Black Women : Black women 'know' their killers

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  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Oct 25, 2005
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    Where the relationship could be determined, more than 90 percent of black females killed by males in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers (474 of 513). More than 12 times as many black females were murdered by a male they knew (474 victims) than were killed by male strangers (39 victims) in single victim/single offender incidents in 2004. Of black victims who knew their offenders, 56 percent (266 out of 474) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Ninety-four percent (524 out of 560) of the homicides of black women where the race of the male offender was known were intraracial.

     The number of black females shot and killed by their husband or intimate acquaintance (130 victims) was more than three times as high as the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined (39 victims) in single victim/single offender incidents in 2004.

     The overwhelming majority of homicides among black females by male offenders in single victim/single offender incidents in 2004 were not related to any other felony crime. Most often, black females were killed by males in the course of an argument-usually with a firearm. In 2004, for the 437 homicides in which the circumstances could be identified, 89 percent (388 out of 437) were not related to the commission of any other felony.