Through the RCMP's Family Violence Initiative (FVI), funding has been allocated and distributed in 2014-2015 in support of violence prevention/intervention initiatives in Aboriginal communities.Over 75% of this funding allocation has been distributed to communities where the RCMP is focusing its prevention initiatives.

Looking more deeply into the data, analysis has shown that female homicides most often occurred within a residence.

This was the case in 68% of homicides of Aboriginal women and 77% of homicides of non-Aboriginal women reported between 19.

Federal and provincial governmental departments and Aboriginal organizations have also been engaged to support the delivery of programming to the vulnerable communities.

RCMP Detachment Commanders, in consultation with local community leaders, are required to develop action plans for the implementation of prevention/intervention activities.

The RCMP has provided all policing partners with data relative to cases in non-RCMP jurisdictions to assist in their reviews. This Strategy is based on recognized practices in the investigation of missing persons cases.

The strategy has augmented investigative review standards and tools reinforcing the importance of increased supervision.Since the release of the 2014 Overview, there has been significant advancement of public understanding and awareness of the issue of violence against Aboriginal women.However, this update shows that Aboriginal women continue to be over-represented among Canada's murdered and missing women.provides updated statistics and analysis on new cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women that have occurred since then, and addresses the investigative, procedural and preventative strides that the RCMP has taken in meeting the "Next Steps" outlined in the 2014 Overview.Some of the key findings in this update include the following: Parallel to the findings of the 2014 Overview in which most homicide victims had a previous relationship with the offender, the 20 RCMP data reveals that the offender was known to the victim in 100% of the solved homicides of Aboriginal women in RCMP jurisdictions, and in 93% of cases of solved homicides of non-Aboriginal women.More specifically, female homicides often occurred in a home that was jointly shared by the victim and the offender.