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Femicides up from 108 to 125

Vast majority in family or relationship setting - interior min

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 16 - Italian femicides rose from 108 to 125 between 2021 and 2022, the interior ministry said Monday.
    Some 125 women were killed between August 1 2021 and July 31, 2022, it said.
    This was an average of more than one every three days.
    Some 108 of these femicides took place in a family or relationship setting, the ministry said.
    Some 68 women were killed by current or former partners.
    Women accounted for 39.2% of total murder victims.
    Homicides of both sexes were up from 276 to 319 over the last year, the Viminale said. (ANSA).


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