On average, one woman is killed every three days in France when the violence is severe.

 On average, one woman is killed every three days in France when the violence is severe.

According to Euronet, a statistic released by the French Ministry of the Interior on November 11 showed that 121 women in France were killed by their spouses, ex-husbands and ex-boyfriends in 2018, equivalent to one French woman dying of domestic violence every three days.

DATA GRAPH: French Women

It was reported that only a few days before the figures were released, the French government announced that it would conduct extensive consultation in September to draft new measures to prevent female murder in order to eliminate murder and violence against women in an all-round way.

The number of women who died of domestic violence in 2018 was slightly lower than that of 130 in 2017, but almost the same as 123 in 2016.

Of the 121 cases in 2018, 26 cases were classified as murder, 85 cases as negligent homicide, and 10 cases were fatal as a result of domestic violence. By 2019, 76 women had died at the hands of their husbands or partners.

According to data from the French government, an average of 219,000 women aged between 18 and 75 years have experienced physical or sexual violence by their current or former spouses every year. Three-quarters of the victims said domestic violence was due to daily problems; 80% of the victims had been subjected to psychological or verbal bullying.

In a joint statement, French Interior Minister Christopher Castane and Gender Equality Minister Marlene Siaba said that on average, a death-threatening crime between partners occurs every two and a half days, and that every three days a woman dies in the hands of her predecessor or current spouse.

The data also show that 28 men died of domestic violence in 2018, of which 15 had committed violence against their spouses in the past.

Source: Luo Chongwei_NB12082, Responsible Editor of CNN