Almost seven thousand complaints of domestic violence were registered in the first quarter of the year, 3,7% more than in the same period of 2022, according to data released today, which point to a decrease in the number of homicides.
According to the domestic violence portal, published on the website of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), between January and March there were five homicides in the context of domestic violence, three less than in the same period last year.
Of the five dead, three were women, one was a child and one was a man.
According to the portal, the PSP and the GNR registered 6.986 complaints for domestic violence in the first three months of the year, while in the same period last year there were 6.732 complaints.
In 2022, domestic violence complaints recorded the highest value in the last four years, with the police accounting for 30.389 occurrences last year.
The portal, which publishes statistics on crimes and voluntary homicides in the context of domestic violence on a quarterly basis, also indicates that 1.275 people were detained for this crime, 293 of whom are in preventive custody and 983 are in effective custody, also registering an increase in the number of detainees. compared to the same period of 2022 (116 more).
According to the data, 1.139 defendants were, between January and March, complying with coercive measures within the scope of the crime of domestic violence, 894 of which were under electronic surveillance, an increase of 180 compared to the same period in 2022.
At the end of March, a total of 2.387 people were integrated into programs for offenders, 108 of whom were in prisons and 2.279 in the community.
According to the CIG, in the first quarter of the year, 313 victims were transported and 4.747 protective measures were applied via teleassistance in the context of the crime of domestic violence.
Data also indicate that 804 women, 693 children and 15 men, out of a total of 1512, were welcomed into the National Support Network for Victims of Domestic Violence.