Statistics and Reports

Statistics from the National Institute of Justice Research Report: Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men.
  • 84.3 percent of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime.
  • 56 percent of Native women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
  • 55 percent of Native women have been raped or have experienced physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in a lifetime.

The report can be located at: or you can download it here.

Native women suffer the HIGHEST rate of sexual assault in the U.S.

Read more from:  Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What is Known

Rate of PTSD in Native adults is 4.4x the national average.

Read more from: Futures Without Violence

Native children experience PTSD at same rates as veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq (3x the rate of the general population).

Read more from: A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer Report To The President And Congress Of The United States

Tribal Resources

Click the links below to view Tribal Resolutions proclaiming/designating May 5 as a Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians Gun Lake Tribe

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians



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This project was funded by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program, exhibition are that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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