When Men Murder Women

An Analysis of 2019 Homicide Data

LOUISIANA
52 females were murdered by males in Louisiana in 2019
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Louisiana was 2.18 per 100,000 in 2019

Ranked 5th in the United States

AGE
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (51 homicides), 4 victims (8 percent) were less than 18 years old, and 4 victims (8 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 39 years old.

RACE
Out of 52 female homicide victims, 26 were Black and 26 were white.

MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 66 percent of female victims (33 out of 50) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 52 percent (17 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 6 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments and 3 females killed by bodily force.

VICTIM/OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 91 percent of female victims (43 out of 47) were murdered by someone they knew. Four female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 56 percent (24 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 75 percent (18 victims) were killed with guns; 56 percent of these (10 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.

CIRCUMSTANCE
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 79 percent (38 out of 48) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 55 percent (21 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.


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