Justice Ministry says femicides drop sharply in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo.- The 74 femicides reported during 2013 was the country’s lowest of the past eight years, according to a Justice Ministry report released Wednesday.
In 2005 the number of femicides was 98 while 99 women victims were reported in 2006.
The report also cites 2007, when 89 women died from that crime, compared with the 131 deaths 2008, the highest death toll since records have been kept.
The report adds that there were 92 femicides in 2009, 97 in 2010 128 in 2011 and in 2012.