Arkansas Ranks #6 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men

WASHINGTON - The Violence Policy Center today released "When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data."

According to the report, Arkansas ranks sixth in the nation in the rate of women killed by men, at a rate of 1.98 per 100,000.  Nevada ranks first in the category with a rate of 2.53 per 100,000, followed by Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi rounding out the top five, in that order.

The annual report details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender.  The VPC releases the study each year to coincide with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.