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Femicide or feminicide

Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain (19 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 for 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean shows that at least 3,287 women have been victims of femicide or femicide in 2018. If to these are added data from ten countries in the region that only record femicides committed by the victim's partner or ex-partner, it can be stated that the number of femicides for the year 2018 has been of at least 3,529 women.

The Latin American countries with the highest rate of femicide per 100,000 women are:  El Salvador (6.8), Honduras (5.1), Bolivia (2.3), Guatemala (2.0) and the Dominican Republic (1.9).

In the Caribbean, Saint Lucia had a rate of 4.4 femicides per 100,000 women in 2017, while in Trinidad and Tobago the rate was 3.4 in 2018.