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Violent crime against young women, girls three times higher in the North – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201974 Views

16 July, 2019

Young women in northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba experience highest rates; Nunavut is fourth

Though young women and girls in Nunavut experienced severe rates of violent crime in 2017, their counterparts in northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba fared much worse, Statistics Canada found in a report released earlier this month.

That finding is part of a big study that attempts to measure rates of violent crime against females aged 24 and younger in northern Canada and compare them with rates for the same group in southern Canada.

In their report, StatCan found that overall, young women in northern Canada are disproportionately victimized compared with young women in southern Canada.

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