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Femicide or feminicide

Latin America, the Caribbean (21 countries): Femicide or feminicide, most recent data available (In absolute numbers and rates per 100.000 women)
Corresponds to the quantification of homicides of women killed by gender violence. Expressed in absolute number and rate per 100,000 women. According to national laws, it is called femicide, feminicide, or aggravated homicide due to gender.


In Latin America, the highest rates of femicide or feminicide per 100,000 women in 2020 are observed in the case of Honduras (4.7 per 100,000 women), the Dominican Republic (2.4) and El Salvador (2.1). 10   countries reported a decrease in feminicide rates compared to 2019 (the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay,  Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay). Argentina, and    Mexico     maintained the same feminicide rates as in 2019, while three countries (Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Panama) registered an increase compared to the previous year.

In the Caribbean,   Trinidad and Tobago registered an increase   in  rate per 100,000 women from 2019 to 2020 (from 2.9 to 3.1). Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands did not record any case of gender-based killing of women in 2020.