The variety of victims of gender violence quantities to 36,582, the best determine in twelve years | EUROtoday

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It quantities to 36,582 ladies who had been victims of gender violence in Spain in 2023, the best quantity since data started. This is confirmed by the Domestic and gender violence statistics which was introduced this Friday by the INE and which displays a rebound of 12.1% in comparison with the earlier 12 months and a 13.5% since 2011, the primary 12 months wherein the group started the collection. The determine given by the company is extracted from the safety orders or precautionary measures registered within the Central Registry for the Protection of Victims of Domestic and Gender Violence of the Ministry of Justicewhich particulars that gender violence is “any act of physical or psychological violence (including attacks on sexual freedom, threats, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of freedom) that is exercised against a woman by a man.” who’s or has been her partner or is or has been linked to her by an analogous emotional relationship even with out cohabitation” and which, “with the intention of inflicting hurt or hurt to ladies, is exercised in opposition to their family or minor family.” of age on the part of those men.

The statistics certify that six out of ten women who were victims of gender violence were between 25 and 44 years old. However, the greatest increase occurred among those between 45 and 64 years of age, which has increased by 51% in the last 12 years. Regarding the relationship that the woman had with the accused, the 42.2% were in a relationship or former de facto partner and 34.7% were girlfriends or ex-girlfriends.

The rate of victims of gender violence was 1.7 per 1,000 women 14 and over and there were 11 autonomous communities that exceeded the national average in the last year. Melilla (5.8 per 1,000), The Rioja (3,2), Ceuta (2,8), Balearics y Murcia (2,6), Valencian Community y Andalusia (2,2), Castilla la Mancha (2,1), Aragon y Castile and León (1.8 in both). At the other extreme, the lowest rates are recorded by Basque Country (0,7), Catalonia (0,9) y Madrid (1,1). By nationality, 61.6% of the victims were Spanish and 61.7% of the aggressors, too.

In addition to women, minors were also the greatest victims of gender violence. In total, they were 1,816 children and adolescents victims or witnesses of sexist abuse, according to the National Institute of Statistics, which only counts those cases that have led to protection orders or precautionary measures.

In this sense, the precautionary measures issued and registered in the Record in matters of gender violence amounted to 109,383 in 2023, 12.1% more than in 2022. Of them, 74.4% were criminal in nature and 25.6% were civil in nature.

For their part, victims of domestic violence also increased in 2023. In total there were 9,126 with a protection order or precautionary measures, 12% more than in 2022. Of them, 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

The INE explained that domestic violence means “any act of bodily or psychological violence exercised by each a person and a girl, on any of the individuals listed in article 173.2 of the Penal Code (descendants, ascendants, spouses, siblings, and so on.) aside from circumstances thought-about to be gender violence).


The statistics point out that the variety of victims was higher than the variety of individuals reported, with a ratio of 1.2 victims for every individual reported. Added to that is that 399 individuals had been listed as accused and victims on the similar time.

In 37.8% of the circumstances, the victims of such a violence had been the daddy or mom, in 25.3% the kids and in 9.8% the siblings.

In 2023, a complete of 18,263 precautionary measures had been issued in issues of home violence, a rise of 10.4%. Of them, 70.3% fell on males and 29.7% on ladies. 91.3% had been felony and eight.7% had been civil.

A complete of 37,161 individuals had been convicted of gender violence and eight,687 for home violence with a remaining sentence in 2023, these sentences being handed down in 74.9% of the conditions in lower than a 12 months in circumstances of gender violence and in 61 .2% of issues associated to home violence.