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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-13T20:45:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-13T20:45:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation (2016). When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data. Violence Policy Center, 26 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2016.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/174
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Nationwide, 1,613 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2014, at a rate of 1.08 per 100,000. The study found that nationwide, 93 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 63 percent were wives or other intimate acquaintances of their killers. Thirteen times as many females were murdered by a male they knew than were killed by male strangers. The study also found that black women are disproportionately impacted by fatal domestic violence. In 2014, black females were murdered by men at a rate of 2.19 per 100,000, more than twice the rate of 0.97 per 100,000 for white women murdered by men. Nationwide in 2014, out of the 1,613 female homicide victims, 1,116 were white, 424 were black, 44 were Asian or Pacific Islander, 14 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, and in 15 cases the race of the victim was not identified. Guns were the most common weapon used. When Men Murder Women is an annual study released by the VPC for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, since 1998. 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]. State by state, the study details the circumstances of all reported homicides of women by men in single-victim/single-offender incidents. The study also ranks the states based on their rate of females killed by males. This study has been 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 2014 Homicide Data en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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