03.09.2019

Switzerland: higher rate of domestic violence deaths

According to the Federal Statistical Office, on average one person dies every two weeks from domestic violence in Switzerland (25 people a year, during the period 2009-2018).

In 2017, there were 0.40 murders of women per 100,000 women, compared with 0.13 in Greece, 0.27 in Spain, 0.31 in neighbouring Italy and 0.35 for the United Kingdom, according to Eurostat. However, Switzerland’s other neighbours showed a higher rate: France at 0.50 and Germany at 0.55.

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