Tennessee Among Top 10 States For Women Murdered By Men

Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 16, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A recent study shows Tennessee ranked sixth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men.

The study was done by the Violence Policy Center, a national educational organization working to stop gun death and injury.

According to the study, this is the sixth consecutive year that Tennessee has ranked in the top 10 states for women murdered by men.

This year's study applies to 2013, the most recent year for which data is available.

The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender, and uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplementary Homicide Report.

Nationwide, the study found 94 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew, and the most common weapon used was a gun.

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