Originally Posted by MrChills
Why is that? It seems like finding any type of stats on native areas, whether it be reserves within the provinces, or even in larger centre in the north, they mostly non-existent.
They keep track of it, but it isn't published, because the resources required to do so are lacking in small communities.
First Nations Bands are required by federal law to give the government information on where all of their members are located on a monthly basis, but there is apparently not regulation for keeping track of crime. It's likely because while the criminal code is federal, policing is provincial, and reserves do not have any form of provincial government to give those regulations. It's for that same reason that so many reserves have poor quality education systems, health care and infrastructure. Those are things that provinces are responsible for, but First Nations are a form of local government directly under the Federal government. And there is a reason countries as large as ours have
provinces in the first place. It's to prevent this kind of disparity.