Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

According to Native Women’s Wilderness:

  • Indigenous Women and girls are murdered at a rate 10x higher than women of all other ethnicities.
  • Murder is the 3rd leading cause of death for Indigenous Women.
  • More than 4 out of 5 Indigenous Women have experienced violence (84.3%).
  • 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).
  • Slightly 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. 

It is believed that most murders of women and girls in Indian Country are perpetrated by non-Native Americans on tribal land. In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta that States have the legal authority to charge non-Indians with crimes committed against Native Americans, Josh will commit the full resources of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office to combat the MMIW epidemic, and to work with indigenous and federal partners to put a stop to human trafficking and the heinous exploitation of our indigenous relatives.

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