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

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  • Startling Statistics
  • Disproportionate Rates
  • Known Killers
  • Known Killers
  • Die By the Gun
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction
  • Fighting Words
  • Marissa Alexander
  • Killed By Her Father
  • Are Guns the Solution or Problem?
  • Gun Violence
  • Next Steps
  • An Overshadowed Crisis
  • When Men Murder Women

Killing Our Own

Ninety-four percent of Black females killed in a single-victim/single-offender incident knew their killer, and 93 percent (459 of 492) were killed by another Black person.

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