Brazil is the fifth country with more murders of women

Every day, Thirteen women are murdered in the country.
09/11/2015 10h08 - Updated 9/11/2015 10h10
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Last Wednesday, the body of model Ana Carolina de Souza Vieira was found in the apartment where she lived in Sacomã, in the south of São Paulo. She had been strangled by ex-boyfriend. Every day, Thirteen women have the same fate of Ana Carolina: the fee of 4,8 murders of women for each 100 000 inhabitants puts Brazil in fifth place in the world ranking of this type of crime, behind only El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala and Russia.

Picture this scenario is in the Violence Map 2015: Murder of women in Brazil, prepared by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso) and released on Monday. It shows that in the last ten years the number of women murdered increased from 3.937 for 4.762, growth of 21%. One in three of these crimes were committed by current or former partners.

The way women deaths occur also reflects the weight of domestic violence: less than half of them are from firearms, e 27% place indoors. For men, 73% They are murdered with guns, only 10% in own home. The deaths of women by strangulation or use of sharp objects are two times more likely than men, or what, second specialists, indicates the so-called “hate crimes”.

The report also compares the murder rates in all Brazilian states 2006 a 2013. The choice of date was nonrandom: 2006 It was the year which entered into force the Law Maria da Penha, which aimed to reduce violence against women. When it comes to murders, the numbers are discouraging. In five states (Rondônia, Holy Spirit, Pernambuco, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), the rates decreased. in Roraima, reached quadruple. In Paraiba, tripled.


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