Mexico: Number of Femicides, by state
Mexican statesNumber of femicides
State of Mexico89
Nuevo León73
Mexico City55
Chihuahua47
Veracruz45
Morelos44
Oaxaca38
Jalisco36
Chiapas35
Puebla35
Sonora30
Sinaloa29
Guanajato26
Hidalgo20
Colima20
Baja California20
Tabasco18
Quintana Roo17
Tamaulipas17
Michoacán16
Campeche15
Guerrero15
Tlaxcala14
Zacatecas12
San Luis Potosí11
Coahuila11
Durango10
Queretaro10
Yucatan8
Nayarit6
Aguascalientes3
Baja California Sur2
  • Region: Mexico
  • Time period: 2023
  • Published: Jan 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 15, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Top states by femicide count

The State of Mexico leads with the highest number of femicides at 89, followed closely by Nuevo León with 73, and Mexico City ranks third with 55 femicides. These top three states account for a significant portion of the reported cases, highlighting a concentrated geographical area of concern.

Femicide numbers across regions

Southern and central states such as Morelos (44), Veracruz (45), and Oaxaca (38) report high numbers of femicides, indicating that this issue pervades both northern and southern regions of Mexico. However, the northern state of Chihuahua also stands out with 47 cases, underscoring the national scope of this crisis.

Lowest reported femicides

Baja California Sur reports the lowest number of femicides, with only 2 cases, followed by Aguascalientes and Nayarit with 3 and 6 cases, respectively. These numbers reveal significant disparities in the prevalence of femicides across different states.

States with femicide counts under the national median

States such as San Luis Potosí, Coahuila, Durango, Queretaro, Yucatan, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, and Baja California Sur report femicide numbers well below the national median, indicating regions where femicide occurrences are comparatively less frequent.

Cluster of femicides in specific states

A cluster of states including Jalisco (36), Chiapas (35), Puebla (35), and Morelos (44) report femicide counts in the mid-thirties to low forties, showcasing a middle-tier range of femicide prevalence. These figures suggest that while some states face an extreme crisis, others experience a moderately high rate of femicides.

Analysis of middle-range femicide numbers

States like Sinaloa (29), Sonora (30), and Guanajuato (26) present middle-range femicide numbers, which, although not as high as the leading states, still indicate a significant issue with violence against women in these areas.

Trends in the lowest femicide numbers

The states with the lowest counts, including Baja California Sur (2), Aguascalientes (3), and Nayarit (6), could indicate either effective measures against femicides or underreporting. The stark contrast to the highest numbers suggests a need for a unified national strategy to combat femicide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which states lead with the highest number of femicides in Mexico?

The State of Mexico has the highest number of femicides with 89, followed by Nuevo León with 73 and Mexico City with 55.

Which states have the lowest reported number of femicides?

Baja California Sur reports the lowest number of femicides with only 2 cases, followed by Aguascalientes with 3 and Nayarit with 6 cases.

Terms and Definitions

Femicide is the act of murdering a woman or girl because of her gender. This term is primarily used in the context of violence against women, generally perpetrated by men, where women are murdered simply for being women. This could encompass a broad range of violent actions, including domestic violence, rape, honor killings, or dowry related killings.

Gender Violence, also known as gender-based violence, is violence that is directed towards an individual based on their biological sex or gender identity. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation.

Domestic Violence is a type of violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the abuse of a spouse or partner. It can manifest in various forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual abuse. Although it can happen to anyone, in any relationship, it predominantly affects women.

Honor Killings are murders of a family or clan member, usually females, whose actions are believed to have brought disgrace or dishonor upon the family, community, or religion. These actions could range from refusing to enter an arranged marriage to having a relationship deemed unacceptable by the family.

Dowry Related Killings occur when a bride is murdered by her husband's family due to their dissatisfaction over the dowry provided by her family during their marriage. This form of femicide is commonly observed in societies where dowry is a norm and gender inequality is rampant.
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