According to a study conducted by the Brazilian Security Forum (FBS) and presented this Monday, in 2021 at least 56 thousand 98 cases of rape, which represents an increase of 3.7% compared to the figures for 2020; that is to say that in Brazil a woman was raped every 10 minutes.
Femicides have remained a similar rate to the one registered in 2020, that is, 1,351 women were murdered for being women, one every 7 hours.
It is reported by the study released on the eve of the commemoration of International Women’s Day, last year the women victims of a violent murder were 1,319 women, only 32 less than in 2020.
According to the data presented, between 2019 and 2021 there were an increase in murders between February and May 2020, when Brazil was living total lockdowna measure that sought to stop the spread of COVID when the pandemic began in the country.
However, last year was very similar to 2020, having an average of 110 victims per month.
Recorded figures include women and girls
Research also reveals that at least 100 thousand 398 girls and women were sexually violated between March 2020 and December 2021.
The investigation is based on the complaints registered in the 27 states of the country, São Paulo, which has 46 million inhabitants, is the most populous in the country and is considered one of the most violentpresented a drop in the number of femicides, going from 179 victims in 2020 to 136 last year.
While in the state of Tocantins, in the north of the country and where 1.6 million people live, the violent murders of women grew by 144.4%.
“The disclosed data indicates the urgency to implement public policies for the reception, prevention and confrontation of violence against girls and women in Brazil,” said Samira Bueno, executive director of the FBSP.
“Despite the slight decrease in the incidence of femicides, The numbers are still very high.”he highlighted.
It is important that let’s not see the figures only as numbersbut as people, they are women, wives, mothers and daughtersto whom society is failing.
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