The entity with the most femicides is the State of Mexico (106 cases); followed by Veracruz (67), Mexico City (55), Nuevo León (50) and Puebla (40). By municipalities, Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua) reports the highest number of femicides in the nine-month awards of 2010, with a total of 18; Tijuana (Baja California) follows with 17; Monterrey (Nuevo León) with 13; Culiacán (Sinaloa) with 12, and the Mayor of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) with 11.
Mexico City, October 25 (However) .– The violence against women was on the rise in the first nine months of 2020, despite the COVID-19. According to the most recent figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), 2,874 women were victims of murder and 704 femicides were registered.
The official figures published this Sunday reveal that the trend of femicides has grown since 2015, when 411 cases were reported. In 2016 they rose to 605, for 2017 the figures rose to 741 and in 2018 they rose to 892.
In 2019, a total of 938 femicides were registered and from January to September there are 704 cases involving 724 alleged victims.
The entity with the most femicides is the State of Mexico (106 cases); followed by Veracruz (67), Mexico City (55), Nuevo León (50) and Puebla (40).
By municipalities, Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua) reports the highest number of femicides in the nine-month awards of 2010, with a total of 18; Tijuana (Baja California) follows with 17; Monterrey (Nuevo León) with 13; Culiacán (Sinaloa) with 12, and the Mayor of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) with 11.
On June 26, Open Democracy He warned that there is another endemic that has gone unnoticed during COVID-19 in Mexico and Latin America: the pandemic of gender violence, now aggravated by the coronavirus.
New data from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows a dramatic increase in reports of gender-based violence in Latin America since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
In El Salvador, about 200 complaints of violence against women were reported by the Organization of Salvadoran Women for Peace (ORMUSA) between March 17 and May 22, which represents a 70 percent increase in complaints. compared to 2019.
In Mexico, the state of Chihuahua saw a 65 percent increase in femicides between March and April 2020. Calls to hotlines in the country increased by 60 percent in the weeks after the confinement measures and social distancing.
According to the Presidential Council for Equity for Women, in Colombia there was a 51 percent increase in cases of domestic violence against women during the first days of the national quarantine. The NoEsHoraDeCallar campaign identifies that 99 women have been victims of femicide this year, according to the newspaper El Tiempo. Since the quarantine began, calls to hotlines have increased by more than 90 percent.
For the month of April 2020, there was also a disproportionate increase of 65 percent in femicides in Venezuela, compared to April 2019.
Already in Honduras, since the pandemic, the number of reported cases of domestic and intrafamily violence increased by 4.1 percent per week.
According to another report by TimeIn Argentina, calls to domestic violence hotlines grew by 40 percent after the government instituted a mandatory quarantine. The country recorded 140 violent deaths of women between January 1 and May 30, according to the NGO Mumalá Nacional (Women of the Latin American Matria).
In Brazil, complaints of domestic violence registered through the federal government’s hotline increased almost 38 percent in April alone. Only in the 12 states analyzed by the Brazilian Public Security Forum, femicides increased by 22 percent in March and April.
MORE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO
The intentional homicides of women totaled 2,150 from January to September, according to figures from the Secretariat. Guanajuato was the entity with the most crimes, with 325, followed by Chihuahua (208), Estado de México (199), Baja California (191) and Michoacán (169).
As for women victims of intentional injuries, official figures reported a total of 43,108 in the first nine months of the year. The State of Mexico heads the list of entities with the most reports (10,362 cases), followed by Guanajuato (3,834), Michoacán (3,18), Jalisco (2,806) and Querétaro (2,161).
The cases of women victims of kidnapping totaled 167 from January to September 2020. The State of Mexico (37), Morelos (18), Veracruz (17), Zacatecas (12) and Chihuahua (9) topped the list in this crime.
The violation also registered a rebound. From January to September 12,241 women were victims of this crime. The State of Mexico also took the lead in this crime (1,377 cases), followed by Mexico City (1,119), Nuevo León (852), Chihuahua (835) and Baja California (654).
-With information from Open Democracy