Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina ranks 5th in the nation when it comes to women being killed by men.

According to the violence policy center, Alaska ranks number one, Nevada comes in at number two, Lousiana is three, and Tennesse is number four.

These rankings are based on 2015 numbers and calculates the rate of women murdered by men by dividing the total number of females murdered by males by the total female population and multiplying the result by 100,000.

Those stats are alarming, but there are resources out there to help.

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides help for victims and also provides prevention services and education. You can go to their website to find out what resources they offer in each part of the state by clicking here.