A new study suggests the opposite.
Researchers found that men are more likely than women to be killed by strangers, and that men in the study are more than twice as likely as women to die by suicide.
“The more people you know, the more likely you are to die,” study researcher Robert T. Zimring, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, said in a statement.
The researchers looked at data from the National Vital Statistics System and other sources, including the American Community Survey.
The study focused on the last 15 years of data, starting with 2004.
It included nearly 9,000 people who were killed by other people in the United States.
The survey also included information on other kinds of violence, such as murder and manslaughter, sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
Women are more commonly the victims of these other types of violence than men, the researchers found.
The authors of the study say the results are consistent with the hypothesis that the gender of someone killed by someone else may be a better predictor of the likelihood that they will be killed themselves than the gender or race of the person.
But the study did not look at the cause of death.
They also noted that their study included data on only suicides, which means the researchers may have overestimated the true incidence of suicide in the U.S. The American Psychological Association does not endorse or encourage the use of any mental health or substance abuse treatment or medication by anyone.
This article was updated at 6:45 p.m.
ET on Aug. 19, 2018.