• Study says Tennessee ranked #4 in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men

    By: Courtney Mickens

    Updated:

    A study showed Tennessee ranked #4 in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men.

    This study was done by the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An analysis of 2015 Homicide Data.

    This is the eighth year in a row that Tennessee has ranked in the top 10 states for women murdered by men.

    “Women killed by men are most often killed by someone they know and more than half were killed by an intimate partner,” said Legislative Director Kristen Rand.

    Listed are the top 5 highest rates of females murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2015:

    Rank   State                           Homicide Rate, Females Murdered by Males

    1          Alaska                         2.86 per 100,000

    2          Nevada                       2.29 per 100,000

    3          Louisiana                    2.22 per 100,000

    4          Tennessee                  2.10 per 100,000

    5          South Carolina           1.83 per 100,000

    The study urges state legislators to adopt laws that enhance enforcement of federal legislation and ensure that guns are surrendered by or removed from the presence of abusers.

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