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Alabama Second in Nation for Rate of Women Killed by Men

Alabama Second in Nation for Rate of Women Killed by Men

by nil | September 27th, 2011

September 27, 2011

In a new analysis, the state of Alabama was ranked second in the nation in the rate of women killed by men. Nevada is ranked first.

The study—called “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2009 Homicide Data”—comes from the Violence Policy Center and lists Alabama as having a rate of 2.64 per 100,000.

Nancy Tra­v, president of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, told The Birmingham News, “Sadly, the [coalition] is not surprised that Alabama is in the top 10 be­cause we have been for sev­eral years. We have no posi­tion on gun control as an or­ganization, but of course we would like the violence to stop.”

The study revealed that 64 women were killed by males in Alabama in 2009 and breaks down these cases by demographics like age, race, weapons used, familiarity with killer, etc.

Birmingham Police Seargant James Jackson told The Birmingham News that domestic violence is the state’s “silent crisis.”

“Domestic violence is deemed as a personal mat­ter, and it’s not,” Jackson said. “But nobody wants to get involved. They’ll call the police if their neighbor’s noise is too loud, but when it comes to suspected do­mestic violence, they stay quiet.”

Also among the Top 10 states are Louisiana, Arizona, Ten­nessee, Georgia, South Car­olina, South Dakota, Hawaii and Missouri.

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