Report: S.C. Ranks No. 2 in Number of Women Killed by Men
The Violence Policy Center released the data before Domestic Violence Awareness month in October.
A new study from the Violence Policy Center shows that South Carolina ranks second in the country for the number of women killed by men.
The report states that the states with the highest male-to-female homicide rate are: Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii and Georgia.
Across the US, 1,800 females were killed by males in single-victim-single-offender incidents in 2010, according to a Violence Policy Center press release.
When weapons were used, firearms were most common choice by males.
- When a relationship could be identified, 94 percent of female victims were killed by someone they knew.
- Of those, 65 percent were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. Sixteen times as many females were killed by a male they knew than were killed by a stranger.
- In 88 percent of all incidents the homicides were not related to the commission of any other felony, such as rape or robbery.
Patch asks: Do you think male-on-female homicide is a problem in South Carolina?