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Domestic violence, considered an epidemic in the state of Campeche

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CAMPECHE, Cam.- During the week of March 25 to 31, 2018, authorities in the area of justice opened 157 investigation files for the crime of domestic violence (violencia intrafamiliar), which have endedup in formal complaints before the Attorney General of the State of Campeche (FGE).

According to data provided by the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sinave),  a total of 15 cases of intrafamily violence were reported during that week only.

In addition, the figures reveal that during 2017, 460 cases were reported to the local authorities, for a total of 617, adding those of 2018.

It is worth mentioning that although the Mexico Peace Index 2018 (IPM), published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), places Campeche in the third position as the most peaceful state in the country, data from Sinave reveals that Campeche is positioned among the top ten in domestic violence cases at national level.

According to the report of the General Directorate of Health, of the total of 157 cases recorded in the last report, 125 were complaints filed by women and 17 were filed by men (who apparently are also victims of domestic violence in some cases).

In view of this situation, the Ministry of Health (SSA) declares that it works to establish and provide aid instruments that guide the activities of its first contact personnel, in the different services, for the early detection of situations of family violence, which in most cases affect the children more than the adults.

“The intention is to offer advice to the Health Services of the states to provide victims with counseling, referral and psychological, medical, legal advice, as well as social care services,” the SSA stated.

According to the Ministry of Health of the State of Campeche, domestic violence is seen as the sole or repetitive act or omission, committed by a family member, in relation to power (depending on sex, age or physical condition), against one or more members of the same family inside home.

Source: yucatanalamano.com

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