Female Homicide Victimization by Males

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The presence of a firearm can turn domestic violence into domestic homicide. When men murder women, the most common weapon used is a gun. More than 90 percent of women murdered by men are killed by someone they know.

To reduce lethal violence against women, it is essential to keep guns away from domestic abusers.

When Men Murder Women is an annual study released by the VPC for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. State by state, the study details the circumstances of all reported homicides of women by men in single-victim/single-offender incidents. The study also ranks the states based on their rate of females killed by males. This research is used by state and local advocates to educate the public and policymakers on the realities of domestic violence and promote effective solutions to protect women and children from abusers.

Publications
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data (September 2016)
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Previous Editions of When Men Murder Women
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data (September 2015)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data (September 2014)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data (September 2013)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data (September 2012)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2009 Homicide Data (September 2011)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data (September 2010)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2007 Homicide Data (September 2009)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data (September 2008)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data (September 2007)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data (September 2006)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2003 Homicide Data (September 2005)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data (September 2004)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2001 Homicide Data (September 2003)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2000 Homicide Data (October 2002)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1999 Homicide Data (October 2001)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1998 Homicide Data (October 2000)
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 1997 Homicide Data (October 1999)
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When Men Kill Women: An Analysis of Homicide Data (September 1998)
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