Authorities take another look at how well indigenous women knew their killers
January 9, 2017
New categories that more precisely define the relationships between murdered indigenous women and their killers will provide a better picture of the circumstances in which the killings took place.
Previously, the RCMP had been unable to elaborate on “casual relationships” in much detail. This frustrated indigenous leaders and families, who said the lack of clarity led to overly simplistic conclusions about a decades-long tragedy that has attracted global attention.
In the latest Homicide in Canada report by Statistics Canada, a special analysis was done using more than 6,000 police homicide reports from 1980 to 2015.