Study: Tennessee 9th in nation for women murdered by men
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A study released by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) ranks Tennessee 9th in the nation when it comes to the rate of women murdered by men.
Using data from the FBI's latest Supplementary Homicide Report, Tennessee had a rate of 1.58 homicides per 100,000. VPC says it is the seventh year in a row the state has ranked in the top ten.
The study states 53 women were murdered by males in Tennessee in 2014, three of the victims under the age of 18 and four of the victims were over 65. The average age of women killed was 40-years-old.
69% of the women were killed with guns and 96% were murdered by someone known to them. 64% were in a relationship or had been in a relationship with their killer.
Alaska led the nation with 3.15 per 100,000, followed by Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New Mexico, South Dakota, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas rounding out the top ten.
The Violence Policy Center is a national tax-exempt educational organization.
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