SC ranked #1 for most women murdered by men

WASHINGTON, DC (WOLO) — South Carolina ranked first in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men. A study released in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October shows South Carolina has a rate of women murdered by men of 2.32 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. For 18 consecutive years, South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men. This year‘s study applies to 2013, the most recent year for which data 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. The study also found that nationwide, 94 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew, and the most common weapon used was a gun. Below is the complete list of the 10 states with the highest rate of females murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2013: Rank State Homicide Rate, Females Murdered by Males 1 South Carolina 2.32 per 100,000 2 Alaska 2.29 per 100,000 3 New Mexico 2.00 per 100,000 4 Louisiana 1.99 per 100,000 5 Nevada 1.95 per 100,000 6 (tie) Tennessee 1.65 per 100,000 6 (tie) Oklahoma 1.65 per 100,000 8 Vermont 1.58 per 100,000 9 Maine 1.47 per 100,000 10 Michigan 1.45 per 100,000

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