According to a recent study, South Carolina ranks #2 when it comes to women who are murdered on the job.
April marks Workplace Violence Awareness Month, and Alarms.org released details about a study which shows the frightening statistic for the Palmetto State.
That study shows women are nearly three times more likely to be murdered on the job, compared to men.
Homicides account for 22% of all female workplace deaths between 2011 and 2017. For men, it only accounts for eight percent of deaths on the job.
The data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes reports on all workplace deaths.
For the study, Alarms.org looked at homicide rates in all states between the years of 2011 and 2017, and compared the numbers to the state’s female working population.
Arkansas came in at number one with a score of 37.85.
South Carolina was ranked number two with a score of 27.07 and Nevada rounded out the top three with a score of 18.11.
According to the website, South Carolina consistently had women murdered on the job every year, with the most happening in 2017.
They say the state also has a high ranking in the Violence Policy Center’s report.
It’s ranked the sixth highest state of women killed by men and consistently ranks in the top 10 in years past.
The report also shows South Carolina’s female homicide rates have been declining since 1998.
Florida, Wisconsin, Alabama and Maryland were included in the top ten. To see the full list, please click here.