Report: Louisiana 4th In Rate Of Women Murdered By Men

WASHINGTON (AP) – A report finds that Louisiana ranks fourth in a disturbing category: the rate of women murdered by men.

         An annual study released Tuesday by The Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., analyzed FBI homicide statistics for 2013, the most recent available.

         Researchers found that murders involving one female victim and one male offender took place at a rate of 1.99 per 100,000 residents in the state.

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         South Carolina was first, with a rate of 2.32, following by Alaska, 2.29 and New Mexico, 2.00.

         Nationwide, 1,615 females were murdered by males in single-victim, single-offender incidents in 2013.


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