By the Numbers: Black Women Killed at Alarming Rate by Partners

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Weapon of Mass Destruction

The number of Black females shot and killed by their husband or intimate acquaintance (106 victims) was nearly four times as high as the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined (28 victims) in single-victim/single-offender incidents.

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