Indigenous people make up a large portion of missing persons, DOJ says
Indigenous people continue to account for a disproportionate number of missing persons in Montana. That’s according to the latest report from the Montana Department of Justice.
According to the report, Indigenous people accounted for nearly a third of all 2021 missing person reports in Montana, despite only making up roughly 7% of the state’s total population.
There were 650 reports of missing Indigenous people last year, most under the age of 18.
About two-thirds of missing Indigenous people were located within a week’s time. As of June of this year, eight Indigenous people remained missing.