Thousands of women will take to the streets of the country this Thursday to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in a growing criminal context against him that reached historical figures in the first half of the six-year term of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
At least seven crimes against women increased in the first 34 and 35 months, respectively, of the current government, compared to the same periods of the second half of the PRI administration Enrique Peña Nieto.
These crimes are femicide, 30%; intentional homicides against women, 13%; extortion, 45%; rape, 25%; family violence, 32%; female victims of corruption of minors, 27%, and gender violence, 75%, according to the records on violence against women of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP).
In the first 35 months of the López Obrador government there are a total of 2,891 victims of feminicide in the country, compared to the 2,228 registered between December 2015 and October 2018 of the previous six-year term.
This year is shaping up to be the most violent in this high-impact crime, in addition to already registering record monthly numbers of victims, with 108 in August and 102 in May.
The State of Mexico, Veracruz, Jalisco, Nuevo León and Mexico City top the list with the highest incidence of femicide in absolute numbers.
Regarding the intentional homicide against women, from December 2018 to September 2021, 8 thousand 24 victims were counted against the 7 thousand 80 that occurred between February 2016 and November 2018, according to the statistics reported to the SESNSP by the state authorities.
With 273 victims, last August reached the highest number of intentional homicides against women in the country since this high-impact crime began to disintegrate in 2015.
Baja California, Chihuahua, Zacatecas and Colima are the first four states in cases of murdered women for every 100,000 inhabitants.
The female victims of extortion went from 5,994 in the last 34 months of Enrique Peña Nieto to 8,701 in the first 34 months of the current administration, an increase of 45% in this crime of the common jurisdiction.
It should be noted that female victims of extortion also broke a record last August by adding 327, the highest number since 2015. The states with the highest incidence of crime are the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Jalisco and Nuevo León.
According to statistical records, state prosecutors or prosecutors have opened 50,691 investigation folders for the crime of rape from December 2018 to September 2021, against 40,412 from the same period of the previous administration.
In March of this year, the highest figure on record was reached, with 2,117 research folders. The entities with the highest number of complaints filed for this high-impact crime so far this year are: State of Mexico, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Baja California, Puebla and Guanajuato.
Despite the sanitary restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, family violence, whose victims are mainly women, has continued since last year with an upward trend, which last May set a record in investigation files initiated by state prosecutors or prosecutors , with a total of 23,908.
According to statistics from Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security SystemIn the first 34 months of López Obrador there are 635,139 investigation folders opened for family violence, 32% more than in the last 34 months of Peña Nieto.
State of Mexico, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Baja California and Jalisco top the list and face a challenge to reduce violence in homes, generated by the negative effects of confinement by the coronavirus and by the lack of employment and income for family sustenance.
Gender violence, different from family violence, registered an increase of 75% in the López Obrador government so far, with 10,494 open investigation folders against 5,968 in the referred period of the previous administration.
The highest figure of said crime was registered in September of last year, with 400 complaints, mainly in the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Guerrero, Querétaro, Chihuahua and Coahuila.
Specialists and activists in the field of gender equality agree that the various federal government bodies have failed to address this matter due to the lack of coordinated efforts.
Saskia Niño de Rivera, president of the organization Reinsert, points out that Mexico in recent years has had a crisis in terms of gender where equity clashes with the prevailing sexist culture and the level of violence that exists in the country.
He refers that there is a great debt on gender issues and considers that the government response, and especially the President of the Republic, to these issues has not been correct.
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