Nunavut’s high rate of police-related deaths ‘obviously worth looking into,’ says data expert – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202032 Views

Rate more than 14 times higher than other regions since 2010, statistics show

Jul 13, 2020

Inuit in Nunavut are dying during interactions with police at a rate significantly higher than in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Ontario, according to data collected and analyzed by CBC and a statistical expert in criminology.

That trend is especially apparent since 2010, with a rate of police-related deaths in Nunavut more than 14 times higher than both Yukon and Ontario and more than three times higher than the Northwest Territories.

Police-related deaths in this story refer to deaths in police custody, detention or during or after interacting with police.

CBC collected data on police-related deaths from 1999 to 2020 from the coroner’s offices in the three territories and the Special Investigations Unit in Ontario. Data from Canada’s most populous province provides a comparison outside the North.

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