An Analysis of 2020 Homicide Data
Spotlight on Alaska
Alaska is experiencing a prolonged epidemic of deadly violence against women.
In 2020, 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 seventh year in a row. Alaska has ranked either first or second in the nation in the rate of women killed by men for 10 years in a row.
Alaska’s rate of women killed by men of 3.43 per 100,000 women in 2020 was two and a half times the 2020 U.S. overall rate of 1.34 per 100,000 women.
American Indian/Alaska Native women are disproportionally impacted by deadly violence against women in Alaska. In 2020 the rate of American Indian/Alaska Native women killed by men in Alaska was 12.63 per 100,000 women, which is more than three and a half times the rate for all women in Alaska and 10 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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