9 females were murdered by males in South Dakota in 2020
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in South Dakota was 2.04 per 100,000 in 2020
Ranked 9th in the United States
The average age was 32 years old.
Out of 9 female homicide victims, 5 were American Indian or Alaskan Native, 2 were white, and 2 were Black.
MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 40 percent of female victims (2 out of 5) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 50 percent (1 victim) were killed with handguns. There were 2 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments and 1 female killed by bodily force.
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 89 percent of female victims (8 out of 9) were murdered by someone they knew. One female victim was killed by a stranger. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 50 percent (4 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 50 percent (2 victims) were killed with guns; 50 percent of these (1 victim) were shot and killed with handguns.
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 83 percent (5 out of 6) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 60 percent (3 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.
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