The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women have published the "Missing and Murdered Native Hawaiian Women and Girls Task Force Report." This is the first of a two-part report on violence against Native Hawaiian women and girls.
Key findings include:
- Native Hawaiian women and girls experience violence at rates disproportionate to their population size.
- More than a quarter of missing girls in Hawaii are Native Hawaiian.
- The average profile of a missing child in Hawaii is a Native Hawaiian 15-year-old female.
- Hawaii has the eighth highest rate of missing persons in the United States.