1991)