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Statistics Regarding Indigenous Women and Girls

  • The murder rate for Indigenous Women and girls is 10x higher than all other ethnicities.

  • Murder is the 3rd leading cause of death for Indigenous Women

(Centers for Disease Control).

  • More than 4 out of 5 Indigenous Women have experienced violence (84.3%)

(National Institute of Justice Report).

  • More than half Indigenous Women experience sexual violence (56.1%).

  • More than half Indigenous Women have been physically abused by their intimate partners (55.5 percent).

  • less than half of Indigenous Women have been stalked in their lifetime (48.8 percent).

  • Indigenous Women are 1.7 times more likely than Anglo-American women to experience violence.

  • Indigenous Women are 2xs more likely to be raped than Anglo-American white women.

  • Murder rate of Indigenous Women is 3xs higher than Anglo-American women.

As of 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. Strikingly, the U.S Department of Justice missing persons database has only reported 116 cases. The majority of these murders are committed by non-Native people on Native-owned land. The lack of communication combined with jurisdictional issues between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement, make it nearly impossible to begin the investigative process.

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