The OPP today handed down a report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People in OPP jurisdiction, and say most of these crimes have been solved. Commissioner Vince Hawkes today outlined the report that looked at homicides and missing persons cases over a 58 year period starting in 1956, and say of the indigenous woman murdered in that period, police have solved over 85 per cent of those cases, while with indigenous men, it’s closer to 99 per cent. The OPP went on to say during the same period, 8 indigenous women, 39 men were reported missing and remain so.
A breakdown of the numbers, from the OPP report:
To the end of 2014, there were 54 homicides involving Indigenous females on OPP jurisdiction; eight (8) of which remain unsolved for a clearance rate of 85.2 per cent. Of the 46 solved female Indigenous homicides;
• 9 were murdered by family member;
• 17 were murdered by Domestic Partner/Spouse;
• 19 were murdered by persons known to victim;
• 1 was of Unknown Circumstances.
For the period of 1978 to December 2014, inclusive, there were 126 homicides of Indigenous males in OPP jurisdiction – only one remains unsolved for a clearance rate of 99.2 per cent. Of the 125 cases that were solved:
• 35 were murdered by Family members;
• 10 were murdered by Domestic Partner/Spouse;
• 70 were murdered by persons known to victim;
• 9 were of Unknown circumstances; and,
• 1 is not available.