translated from Spanish: Veracruz, Morelos and NL, have the highest rates of femicide

Between December 2018 and October 2019, 907 women were murdered, according to the most recent data from the National Public Security System (SNSP) and analyzed by GLAC Consulting. 
This meant an increase of 11.4% compared to December 2017 and October 2018 when 780 femicides were recorded.

Mexico City ranked 18th in the national femicide rate ranking for every 100,000 women, with 1.1 cases so far in 2019, where 1 is better and 32 is worse. Its total number of cases during that period exceeded the national average number of cases, which was 26. 

On November 21, 2019, Mexico City head of government Claudia Sheinbaum decreed the Violence Alert against women. He indicated that he will send an initiative to the Mexico City Congress for the creation of the public record of sex offenders with conviction, the passage of the Olympia Law, which sanctions harassment and digital violence, and the creation of a DNA bank for the use of Forensic.
Currently, there are 19 states including Mexico City.
In 2019 the entities that recorded the highest femicide rates per 100 thousand inhabitants were Veracruz, Morelos and Nuevo León, while Baja California Sur obtained the lowest
Regarding the number of femicides in Morelos, between 2015 and 2016 there was an uptick. The cumulative cases so far in 2019 for every 100 thousand inhabitants already equal the 2018 rate.
In Veracruz the incidence for this crime increased from 2015. The number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants so far this year is the highest record since 2015.
In Nuevo Léon, the femicide rate increased from 2016. Last year the highest rate was recorded since 2015.

Data analysis indicates that 80% of femicide cases are committed inside real estate by spouses, ex-spouses, romantic partners, ex-partners or friends of the victim. Another 10% is committed by acquaintances belonging to the social and family circle and only the remaining 10% is committed by unknown people in different places.
Femicide and intentional injuries from family violence
The study revealed through the mathematical association called “correlation” by experts, that for the past 4 years, femicide and family violence have gone hand in hand.
Guerrero and Hidalgo recorded the highest level of relationship at the national level with 0.78, indicating an increase in injuries in women due to family violence highly associated with an increase in femicide cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. They were followed by Veracruz with a correlation level of 0.70.
Between January and October 2019, Querétaro ranked as the entity with the highest rate of intentional injury in women with 436.87 per 100 thousand women (equivalent to 4,773 cases). Chiapas recorded the lowest rate of intentional injury in women with 19.18 per 100,000 female (540 cases).

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