When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data (2010)

17 September 2010
In the USA, black females murdered by men are most often killed with a gun, almost always by someone they know according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report. ‘When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data’ details national and state-by-state information from the USA on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. Firearms - especially handguns - were the most common weapon used. “These findings alarmingly demonstrate how domestic violence can escalate to homicide. More resources need to be made available to protect women and prevent such tragedies" said Kristen Rand, VPC Legislative Director.
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Violence Policy Center (VPC)
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Violence Policy Center (VPC)
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