A study from the Violence Policy Center reports that nine out of 10 black women murdered by men are killed by someone they know, most often with a gun.
According to the study, a black woman is far more likely to be killed by her spouse, an intimate acquaintance, or a family member than by a stranger. Of the black women victims who knew their offenders, 56 percent were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the offenders. Ninety-two percent of the homicides of black females were intra-racial. The study also reports that in 2013, black females were murdered at a rate two and a half times higher than white females: 2.36 per 100,000 versus 0.95 per 100,000.
Read the entire report here.