Ecuador: Femicide Cases Up 60 Percent first seven months of 2017

Posted on August 3, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency reported (machine translated) Interior Minister César Navas admitted yesterday at a press conference that in cases of femicide there has been a 60% increase compared to 2016, in the same period from January to July.

“Until July 29 we have 70 cases, although certain commissions say different figures, but a team has been formed to unify this statistic,” he said.

He explained that this interinstitutional commission, made up of the Ministry of the Interior, the Office of the Prosecutor, among others, is the only one that analyzes cases of femicide and unifies the statistics. “The data of the National Police and the Ministry of the Interior are those typified by the Public Prosecutor’s Office; There are some commissions that involve cases of attempted femicide, but they are not femicides per se, “he said.

He said that together with the National Police has started a campaign so that none of the cases of femicide is in impunity.

Navas reported that through the Most Wanted Program for Gender Violence, six fugitives have been captured.

He maintained that in the preventive plane, through aid ballots, have been georeferenced the places and homes where there have been aggressions due to gender violence.

In another issue, according to Navas, in the last four months of the year, homicides in the country have been reduced by 12%. Read Article

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