Published: Sunday, 08 September 2019 00:28
- Women in the U.S. are 11x more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries**
- Female intimate partners are more likely to be murdered with a firearm than all other means combined***
- The presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%****
- In states that require a background check for every handgun sale, 38% fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners*****
** D. Hemenway and E.G. Richardson, “Homicide, Suicide, and Unintentional Firearm Fatality: Comparing the United States with Other High-Income Countries, 2003,” 70 Journal of Trauma 238-42 (2011), available at doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181dbaddf.
*** When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data: Females Murdered by Males in Single Victim/Single Offender Incidents. 2012. Violence Policy Center. Washington, DC. Retrieved January 17, 2013. http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2012.pdf.