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Canada. 23 % of Homicide victims are Aboriginal

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In 2014, 117 of the 516 homicide victims, or 23%, were reported by police as Aboriginal. In contrast, Aboriginal people accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population.

Aboriginal people were victims of homicide in 2014 at a rate that was about six times higher than that of non-Aboriginal people (7.20 victims per 100,000 Aboriginal people versus 1.13 victims per 100,000 non-Aboriginal people).

Aboriginal males were at the greatest risk of being victims of homicide. Aboriginal males were seven times more likely to be homicide victims compared with non-Aboriginal males (10.86 per 100,000 population versus 1.61) and three times more likely than Aboriginal females.

The rate of homicide for Aboriginal females was six times higher than for their non-Aboriginal counterparts (3.64 per 100,000 versus 0.65).


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