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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 10:30 PM
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34. let's see now
According to a 1998 Violence Policy Center study, more than 12 times as many females were murdered by a male they knew (1,699 victims) than were killed by male strangers (138 victims)

Let's try a 2003 Statistics Canada report.

Men are more likely to be killed by a stranger than women. In 2002, 1 in 5 male victims were killed by a stranger, compared with 1 in 14 female victims.
Huh. That would be 13 times as many female persons murdered by male persons they know as female persons killed by male strangers.

I just bet that the VPC isn't lying about the 1998 US stats, somehow.

For good measure:

Including homicides committed by current or ex-boyfriends or girlfriends, 44% of all female victims and 8% of all male victims were killed by someone with whom they had a relationship at one point in time, either through marriage or dating.

I surely do wish that some big brave person would stand up and point at something in that VPC article that is false, or even that there is good reason to suspect might be false ...

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