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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.


Official information from 15 countries in Latin American and 3 countries in the Caribbean shows that 4,555 women have been victims of feminicide or femicide in 2019. If to add data from five countries in the region that only report feminicides committed by the victim's partner or ex-partner (Barbados, Chile, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Suriname), it can be stated that the total number of feminicides has been of 4,640 for the year 2019.

In Latin American countries, the highest rates of feminicide per 100,000 women are observed in the case of Honduras (6.2), El Salvador (3.3), the Dominican Republic (2.7) and the Plurinational State of Bolivia (2.1).

In the Caribbean, six countries recorded a total of 26 women victims of gender-based violence in 2019, which has marked a downturn from the 36 cases reported in 2018.

The year-to-year variation in the number of feminicides was 1.3% between 2018 and 2019 for 18 countries in Latin America and 6 countries in the Caribbean.