Sunday, May 21, 2006

Violence Against Native Women

There were some comments on the previous post about statistics regarding the rates of violence against native Americans. Here is the research.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AMERICAN Indians and Crime (Greenfield and Smith, 1999), rates of violent victimization were higher for Native women than for all other groups in the United States. Natives are more likely to be victims of crime than are any other group in the United States. People of a different race committed 70% of violent victimizations against Natives. The report also notes the rate of violent crime experienced by Native women between 1992 and 1996 was nearly 50% higher than that reported by African American males, long known to experience very high rates of violent victimization. According to the Department of Justice, 70% of sexual assaults of Native women are never reported, which suggests that the number of violent victimizations of Native women is actually higher (Ibid.).

Greenfield, Lawrence and Steven Smith 1999 American Indians and Crime. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing, 4.


At 2:36 PM, Blogger Time said...

Wow, I was not aware it was that bad. There's an issue the media is ignoring.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Yeah, this is definitely the first I've heard of this. Shocking.

At 5:27 PM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

I grew up close to an Indian reservation. They are not working. They are full of crime and drug use it is a joke. We need to revamp them or do away with them

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

Great post, that needs further exposure.

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At 7:55 PM, Blogger betmo said...

the indigenous peoples of all continents are victims of abuse, neglect, drug use, etc. it absolutely boggles my mind that we, here im america, are still holding out the 'separate but equal' flag in the 21st century. i find it interesting that i have read at least 3 separate accounts from 3 different places this week on 'indian' maltreatment or sub human conditions on reservations. thank you to glenda for opening up a discussion on our hidden problem here in america. check out 'moral highground' on my blog to read more about the conditions in australia. i recently read about the canadians having similiar issues in their fair country. i think that it is fair to ask- what is wrong with us wasps?

At 9:07 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Great joke, renegade eye! hi, Pt Graeme time!

betmo, I am responding in another post, mainly because I am long-winded.

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Tabor said...

i just toured the National Indian Museum in D.C. and it is very interesting. NOT like any museum that I have ever been to. Much more a cultural/political statement than historical/anthropological approach.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger glenda said...

I'd love to go see it...sigh...perhaps some day

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