18 females were murdered by males in Nevada in 1998
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Nevada was 2.10 per 100,000 in 1998
Ranked 8th in the United States
One female homicide victim (6 percent) was less than 18 years old, and 3 victims (19 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 42 years old.
Out of 18 female murder victims, 1 was Asian, 5 were black, 11 were white, and 1 victim’s race was unknown.
Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 65 percent of female victims (11 out of 17) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 91 percent (10 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 2 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments and 2 females killed by a blunt object.
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, all of the female victims (17 out of 17) were murdered by someone they knew. None of the female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 47 percent (8 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the 8 female intimates murdered, 63 percent (5 victims) were killed with guns; 80 percent of these (4 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.
For the 12 homicides in which the circumstance could be identified, none were related to the commission of any other felony. Overall, 42 percent (5 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and offender.