Alaska ranks first in rate of women murdered by men
For the fifth year in a row, Alaska has been ranked in the top five in the nation of women murdered by men-- and this year, Alaska is first.
According to a study conducted by the Violence Policy Center, the homicide rate for females being murdered by men in Alaska is 2.86 per 100,000.
The study used data from 2015, the most recent year for which complete information is available, and covers only homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender.
Nationwide, the study found that 93 percent of women killed by men knew their assailant.
“Women killed by men are most often killed by someone they know and more than half were killed by an intimate partner,” says Legislative Director Kristen Rand. “Much more must be done to identify and implement strategies to prevent these tragedies. More resources are needed at the federal, state, and local levels to help keep women safe.”
Nevada ranked second, while Louisiana rounded out the top three. Also included in the top 10 were Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky and Texas, with New Mexico and Missouri tying up the tenth spot.