New numbers from the Ministry of Justice show over the past decade about 50 people, in Saskatchewan, have been killed as a result of domestic violence.
The department’s interim report also shows of the 331 homicides between 2005 and 2014, 48 of them were connected to domestic incidents.
In addition there were nine domestic violence-related suicides between 2005 and 2014.
The majority of victims being women and the majority of perpetrators being men. One-third of victims were under 21-years-old, and about two-thirds of the victims were attacked in their own home.
Over half of victims of domestic homicide were Indigenous.
Justice Minister Gordon Wyant says, in a news release, that the report, “will provide important information for determining the province’s response to domestic violence.”
That is combined with a dedicated review panel currently doing an in-depth look of 6 domestic homicide cases, and will release its final report this fall.