According to the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana has the second-highest rate of women who were murdered by men in the country. In 2017, which is the latest year for which data is available from the FBI, 63 women killed in single victim, single offender homicide incidents, for a rate of 2.6 per 100,000. The national rate was 1.29 male on female murders per 100,000 in 2017. 10 percent of those victims were under the age of 18 in Louisiana, versus six percent nationally. The study shows 67 percent of the victims were shot, and over 90 percent of the women knew their killers. Most of the murderers were husbands, ex-husbands, or boyfriends. 56 percent of those murders were directly linked back to a domestic argument. Alaska is at number 1, at nearly 4 murders per 100,000.