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Nine women murdered in Uruguay so far this year

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Nine women murdered in Uruguay so far this year

Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) So far this year nine women have been murdered in Uruguay, according to data released here.

These crimes constitute 16% of the 56 committed in the period, higher than the historical average.

According to the newspaper La Diaria, none of the nine cases was classified as femicide, which is generally the most common crime in the violent deaths of women.

In eight of the nine cases it is presumed to be related to drug trafficking or a criminal conflict, such as a settling of scores, a shootout in the context of a failed transaction, or ‘revenge’ or ‘debt collection’ by a male who was related to the murdered woman.

Four of the killers were charged by the justice system and five others are on the run.

In 2022, 31 of the 48 women murdered (66%) were cases of femicides.

In 2021, there were 40 homicides, and of those cases 25 were femicides (62%). Half of the murders against women in 2020 resulted in femicides (19 of 38).

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