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The loss that leaves its mark: what violence women suffer the most in Mexico

U.S.A.The loss that leaves its mark: what violence women...

Violence against women can be of many types, ranging from sexual abuse, malicious injury to homicide. (Photo: EFE / Saschenka Gutierrez)

NS intentional injury They are the type of violence that women in the 32 states of the Mexican Republic report suffer the most. Security and Civil Defense Secretariat.

Feather federal criminal code This form of violence has been defined as “under the name of injury, it is understood to mean not only wound, abrasion, injury, fracture, dislocation, burn, but also any change in health and any other damage which may be caused to the human body.” leaves a physical mark, if those effects are produced by an external cause”.

The state with the highest rate of violence due to intentional injuries is Queretaro, with 105.8 victims for every 100,000 women, From January to June, the state attorney general’s office reported 1,244 investigation files, most of the victims being over the age of 18.

in the subject National average The percentage of malicious injuries per 100,000 women is 50.2% and the national trend of this type of crime has increased by a total of 6,716 in June. 33 thousand 40 folders have been reported in a year.

In Sinaloa, women's activists protested against the killing of women because it is the state with the highest rate of this type of violence.  E (Photo: FE / Juan Carlos Cruz)
In Sinaloa, women’s activists protested against the killing of women because it is the state with the highest rate of this type of violence. E (Photo: FE / Juan Carlos Cruz)

The first three places in terms of this type of violence against women are: state of mexico With 9 thousand research folders, then Guanajuato 3 thousand 21 and . with Michoacan With 2 thousand 71.

The report defines violence against women as: “Any violent act that results in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, as well as the threat, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty by such acts, whether they are In public life as well as in private.”

So the statistics for this type of call includes all types of violence against women (sexual, psychological, moral, economic, physical, among others).

With regard to incidents of crime against women, they have been reported from January to September this year, 80,933 criminal acts involving female victims,

Of these, the violence that affects women the most is Malicious injuries with 58.12% the occurrence of the offence, after guilty injuries With 15.73%, it should be noted that a malafide injury is infringed with full intent to infringe, whereas a negligent injury is caused by accidental circumstances and without any intention to cause harm.

Feminist groups have fought to make violence against women visible and bring justice to the victims.  (Photo: Andrea Murcia / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
Feminist groups have fought to make violence against women visible and bring justice to the victims. (Photo: Andrea Murcia / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

This is followed by other offenses that attack against personal liberty With 9.21% who are not kidnapping or trafficking minors, such as by express kidnapping, free movement and locking the house without letting them go.

Out of the percentage of offenses by legal property affected, most affected by heritage In Violence against women, including theft, fraud and breach of trust in classification followed by family, with 45.09%, with 14.71%, including technical criteria for classification of general jurisdictional crime committed by INEGI, but There is physical and mental violence within the family.

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national trend 911 call Reporting of this situation has almost tripled in less than 5 years. From just over 90 thousand connections to emergency numbers, over 215 thousand, with a measurement of only 9 months, were recorded in 2021 (the report reaches September of this year).

The states with the highest incidence in the number of calls are Chihuahua 43,296 . with, ns Mexico State with 35 thousand 605 and Mexico City with 35 thousand 267. while those with the fewest reports are Quintana with Roe 654, Sinaloa with 489 And With Baja California Sur 458.

Support networks are formed among women through marches, groups, workshops, financial or legal aid to help those who have been victims of any form of violence.  (Photo: Cuartoscoro)
Support networks are formed among women through marches, groups, workshops, financial or legal aid to help those who have been victims of any form of violence. (Photo: Cuartoscoro)

It should be noted that Chihuahua is a state Red Flags for the Mexican Government, as it is a leader in many areas of violence against women, has one of the states with the highest percentage of crime rates in murder of women, malicious violence, family violence and calls to report. Rape, harassment, abuse and sexual harassment.

Despite being the states with fewer calls related to violence against women, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa are the states that report highest rates of calls for kidnapping, extortion, rape; Sinaloa is one of the states with the highest female murder rate per 100,000 women.

What are the most common 911 calls related to violence against women nationwide 4.38% with family abuse of the total calls, then violence in society By unknown persons (in the streets, restaurants, etc.) with 1.80% of the total calls made by women.

With slogans, demonstrations and posters, feminist groups demand that their bodies be respected, that their lives be judged, they demand justice for victims of homicide and support is provided.  (Photo: EFE / Sashenka) Gutierrezhu
With slogans, demonstrations and posters, feminist groups demand that their bodies be respected, that their lives be judged, they demand justice for victims of homicide and support is provided. (Photo: EFE / Sashenka) Gutierrezhu

, no violence line Number 800 10 84 053 which works 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Provides psychological, legal, informational support or channel requests for assistance.

, Catholics for the Right of Judgment Those who focus on providing support to victims of sexual violence or in the case of deciding to terminate a pregnancy, their telephone number is 5554 5748.

, National Coordinator of Aid to Indigenous Women, Its address is Calle San Simon #82, Dept. 306, Col. San Simon, Mexico and tel 55-32-29-23.

, seagull house They provide assistance in the detection of domestic violence, their address is Cruz Blanca # 17, Col del Carmen Coyoacán and their 30 96 51 89.

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