1 Jun, 2023 @ 10:30
1 min read

Domestic violence cases in Spain rise for eighth year, to a total of 32,644

Gender Violence Granada

THE NUMBER of domestic violence victims has risen in Spain for the eighth year in a row, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE). There were a total of 32,644 cases recorded in 2022, a rise of 8.3% on the previous year. 

The cases include any acts of physical or psychological violence, including threatening behaviour by a man to a partner or former partner. 

The figures have risen every year since 2014, apart from in 2020 due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to the INE data reported by news agencies, 1,376 minors in Spain also suffered some kind of abuse in 2022. 

So far this year, 2023, 20 women have been killed at the hands of their partners or former partners. Since official statistics began in 2003, 1,204 women have been murdered in domestic violence cases. 

Read more:

Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Oil Spill Gib Beach
Previous Story

‘HEARTBREAKING’: Nautilus Project chief says OS 35 oil spill was ‘extremely detrimental’ to Gibraltar

Next Story

Agile Project Management in the Education Sector

Latest from Crime & Law

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

An anti-tourism slogan at a demonstration in Barcelona on July 6, 2024

US tourists change their holiday plans in Spain after seeing anti-tourism protests and ‘feeling guilty’

THE recent wave of anti-tourism protests in Spain is beginning
2 bedroom Villa for sale in Corralejo with pool garage - € 560

2 bedroom Villa for sale in Corralejo with pool garage – € 560,000

Villa Corralejo, Fuerteventura   2 beds   2 baths €