An Analysis of 2019 Homicide Data
Spotlight on Alaska
Alaska is experiencing a prolonged epidemic of deadly violence against women.
In 2019, Alaska had the highest homicide rate in the United States for female victims killed by male offenders in single victim/single offender incidents for the sixth year in a row. Alaska has ranked either first or second in the nation in the rate of women killed by men for nine years in a row.
Alaska’s rate of women killed by men of 5.14 in 2019 is nearly double the rate for second highest ranked state in 2019 (New Mexico with a rate of 2.64) and more than four times the 2019 U.S. overall rate of 1.18.
American Indian/Alaska Native women are disproportionally impacted by deadly violence against women in Alaska. In 2019 the rate of American Indian/Alaska Native women killed by men in Alaska was 17.36, which is more than three times the rate for all women in Alaska and nearly seven times the rate for white women in Alaska.
The epidemic of deadly violence against women in Alaska, particularly against American Indian/Alaska Native women, should be a top priority for lawmakers in the state.
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