Brazil: states with the highest femicide rates 2019

In 2019, the Northern states of Acre and Alagoas had the highest femicide rates in Brazil: approximately 2.5 of every 100,000 women who lived in those territories were murdered on account of their gender during that year. The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso ranked second with a femicide rate of 2.3 per 100,000 women. When it comes to overall number of femicides in Brazil, however, the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia topped the ranking.

Femicide rates in Brazil in 2019, by state

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Numbers were rounded.
Femicide victims are counted according to each state's legal framework.

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