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Report: Aboriginal residents, northerners most at risk for homicide in Canada

 


Aboriginal residents made up nearly a quarter of Canada’s homicide victims in 2014 even though they make up only about 5 percent of Canada’s population, and the nation’s highest homicide rates were in the country’s sparsely populated northern territories, said a recent report issued by the government agency Statistics Canada.

Overall, Canada’s total 516 homicides in 2014 gave the nation a rate of 1.45 victims per 100,000 people -- the lowest rate since 1966. Of those victims, 117 were identified as aboriginal, and another 17 were of undetermined ethnicity, and possibly aboriginal, according to the report, released last week.

https://www.adn.com/article/20151205/report-aboriginal-residents-northerners-most-risk-homicide-canada

 

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