Court outcomes in homicides of Indigenous women and girls, 2009 to 2021

Articles and reports: 85-002-X202300100006

Description: This Juristat article reviews court outcomes of cases linked to the homicides of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (Indigenous) women and girls. Using a linked data file containing records from the Homicide and Integrated Criminal Court Survey, the article examines how incidents of homicide move from the policing stage through to their final outcomes in criminal court. From solve rates, to the type of charge heard in court, to verdicts and length of sentence, the article examines cases where the victim was an Indigenous woman or girl in comparison to non-Indigenous victims. Characteristics of homicide victims and accused are also presented.
Issue Number: 2023001
Author(s): Burczycka, Marta; Cotter, Adam

Main Product: Juristat

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