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Femicide or feminicide
Official information for 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean shows a total of 2,559 women victims of femicide in 2017. When added data from other 4 countries of the region that only record femicides committed in the context of the intimate partner or former intimate partner, this figure raises up to 2,795 women killed by femicide in 2017.
Data for 2016 and 2017 show that El Salvador (10.2), Honduras (5.8), Belize (4.8), Trinidad and Tobago (3.0), Guatemala (2.6) and the Dominican Republic (2.2) are the countries with the highest prevalence of femicides in the region.
In South America, the highest prevalence is observed in Bolivia and Paraguay, with rates of 2.0 and 1.6 per 100,000 women.