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

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Known Killers

To put the numbers into context, nearly 15 times as many Black females were murdered by a male they knew (415 victims) than were killed by male strangers (28 victims) in single-victim/single-offender incidents.

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