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Domestic violence complaints increase in Uruguay

Domestic violence complaints increase in Uruguay

Montevideo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Reports on domestic violence have increased in Uruguay, according to a report from the National Directorate of Gender Policies at the Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday.

The agency reported 33,350 reports of violence, including related crimes that occurred between January and October 2022.

A total of 31,801 domestic violence complaints, including threats, injuries, and other crimes, even those based on gender identity or sexual orientation, were reported in 2021.

Twenty-four homicides of women due to gender violence occurred during that period.

Sexual abuse also increased last year.

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