August saw an increase in femicide in Pernambuco

August saw an increase in femicide in Pernambuco
August saw an increase in femicide in Pernambuco

By Raphael Guerra, JC — The month of August ends, this Wednesday (31), with an increase in violence against women. Only this Tuesday, two cases were registered by the police in Recife.

In the early afternoon, housewife Iracema Carvalho do Ó, 75, was stabbed to death in the Ipsep neighborhood, in the South Zone of Recife. Police said her 40-year-old son is the prime suspect in the crime. He would have confessed in deposition.

The victim’s body was found by a relative in her bathroom. Experts from the Criminalistics Institute were at the scene and carried out tests that will help in the investigations.

Deputy Victor Leite, from the Department of Homicide and Protection of the Person (DHPP), reported that there are indications that the victim was tortured before being murdered. The motive for the crime is still being investigated.

Yesterday morning, there was an attempt at femicide in the Cordeiro neighborhood, West Zone of Recife. The victim was a 29-year-old woman who works as an attendant at an animal stall. She was at the establishment when she was surprised by her ex-boyfriend, who arrived armed with a machete.

According to witnesses, the woman still tried to run, but was hit by the blows. She was rescued and sent to Hospital da Restauração, in the central area of ​​Recife. The suspect fled.

FEMINICIDE STATISTICS IN PERNAMBUCO

At least seven women were victims of femicide in Pernambuco this August. And the number may increase, because some deaths are still under investigation to clarify authorship and motivation. In the same period last year, six cases were confirmed. The partial variation is 17%.

From August 1st of this year until last Monday, 17 women were murdered (including all motivations). In the same period of 2021, there were 15. The increase is 27%. The consolidated figures for the month will only be released on September 15 by the Social Defense Secretariat.

From January to July this year, the police totaled 45 cases of femicide in the state. In the same period of 2021, there were 57.

The article is in Portuguese

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