Report: Nevada ranks 5th for women murdered by men

LAS VEGAS - An annual report shows that Nevada still ranks in the top 10 when it comes to women murdered by men.

The Violence Policy Center released its findings for 2013, the most recent year for which data is available. It shows that Nevada is in fifth place nationwide.

The study, which used data from the FBI, found that 94 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew and the most common weapon used was a gun.

In Nevada, nearly two out of every 100,000 women is murdered by a man.

Louisiana, New Mexico, Alaska and South Carolina had more murders than Nevada. South Carolina topped the list with 2.3 murders for every 100,000 women.


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