Statistic 1: 28% of the Aboriginal community are victims of at least one crime compared to 18% of non-Aboriginals.
163 violent incidents of becoming a victim of crime among 1000 Natives
74 violent incidents of becoming a victim of crime among 1000 non-Natives
Natives experience more than double the overall victimization rates than non-Indigenous people
Significance: This data showcases the overall injustices discrimination this social group feels in Canadian society. Social scientists must explain and consider why Aboriginals are considered easy prey or targets next to non-Aboriginals. Speculations of how governments treat and react to Aboriginal tragedies may clarify our understanding but still does not deem their misery any easier to deal with. Furthermore, these crimes include robbery and physical assault but the …show more content…
In further detail, Canada deals with alarming injustices that mainly Aboriginal communities feel such as the case of missing/murdered Aboriginal females, their higher rates of suicide, and drug abuse. Serial killers such as Pickton target Aboriginal females because of how marginalized they are within our society, thus making it easier to get away with crimes of his nature. When an entire group is suffering, their trauma’s are essentially passed down to the younger generations. Furthermore, one can rightfully assume through trends regarding Native injustices that the missing spouse may have committed suicide, may be missing, or the mother may have been raped. To end, social scientists can formulate a solution to shift society’s negative perception of Indigenous people to allow Native children to prosper in their future instead of creating a cycle of divorce or normalizing single parent households because non-Native children won’t feel this grief anytime