2018 Release of Study shows TN Ranked 5th:
Tennessee has the fifth highest rate of women murdered by men in the country with a rate of 1.91 per 100,000, according to a new study.
The Violence Policy Center released their study, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data, Tuesday. The VPC used data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Report to determine where each state would rank.
The study looks into homicides involving one female victim and one male suspect.
Across the United States, the study found that more than 1,800 women were murdered by men in 2016. 93 percent of those women were killed by a man they knew, and a gun was the most common weapon used.
This is the ninth year in a row that Tennessee has ranked in the top 10. The only states with higher rates are Alaska, Louisiana, Nevada and Arkansas, according to the study.
2017 Release of Study shows TN Ranked 4th:
A 2017 study showed Tennessee ranked fourth in the nation for women being murdered by men per capita.
The study by the Violence Policy Center says 71 Tennessee women were murdered by men in 2015, which amounts to 2.10 per 100,000 people. Four of the victims were under the age of 18 and 10 were over 65. The average age was 40 years old.
Out of the 71 female homicide victims, 44 were white and 27 were black.
Domestic Violence as a Whole in Tennessee:
According to new data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, about one in six murders in the state in 2017 stemmed from domestic violence.
According to the data, 527 murders were committed in the state in 2017.
Eighty-one of those happened in domestic related incidents. That number is down slightly from past years.
The state averaged just under 100 murders from domestic incidents per year over the past 10 years.
According to the Center for Disease Control, women are disproportionately affected by these crimes.
The CDC says 37 percent of women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime, and 31 percent of men will experience this type of violence.
In 2017, approximately 10 percent of all homicides were domestic-related according to police data.