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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data

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dc.identifier.citation (2017). When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data. Violence Policy Center, 27 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Nationwide, 1,686 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2015, at a rate of 1.12 per 100,000. Of the 1,686 female homicide victims, 1,110 were white, 476 were black, 48 were Asian or Pacific Islander, 28 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, and in 24 cases the race of the victim was not identified. Ninety-three percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew and that the most common weapon used was a gun. The study uses 2015 data, the most recent year for which information is available. The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report [which excludes ex-girlfriends, all data from Florida and Alabama, and some data from Illinois]. The Violence Policy Center has published When Men Murder Women annually for 20 years. During that period, nationwide the rate of women murdered by men in single victim/single offender incidents has dropped 29 percent — from 1.57 per 100,000 in 1996 to 1.12 per 100,000 in 2015. This is the first analysis of the 2015 data on female homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the states with the 10 highest female victim/male offender homicide rates, and the first to rank the states by these rates. For the ten states with the highest rates of females murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2015, the study offers a detailed summary including: the number of victims by age group and race; the most common weapons used; the victim to offender relationships; and the circumstances of the homicides. See also previous years which also have editions translated into Spanish. (Violence Policy Center Press Release) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Violence Policy Center en_US
dc.subject Manslaughter en_US
dc.subject Femicide en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Gender-based Violence en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Victim to Offender Relationship en_US
dc.subject Gun Violence en_US
dc.subject Firearm Violence en_US
dc.subject Shooting en_US
dc.subject Women of Color en_US
dc.subject Legislation en_US
dc.subject Laws en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.title When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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