Evidence for optimism: Policies to limit batterers' access to guns

April M. Zeoli, Shannon Frattaroli

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In 2010, at least 1,082 women and 267 men were killed by their intimate partners. Fifty-four percent of these victims were killed with guns (United States Department of Justice 2012). For at least the past twenty-five years, more intimate partner homicides (IPHs) have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined (Fox and Zawitz 2009). Furthermore, women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than by any other offender group (Fox and Zawitz 2009; Moracco, Runyan, and Butts 1998). The evidence is clear: when a woman is killed, it is most likely to be at the hands of an intimate partner with a gun.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReducing Gun Violence in America
Subtitle of host publicationInforming Policy with Evidence and Analysis
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781421411118
ISBN (Print)1421411105, 9781421411101
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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