Editorial: Women murdered by men

Editorial: Women murdered by men

I received an email recently that is very disturbing.

Louisiana ranks fourth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men.

This is the fifth year in a row that Louisiana has ranked in the top ten.

According to the Violence Policy Center study, 94 percent of women killed by men were murdered by someone they knew, and the most common weapon used was a gun.

62 percent were wives, common-law wives, ex-wives or girlfriends of the offender.

It's top ten lists like this one that can bring a real focus on the problem, especially in our state where only New Mexico, Alaska and South Carolina have higher rates of women murdered by men.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

I'm James Smith.

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