2 out of 10 feel insecure at home; crime, the main type of violence


In Mexico, 20% of women 18 years or older report a high level of insecurity in their own homes.

According to the National Survey of Victimization and Perception of Public Safety 2021 (Envipe), in recent years it has been observed that the difference in perceptions of insecurity between men and women has increased and reached up to seven percentage points by 2020 (81.7% for women against 74, 7% in men).

“ATMs on public roads are the places where the greatest insecurity is experienced; but in all categories the perception is higher in women than in men. It is worth highlighting the specific case of the house, which has been a socially allocated space for women as a safe place to carry out most of their activities and where 20% of women aged 18 or older state that they feel insecure “four percentage points more than men”, Inegi indicated, in the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In addition, 10.8% of all crimes committed against women are sexual, ie one in ten. For men, on the other hand, these crimes make up only 0.8%. For women, sexual crime ends up in fourth place, for men in ninth place.

Inegi also added, according to the 2021 National Urban Public Safety Survey (Ensu), 22.8% of women stated that they had been exposed to sexual threats, compared to 5.8% among men; When it comes to sexual abuse, the case for women (7.3%) is just over five percentage points higher than men during the same period.

From January to August 2021, the main domestic violence was crime or humiliation, which showed a decrease compared to 2020 in both sexes, although a higher level prevails in women, with 4.9% of those who experience these situations against 3.2 % in men, compared with 6.6% and 4.0% respectively in 2020.

5% feel judged to have worked

In the 2000s, 5% of Mexican women still feel that their families judge them for going to work and 8% feel judged in the workplace.

More than half of the population (63%) believe that women do not have the same job opportunities just because they are women.

51% believe that the family is a factor that hinders a woman’s professional career; 34% point to the partner as a factor; 39% to the culture or climate within the company, 21% to the woman’s “insecurity” or personality and 17% estimate that it may be vocational training.

According to the results of the survey Participation of women in working life. Demonstrations of inequality, conducted by the Center for Public Opinion at the University of Valle de México, 46% of respondents agree that motherhood slows down a woman’s development; 81% believe that women are afraid of losing their jobs if they become mothers and 84% believe that women may experience fear of not returning to work after pregnancy.

In the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will be highlighted tomorrow, the survey showed that women’s participation in the labor market is seen as a very positive fact for the country’s economy and even more. their work has on the family economy is considered beneficial.


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