For the 76 homicides in which the victim-offender relationship was determined, 95 percent knew their killers. That compares with a national rate of 92 percent. In 64 percent of the cases, the victims were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers, the Violence Policy Center says.
Only a handful of the killings involved another crime, such as rape or robbery, and murders by men who didn't know their victims were rare.
The national rate of men killing women is 1.26 per 100,000 women. Georgia's rate was 1.66, far below number one ranked Nevada, where the rate was 2.96.
Nevada had 38 such murders but ranked higher than Georgia because of its smaller population.
Texas had the most murders -- 209 -- but with its larger population tallied a rate 1.72 per 100,000, landing in sixth place.
Vermont ranked second, with Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee rounding out the top five.
Arkansas and Missouri tied for seventh, South Carolina rated ninth.