Rates of femicide—acts of homicide in which the victim is a woman or a girl—are significantly higher in countries and territories affected by high or very high overall homicide rates. With a rate of12.0 per 100,000 people, El Salvador is the country with the highest femicide rate, followed by Jamaica (10.9),Guatemala (9.7), and South Africa (9.6).

Femicide: A Global Problem, the latest Research Note from the Small Arms Survey, offers a concise examination of lethal forms of violence against women, drawing on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011, published by the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development.

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