The number of minors victims of sexist violence increased by almost 30%

in total 30,141 women became victims sexist violence in Spain in 2021what does it mean? 3.2% more from 2020, with the largest increase in Under 18 from 514 to 661, ie 28.6% more compared to the previous year.

These are figures from the National Statistics Institute’s Statistics of Domestic Violence and Gender-Related Violence for 2021, released this Tuesday, showing that there were a total of 38,715 (2.4% more) victims of both forms of violence that year: There were 35,359 women and 3,356 men.


Of the 30,141 registered victims of gender-based violence, corresponding to cases for which interim measures or protection orders were issued, almost half (47.5%) were between the ages of 30 and 44and the overall average was 36.9 years.

This higher magnification The number of victims was recorded. women under 18 With 28.6%, and if there were 514 girls who were abused in 2020, it was 661 in 2021. The greatest decrease occurred in women aged 75 years and older (-11.6%).

While the victim rate was 1.4 per 1000 women aged 14 and over, the highest values ​​were reached in the age groups of 30-34 (3.4 victims) and 25-29 years (3.3).

Two out of three women (63.3%) were born in SpainA figure similar to 2020.

The victim rate per 1000 women aged 14 and over was almost three times higher for those born abroad (3.1) than those born in Spain (1.1) (the highest from Africa and the Americas).

Communities most affected Andalusia (6,720) Valencia (4,909) and Madrid (3,624) and the least autonomous cities are Melilla and Ceuta, as well as Navarra. The largest increases were recorded in Ceuta (25.8%) and La Rioja (21.7%).


Y 30,047 men filed a criminal complaint gender violence In matters with a registered protection order or interim injunction, the highest increase is 3.1% compared to the previous year, and the highest increase is in victims under the age of 18 (70.8%) and between 18 and 19 years (15.7%).

especially, 72 children reported in 2020 They went up to 123 the following year, from 453 to 524 in the 18-19 age group. Those reported as 65 years and older fell.

This the mean age was 39.7and nearly half (48.2) were between the ages of 30 and 44. Almost two out of three people were born in Spain, but the reported rate per 1000 men aged 14 years and older was higher for those born abroad (3.4) than in Spain (1.1).

Relationship between victim and accused

According to statistics, in 23.3% of cases the victims were spouses or ex-spouses; 45.2% had a relationship with a partner or ex-partner; 30.6% had girlfriends or ex-girlfriends; and 1% were in the process of leaving.

In 73.8% of the couples, both were between the ages of 20 and 49; 53.5% were both born in Spain; 10.5% were born in America, 6.4% were born in Spain, and their victims were in the Americas.

Criminal offenses and precautionary measures

INE in 2021 36,362 criminal charges 5.8% more than reported for gender-based violence issues, and the most common were injury (49.1%), torture and other crimes against moral integrity (21.2%), and threats (15.5%).

was dictated 93,028 measures2.3% more (73.9% criminal and 26.1% civil) and the majority: no approach (37%), no contact (36.4%) and probation (13.4%). The most common civil precautionary measure was the determination of the maintenance regime (27%), followed by the determination of the detention regime (26.3%) and the visitation regime (19.2%).

happened 33,068 prisoners, 30% more than in 2020 and 4,263 acquittals (22.2% more).

domestic violence

happened 8240 victims domestic violence With a protection order or precautionary measure, representing a 0.5% reduction compared to 2020: 61.4% were women and 38.6% were men.

A total of 5,288 people were reported, 5.2% less than the previous year: 72.5% were male and 27.5%, women. 334 emerged as both the accused and the victim.

According to the relationship type, 33.6% of the victims were mothers or fathers, 34.8% were children and 8.7% were siblings.

This type of violence affected INE, smoother at any ageand again the incidence in the under-18 group is remarkable, with almost one in three victims (31.6% of the total). The mean age of the victims was 38.8.

Relatively, the female victim rate was 0.21 per 1,000 women and the male rate was 0.14 per 1,000 men. The most frequent victim rates were among those under the age of 18, with both women (0.38) and men (0.26). This reported number of men decreased by 4.8% Compared to the previous year, the number of women reported decreased by 6.2%.

53% of people reported were between the ages of 30 and 49; the mean age was 37.6 years.

Source: Informacion


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