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An Alarming Lack of Transparency and Data on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the US
Christine Petrova's "Phenomenon of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Has Become an Epidemic in the US" is a terrifying piece about the lack of transparency and data collection surrounding assault and sexual assaults committed against Native American women in the US. The piece reveals a need for greater accountability and transparency in the reporting of crimes. "Native American women in the United States experience some of the highest rates of sexual assault in the Nation: four out of five are expected to encounter violence in their lifetimes; one in three are raped in their lifetime; and the murder rates of Native women exceed ten times the national average in some tribal and urban communities. US authorities gather missing person statistics for every demographic except for Native American women. Although there is no accurate real-time data detailing the rates of missing and murdered indigenous women, communities on and off reservations maintain that the number is very high."