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

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  • When Men Murder Women
  • 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

Disproportionate Rates

The VPC study found that Black women were killed at a rate more than two and a half times higher than white women in 2011.

(Photo: Brian Kaufman/Detroit Free Press/AP Photo)

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