Tags: Top 5 Highest, Crime & Punishment Statistics, South America
Sources: Centro Reina SofÃa para el Estudio de la Violencia. (2010). 3rd Annual Report: "Partner Violence against Women"
List Notes: Data is Top 5 Countries with the highest "partner" femicide rates for the year 2006 for females over the age of 14. Violence against women used in the domestic or family context can be committed by many people (children, parents, etc.), however the perpetrators are usually intimate partners or ex-partners. These cases are called "partner violenceÂ· and are the focus of the data found in this list. Femicide is defined as "the act of killing a female, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise strictly because of their gender." Data is latest data available as of April 2015.