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Police data show Native women too often victims


RAPID CITY, S.D. - An exhaustive study of rapid city police data released Tuesday underscored a problem plaguing the city: Native American women are too often the victims of violent crime.

“Our Indian women in this town are in crisis,” said community activist Chas Jewett. “We’re the most victimized. We’re the most likely to be involved in violent events.”

The study's author, Dr. Rich Braunstein, said, "This is the largest problem that needs the most attention in the shortest term."


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