When Men Murder Women: An
Analysis of 1998 Homicide Data
Females Murdered by Males
in Single Victim/Single Offender Incidents
Six females were murdered by males
in Wyoming in 1998
The homicide rate among females murdered
by males in Wyoming was 2.51 per 100,000 in 1998
Ranked 5th in the United
One female homicide victim (20 percent) was less
than 18 years old. There were no victims 65 years of age or older. The
average age was 36 years old.
All 6 female murder victims were white.
For homicides in which the weapon used could be
identified, 50 percent of female victims (3 out of 6) were shot and
killed with guns. Of these, 67 percent (2 victims) were killed with
handguns. There were 3 females killed by bodily force.
For homicides in which the victim to offender
relationship could be identified, all of the female victims (6 out of
6) were murdered by someone they knew. None of the female victims were
killed by strangers. Of the victims who knew their offenders, 33 percent
(2 victims) were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of
the offenders. Among the 2 female intimates murdered, both were killed
with guns. One victim was shot and killed with a handgun.
For homicides in which the circumstance could be identified, 67 percent (4 out of 6) were not related to the commission of any other
felony. Of these, 50 percent (2 homicides) involved arguments between the victim and offender.
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