Mexican states punish genocide differently, El Siglo de Torreón

There is no legislative harmonization of the penalties for the crime of murder of women in the units. According to the general law on women’s access to a life free from violence, harmonization of legislation is the first step in preventing, tackling and punishing violence.

According to UN Women, the social perception of the value of women’s lives depends on where this crime is tried and also has repercussions on impunity and damages.

Each federal entity has implemented its own classification process. Article 325 of the Federal Criminal Code (CPF) states that “anyone who commits the crime of murder of a woman will be sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison and a fine of 500 to 1,000 days.”

In Coahuila and Durango, the penalties have already been homologated with the CPF, but in Coahuila the fines range from 2,000 to 4,000 days, in addition to considering attempted murder of women and punishable by imprisonment. In Durango, the fines are 2,884 to 4,320 times the Unit of Measurement and Update (UMA). It does not consider the experiment.

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The differences in the criminal law for Coahuila and Durango are found in aggravating circumstances such as rape or if the victim is under 18, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, incest, in addition to the fact that homicide is classified as homicide in Coahuila. criminal law.autonomic crime and not in Durango.

According to the National Commission for the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Women (Conavim), only 59% of women’s access to a life free from violence provides for the allocation of resources for this and only 9% consider them installing shelters.

Since 2020, when the covid-19-generated pandemic began, there have been 46 deaths of women murdered in Coahuila to date, not counting the cases recorded due to the degree of trials recorded in the entity.

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According to the General Security System (SNSP) with a limit to October 2021, there are 17 victims of this crime, while in 2020, when the quarantine was generated due to the pandemic, it was registered on 29 in 2020 that more victims were registered compared to 2019, with 26 in total.


From 2020 to 2021, the number of women exposed to domestic violence in Coahuila doubled. The report was released by the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sinave) and concerns women who, after violent episodes, required medical attention.

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From January to November 13, 2021, the federal health authorities reported 1,633 cases of domestic violence against women, compared to 788 cases that occurred during the same period last year.

In the neighboring state of Durango, there have been 174 cases of domestic violence among women this year, compared with 254 by 2020.


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