Ten women will be murdered a day in Mexico in 2021

In Mexico, 3,462 women have been murdered so far this year, an average of 10 women a day, according to data released by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SNSP) this Sunday.

Of the total murdered Mexican women, 2,540 were victims of willful homicide and 922 were murdered for gender-based or sexist violence.

The number of homicides due to sexist violence in Mexico rose 3.25% in 2021, compared to the first 11 months of last year when 893 were recorded.

Ten women will be murdered a day in Mexico in 2021
Ten women will be murdered a day in Mexico in 2021

However, the total number of victims is down 0.32% compared to the same period in 2020 when 3,473 women were murdered in Mexico, according to figures from the SESNSP registry.

The SNSP notes that August 2021 in Mexico saw the highest number of feminicides on record, with 271 victims of premeditated homicides and 111 deaths that month of gender-based or sexist violence.

Mexico is one of the countries with the most femicides. The Ciudad Juarez case on the border with the United States was sadly made famous by the murder and disappearance of women, including minors.

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