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Gender Violence: Feminicides fell 14.8%, but rapes increased 28.2%

Femicides were reduced in Mexico; however, rape increased (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The establishment of Peace Building Tables state and regional as part of the federal government’s strategy to guarantee citizen security and joint work between different levels of government began to show results both for and against.

This is because during the morning conference on Monday, November 22, Rosa Icela Rodriguez, holder of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), exposed the more than 10 crimes that reported a downward incidence, as well as the six that increased.

“As we do without fail every month, we will present the report of the results that were achieved by the coordinated work in which all the security institutions of the Government of Mexico and the governments of the federative entities and municipalities participate, through the Peace Tables and Regional and state security until October “

Gender Violence: Feminicides fell 14.8%, but rapes increased 28.2%
The Secretary of Security presented the progress in terms of citizen protection and peacebuilding in the morning (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Regarding gender violence, one of the points highlighted by the Secretary of Security was that the crime of femicide was reduced by 14.8% in the month of October, if compared with the same period of time last year, he also pointed out that it was the month with the lowest incidence in this crime so far this six-year term.

However, according to your same data, the crime of rape increased by 28.2 percent. It should be noted that according to the Mexico office of the United Nations (UN), rape victims, approximately 90%, are usually women.

“At the national level 19.2 million women were subjected at some point in your life to some type of intimidation, harassment, harassment or sexual abuse. For every nine sexual crimes committed against women, there is one sexual crime committed against men ”, the organization reported in a November 2019 report.

On your own, Mexico Evaluates estimated that in 2020 98.6% of the cases of sexual violence they were not reported, which could indicate the existence of a difference between the official and the real numbers regarding the exercise of this crime.

Gender Violence: Feminicides fell 14.8%, but rapes increased 28.2%
Women tend to be 90% more susceptible to the crime of rape than men (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

“Data from the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (IN ITS), in its December 2020 edition, reveal that between July and December 2020, 98.6% of the cases of sexual violence suffered by women over 18 years of age were not reported or an investigation was not initiated “, published this year the “Center of thought and analysis that focuses on the evaluation and monitoring of the government operation”.

Putting these data together could help to understand the context of violence faced by women in Mexico, because while femicides showed a significant reduction, the rapes, of which women tend to be more aggrieved than men, had a greater increase.

According to Federal penal code (CPF), the crime of femicide It is typified when the homicide of a woman meets at least one of the following seven characteristics:

1.- The victim shows signs of sexual violence of any type;

2.- The victim has been inflicted injuries or mutilations infamous or degrading, before or after the deprivation of life or acts of necrophilia;

Gender Violence: Feminicides fell 14.8%, but rapes increased 28.2%
Femicides showed a downward trend compared to October 2020 (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

3.- There is a history or data of any type of violence in the field family, labor or school, of the active subject against the victim;

4.- There has been between the asset and the victim a sentimental relationship, affective or trustworthy;

5.- There are data that establish that there was threats related to the criminal act, harassment or injuries of the active subject against the victim;

6.- The victim has been incommunicado, whatever the time prior to the deprivation of life;

7.- The body of the victim is exposed or displayed in a public place.

Finally, during his participation in the morning, Rodriguez Velazquez noted the reduction in other crimes, such as fiscal, financial and patrimonial.


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