SC worst in nation for violence against women - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

SC worst in nation for violence against women

Posted: Updated:
A report released Wednesday by the Violence Policy Center puts South Carolina at the top of the list for women murdered by men. A report released Wednesday by the Violence Policy Center puts South Carolina at the top of the list for women murdered by men.
COLUMBIA, SC -

South Carolina again ranks worst in the nation for violence against women.

A report released Wednesday by the Violence Policy Center puts South Carolina at the top of the list for women murdered by men. The state's rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 is more than twice the national average.

The rate represents 61 known deaths.

South Carolina has ranked in the report's top 10 every year for the last 15 years. The state ranked second last year. It's the third time the state has held the top spot.

The annual report coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

The study uses the latest data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for crimes involving one male killing one female.

  • Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

    Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:45:32 GMT
    Scott WendelbergerScott Wendelberger
    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred.
    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred.
  • Assault at Berkeley High leaves one teen hospitalized

    Assault at Berkeley High leaves one teen hospitalized

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:10:59 GMT
    Berkeley High School.Berkeley High School.
    Moncks Corner Police investigators are investigating an assault at Berkeley high school. charged with assault. Police need additional information about what happened. If you have any information, call crimestoppers at 554-1111.
    Moncks Corner Police investigators are investigating an assault at Berkeley high school. charged with assault. Police need additional information about what happened. If you have any information, call crimestoppers at 554-1111.
  • Scam Alert: Scammers posing as SCDCA

    Scam Alert: Scammers posing as SCDCA

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:06:55 GMT
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are "spoofing" SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate.
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are "spoofing" SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.