What is a Major Cause of Death in Pregnant Women in the U.S.? Homicide.
Oct 29, 2014 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
In recent months, violence against women has commanded center stage in the media at home—Ray Rice—and abroad—Oscar Pistorius. Rice, of course used his fists. Pistorius had a handy home arsenal. While checking international homicide statistics, his possible reasons for having such weaponry available may become a little clearer: According to figures compiled by the United Nations, in 2012 there were approximately 14,827 homicides in the U.S.; the 2012 figure for South Africa was 16,259 homicide victims. A country (U.S.A.) with a population of 316 million people and a penchant for guns, had fewer homicides that a country (South Africa) with 53 million people. Astonishing.