When Men Murder Women

An Analysis of 2019 Homicide Data

ALASKA
18 females were murdered by males in Alaska in 2019
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Alaska was 5.14 per 100,000 in 2019

Ranked 1st in the United States

AGE
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (18 homicides), 2 victims (11 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 41 years old.

RACE
Out of 18 female homicide victims, 11 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, 6 were white, and 1 was Asian or Pacific Islander.

MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 44 percent of female victims (8 out of 18) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 13 percent (1 victim) were killed with a handgun. There were 2 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 1 female killed by a blunt object, and 4 females killed by bodily force.

VICTIM/OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 83 percent of female victims (15 out of 18) were murdered by someone they knew. Three victims were killed by a stranger. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 53 percent (8 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 50 percent (4 victims) were killed with a gun.

CIRCUMSTANCE
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 81 percent (13 out of 16) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 46 percent (6 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.


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