When Men Murder Women (1999 Data): Alaska

9 females were murdered by males in Alaska in 1999 

The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Alaska was 3.06 per 100,000 in 1999 

Ranked 2nd in the United States

None of the female homicide victims were less than 18 years old or were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 36 years old. 

Out of 9 female murder victims, 5 were American Indian, 1 was black, and 3 were white.

Most Common Weapons
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 44 percent of female victims (4 out of 9) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 25 percent (1 victim) were killed with handguns. There were 3 females killed with a knife or other cutting instrument and 2 females killed by bodily force. 

Victim/Offender Relationship
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, all of the female victims (8 out of 8) were murdered by someone they knew. No female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 63 percent (5 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the 5 female intimates murdered, 60 percent (3 victims) were killed with guns; 33 percent of these (1 victim) were shot and killed with handguns. 

For homicides in which the circumstance could be identified, 86 percent (6 out of 7) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 33 percent (2 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and offender. 


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