60 females were murdered by males in Wisconsin in 2020
The homicide rate among females murdered by males in Wisconsin was 2.05 per 100,000 in 2020
Ranked 8th in the United States
For homicides in which the age of the victim was reported (59 homicides), 6 victims (10 percent) were less than 18 years old, and 6 victims (10 percent) were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 39 years old.
Out of 60 female homicide victims, 34 were white, 25 were Black, and 1 was Asian or Pacific Islander.
MOST COMMON WEAPONS
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 66 percent of female victims (25 out of 38) were shot and killed with guns. Of these, 52 percent (13 victims) were killed with handguns. There were 5 females killed with knives or other cutting instruments, 1 female killed by a blunt object, and 3 females killed by bodily force.
For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 81 percent of female victims (38 out of 47) were murdered by someone they knew. Nine female victims were killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 53 percent (20 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Among the female intimates who were murdered, 60 percent (12 victims) were killed with guns; 58 percent of these (7 victims) were shot and killed with handguns.
For homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 98 percent (49 out of 50) were not related to the commission of any other felony. Of these, 41 percent (20 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and the offender.
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