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October 10, 2008

Domestic violence hits Black women harder

According to a recently released study, the weapon most used by men to kill African American women was a gun.

The Violence Policy Center, a national non-profit organization that conducts research on violence in the United States stated in its annual report, "When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data," that 551 African American women were murdered by males that year.

Of those homicides where a murder weapon could be identified, 305 of the victims were fatally shot and most during the course of an argument.

The study stated there were 1,818 race-identified females murdered by males. And while white women accounted for the largest total of those killed–1,208–African American women were killed at a rate nearly three times higher. Continue reading


Trina said...

Thank u for sharing this - it helps to be reminded of what desperate situations go on that we must be mindful of. The ripple effect of battered women/mothers on their children brings tears to my eyes - we cannot stop praying and working on being there for each other!

Glennisha Morgan said...



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