Nevada Drops From Top of List in Women Killed By Men

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Nevada has dropped from the dreaded top spot in rankings of how often women are killed by men.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada has dropped from the dreaded top spot in rankings of how often women are killed by men.

A Violence Policy Center list released Wednesday shows Nevada has the 16th highest rate in the country. That comes after the state spent the previous three years in the No. 1 spot.

The rank is based on data from 2011, when 20 women were killed by men in Nevada in single-victim, single-offender homicides. That's a rate of 1.48 deaths per 100,000 females, and is still above the national average.

The three states with the highest ranking in the latest report were South Carolina, Alaska and Oklahoma.

Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center says elected officials are working hard to curb domestic violence, but the amount of crime remains unacceptably high.


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