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Complaints and victims of gender violence increased by more than 5% in the second quarter of 2023



The number of victims of gender violence has increased by 5.66% in the second quarter of 2023 and the number of complaints by 5.43% compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the latest report from the Judicial Branch Observatory.

Between April and June 2023, there were a total of 47,063 female victims in Spain and 48,227 complaints were filed. In addition, the increase has also occurred compared to the first three months of 2023, increasing by 4.2% in victims and 4.1% in the number of complaints.

In two out of three cases, 70.68% (34,089), the complaints were filed by the victim themselves. However, only 1.85% of the complaints (891) were filed by the victim’s environment (891).

For this reason, the president of the Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence, Ángeles Carmona, has called on all institutions to increase vigilance and on society as a whole to collaborate decisively in the prevention of these events.

“In the hands of each of us can be the life of a victim of gender violence and the life of their daughters and sons. In most of the murders that we sadly have to regret, there were no prior complaints,” she recalled and encouraged the entire society to report when they suspect that a woman may be a victim of this type of violence.

The study “Quarterly Report on Gender Violence” also shows an interannual increase of 2.9% in the number of protection orders granted by violence against women courts and by courts acting as guard, in terms of sentences issued, the figure barely changed, reaching 15,393, 0.22% more than a year ago. 8 out of 10 sentences, 80.73%, contained a conviction for the aggressor.

The percentage of victims who took advantage of the exemption from the legal obligation to declare increased significantly, 13.8% compared to the same period in 2022, which means that 10 out of every 100 female victims made this decision.

Regarding the percentage of victims by autonomous community, the Balearic Islands were above the national average, with a ratio of 31.4 victims per 10,000 women; Murcia, with 25.7; Valencian Community, with 25.5; Canary Islands, with 25.2; Andalusia, with 21.9; Madrid, with 20.2; and Navarra, with 19.9.

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