Louisiana, with a rate of 2.53 per 100,000, ranked first in the U.S. in the rate of women killed by men, says a new Violence Policy Center report. The annual report details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. It is based on the most recent data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report, and is released each year to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
Ranked behind Louisiana were: Alaska, with a rate of 2.44 per 100,000; Wyoming, 2.33 per 100,000; Arkansas, 2.29 per 100,000; Nevada, 2.23 per 100,000; Alabama, 2.22 per 100,000; New Mexico, 2.21 per 100,000; South Carolina, 2.04 per 100,000; Oklahoma, 2.03 per 100,000; and, Arizona, 1.92 per 100,000. Nationally, the rate of women killed by men in single victim/single offender instances was 1.30 per 100,000.