An Analysis of 2020 Homicide Data
12 females were murdered by males in Alaska in 2020
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Alaska was 3.43 per 100,000 in 2020
Ranked 1st in the United States
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (12 homicides), 1 victim (8 percent) was less than 18 years old and 1 victim (8 percent) was 65 years of age or older. The average age was 34 years old.
Out of 12 female homicide victims, 8 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, 3 were white, and 1 was Black.
MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 25 percent of female victims (3 out of 12) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 67 percent (2 victims) were killed with a handgun. There were 2 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 3 females killed by a blunt object, and 1 female killed by bodily force.
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 92 percent of female victims (11 out of 12) were murdered by someone they knew. One victim was killed by a stranger. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 55 percent (6 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders.
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 67 percent (8 out of 12) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 25 percent (2 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.
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