Missouri, Arkansas tied for seventh in domestic violence homicides

Being tied with Arkansas is almost never a good thing. So here’s the bad news: Missouri and Arkansas are tied for seventh-worst in the nation for number of women killed by a husband, boyfriend or other “intimate” partner, according to a recently published report by the Violence Policy Center.
Both states saw 52 women murdered by men in 2008 (the most recent year for which complete, nationwide statistics were available). In Missouri, 96 percent of the female victims knew the men who killed them. Sixty-eight percent of victims were killed by husbands, exes or boyfriends. Sixty-three percent were murdered with guns. Now, the good news — for KCMO, at least.

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