Study Ranks the Most Dangerous States for Men Killing Women:

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  1. angelwngs

    angelwngs New Member

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    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/13330584/detail.html

    Alaska ranks first with nine homicides and a 2.83 percent homicide rate, followed by New Mexico and Wyoming, which were tied for second. Louisiana came in third followed by Nevada and then South Carolina. Georgia is tied with Oklahoma for seventh place in the nation in the rate of women killed by men.


    The Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based gun control group, made the rankings -- which were released yesterday -- based on 2004 statistics submitted to the FBI.

    (More at link.)

    It might be time to think about relocating....:cool:
     
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  3. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Interesting article. Equally interesting is Alaska ranking first. I'd like to find out exactly why.
     
  4. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    The numbers seem off in this study to me.

    According to this web site http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004986.html

    Alaska had a population of 648,818 in 2003, the year the study used. If Alaska also had 9 male-against-female homicides that year as the study states, that would be a rate of .72 per 100,000, not 2.83. The numbers seem off by as much for New Mexico, too. And I didn't go past that.
     
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    White Rain Active Member

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    GA #7...from what I recall from local channels....
     
  6. calus_3

    calus_3 Former Member

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    I once joked with my wife (after the OJ trial) that if I was ever going to kill her, I would take her to LA to do it. However, we would get there from Georgia through a layover in Chicago so that we don't go anywhere near Texas airspace, lest they extradict me and have me hanged by sundown! :D

    Sad commentary on America that men don't treat their wives as they should.

    Cal
     
  7. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    I thought I read yesterday that GA was 9th.

    Is Alaska first just because they have so few people? That hardly seems fair.

    I think this is what Mark Twain had in mind...lies, damned lies, and statistics.
     
  8. angelwngs

    angelwngs New Member

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    This thread is based on the most rescent 2007 report just released, however publications of the entire report is not yet published on the website yet. Below is the link to the 2002 report which defines the % based on a per 100,000 persons stat.

    http://www.ncdsv.org/images/ViolencePolicyCenterReleasesAnnualReport.pdf

    Ranked behind Alaska are:

    Louisiana (2.91 per 100,000), New Mexico (2.66 per 100,000), Nevada (2.54 per
    100,000), Wyoming (2.42 per 100,000), South Carolina (2.32 per 100,000), Tennessee
    (2.26 per 100,000), Delaware (2.17 per 100,000), North Carolina (2.08 per 100,000), and
    Alabama (1.82 per 100,000). Nationally, the rate was 1.37 per 100,000.
    Louisiana (2.91 per 100,000), New Mexico (2.66 per 100,000), Nevada (2.54 per
    100,000), Wyoming (2.42 per 100,000), South Carolina (2.32 per 100,000), Tennessee
    (2.26 per 100,000), Delaware (2.17 per 100,000), North Carolina (2.08 per 100,000), and
    Alabama (1.82 per 100,000). Nationally, the rate was 1.37 per 100,000.



    This 2002 report seemes to clear up some of the questions some of you had on how the report was compiled.
     
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    eve New Member

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    Is this why Alaska has such a high ratio of men to women?:eek: JK, but I am curious as to why also.

    Eve
     
  10. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    LOL!

    Look at it this way, if you're a woman in a room with 10 men and 2 women, and you're going to be murdered by one of the people, the murderer is much, much more likely to be a man than a woman -- even if men weren't more likely to be murderers in the first place. But how does Louisiana explain itself for being #2?

    (I can't operate a PDF viewer on my computer so I can't see the actual report.) I suppose it must be based on the number of women in each state and not based on the entire population which would explain why the rates don't match up with each state's population figures.

    Here's an F.B.I. site with U.S. murderers and victims broken down into various categories. http://http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_04/offenses_reported/violent_crime/murder.html

    and
    So whether you're a man or a woman, you're much more likely to be killed by a man.

    Still, it's safer being a woman (murderwise, that is):
    The most surprising thing for me on this report was the chart that showed more children were murdered by their mothers than their fathers (and a footnote says that the "father" category includes stepfathers. ) I am amazed.
     
  11. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    Is this state coincidentally the one where women drive men the most insane? :D
     
  12. Ang50

    Ang50 New Member

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    I think the high Alaska statistic is likely b/c of the men/women ratio. Sure doesn't seem to be a way to get women to move there, though..
     

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