When Men Murder Women (1997 Data): Wyoming

5 females were murdered by males in Wyoming in 1997

The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Wyoming was 2.09 per 100,000 in 1997

Ranked 9th highest in the United States

Two female homicide victims (40 percent) were less than 18 years old, and there were no victims 65 years of age or older

Race and Ethnicity
All 5 females murdered were white. Under ethnic classification, none of the women were categorized as being of Hispanic origin.

Most Common Weapons
Weapons were identified for all 5 cases. One of the 5 female homicide victims (20 percent) was shot and killed with a gun. This firearm was a handgun. There was 1 female killed with a knife or other cutting instrument, and 1 killed by bodily force. The remaining 2 cases involved other non-firearm weapons.

Victim/Offender Relationship
The relationship was identified for all 5 cases. All 5 victims were murdered by someone they knew. Three victims (60 percent) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offender. The 1 firearm/handgun homicide was a female intimate.

In cases in which the circumstance of the homicide could be identified (4 cases), one was not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these other cases, 2 involved an argument between the victim and offender.
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