Black Women in the U.S. Murdered Six Times More Often Than White Women

Written by on February 26, 2024

Black women in the U.S. were, on average, six times more likely to be murdered than their white peers for the years 1999 through 2020, according to an analysis of racial disparities in U.S. homicide rates by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. The study indicates that Black women are more likely than white women to be killed by guns.

The study is the first to analyze homicide trends spanning two decades among women aged 25 to 44—the ages at which women are most likely to . . .

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