NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada has dropped from number one to number 16 in the 2011 rankings of how often women are killed by men.
For the first time in three years, Nevada is not ranked number one when it comes to women who are murdered by men. The Violence Policy Center released the national rankings for 2011, today, September 25, 2013.
1,707 women were murdered by men nationwide in 2011, 20 of those victims were killed in Nevada. It's a chilling fact, but it's also and improvement from previous years.
From 2006 to 2010, Nevada ranked first every year except 2007, when the silver state was number five. Now, for the first time in three years, Nevada has dropped to number 16. While the most recent numbers represent a decline, Nevada's average 1.48 per 100,000 women, still sits above the national average of 1.17, per 100,000 women.
For more information about the 2011 national rankings visit: http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2013.pdf