Black Women Most Often Killed By Familiar Black Man With a Gun

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A new report by an organization called the Violence Policy Center has released information pertaining to the murder of Black women in America. According to the report, which was released for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Black women are most often killed by someone they know and the person usually uses a gun. According to the report, most often, when the Black women are killed, it is usually because of an argument.

The report, “When Men Murder Women”, an annual report released by the Violence Policy Center, uses the most up to date information drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report.

Josh Sugarmann, Executive director of the Violence Policy Center shared the following information on the Huffington Post:

  • In 2010, 499 black females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender homicides.
  • Where the relationship could be determined, 94 percent of black females killed by males in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers (414 out of 442). Nearly 15 times as many black females were murdered by a male they knew (414 victims) than were killed by male strangers (28 victims) in single victim/single offender incidents in 2010. Of black victims who knew their offenders, 64 percent (267 out of 414) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives or girlfriends of the offenders. Like the vast majority of all homicides — black or white, male or female — 93 percent (463 out of 499) of the homicides of black females were intra-racial (meaning that both the victim and offender were of the same race).
  • As with female homicide victims in general, firearms — especially handguns — were the most common weapons used by males to murder black females in 2010. In the 451 homicides for which the murder weapon could be identified, 53 percent of black female victims (237 victims) were shot and killed with guns. Three times out of four the gun used was a handgun (179 of 237 victims or 76 percent). The number of black females shot and killed by their husband or intimate acquaintance (136 victims) was nearly five times as high as the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined (28 victims) in single victim/single offender incidents in 2010.
  • The overwhelming majority of homicides of black females by male offenders in single victim/single offender incidents in 2010 were not related to any other felony crime. Most often, black females were killed by males in the course of an argument — most commonly with a firearm. In 2010, for the 403 homicides in which the circumstances between the black female victim and male offender could be identified, 89 percent (358 out of 403) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Nearly two thirds of non-felony related homicides (218 out of 358) involved arguments between the black female victim and male offender. Forty-nine percent (107 victims) were shot and killed with guns during those arguments.
  • In 2010, for single female victim/single male offender homicides where the age of the victim was reported (474 homicides), 10 percent of black female victims were less than 18 years old (48 victims) and four percent were 65 years of age or older (17 victims). The average age of black female homicide victims was 35 years old.
  • And while black females have the highest rate of death at the hands of male offenders — two and a half times higher than white females (2.59 per 100,000 versus 1.06 per 100,000) and two times higher than all women combined (2.59 per 100,000 versus 1.22 per 100,000) — the circumstances, relationships and weapons remain mind-numbingly constant for virtually all females of any race killed by males: someone they know, usually an intimate partner, during an argument or other non-felony event, and most commonly with a gun.

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7 Responses to Black Women Most Often Killed By Familiar Black Man With a Gun

  1. Elizabeth

    IT IS TIME FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES. SOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN ARE IN JAIL, ON DRUGS, DEAD BEAT DADS OR ABUSERS. WHY ARE WOMEN CHOOSING THIS TYPE OF MALE AS A MATE OR AS A FATHER FOR THEIR CHILDREN? STAY IN SCHOOL, AND WAIT TO HAVE CHILDREN UNTIL YOU FIND A MATE. IF YOU ARE A SINGLE MOM CAN YOU AFFORD A CHILD OR WILL YOU NEED HELP? THINK! START BY VOTING IN ALL ELECTIONS…VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN.

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  2. Ish Muhammad

    These Sisters need a Body Guard or The Lord Voting can’t Help because these people are Elected to keep things the way they are not to Change things Kennedy tried to change things you know the rest so seek refuge in Allah & get Married not all this BabymammaDrama we set ourselves back a Hundred years!

  3. truthbeliever

    ? Ish Muhammed? What is this jumbled mess you are trying to write. There’s not one comma or any other sort of punctuation mark. You non-sentences don’t comvey a single rational thought. In short, nobody can understand what the he!! you’re trying to say. Get an English tutor. Better yet, go back to junior high.

  4. viola

    Does the picture of this woman look like Angela Bassett to anyone else?

  5. Aleta60

    It is known that just as many white women get killed by their counterparts as well. Do you only read reports about Black women?

  6. Ms.B

    Ish Muhammed, is trying to say that the sisters need some one to protect them from these abusive men, they can’t do it their self and the system isn’t going to do it for them. Kennedy tried back in the day and we see what happened with that, the system say nothing can be done until you have make an complaint 3 or more times and then they give you a piece of paper tell the man to stay away, it makes him angrier, but no one is there to help when he return, and to sum it all up….women, look for your help from the Lord God, who can keep you though the worse of situations…as for as many white women is concerned, the articular above states that black women are an 2 1/2 times higher then white women killed in that manner, not that their are more black women being killed then white women. So ladies be careful, pray and ask God to choose your mate for you lean to Gods understanding/live by His Word, and Jesus shall protect you…be safe women…all women

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