Increased risk of intimate partner homicide among California women who purchase handguns

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Increased risk of intimate partner homicide among California women who purchase handguns

Category: Domestic Violence, Firearm Availability, Homicide, Women|Journal: Annals of Emergency Medicine (full text)|Author: C Drake, G Wintemute, M Wright|Year: 2003

There are approximately 1 million instances of intimate partner violence each year in the United States, 85% of which are directed against women. In 1999, 32% of all homicides among women were committed by their intimate partners; more women are killed by their intimate partners using firearms than by strangers using firearms, knives, or any other weapons.

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