Agence France-PresseNovember 25, 2013 19:47
A new case of domestic abuse was reported every 21 minutes in Uruguay since January, authorities said Monday, highlighting the extent of violence against women in the tiny Latin American country.
And "domestic violence is one of the crimes that is reported less often," Javier Donnangelo, an interior ministry official, said on this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
An average of 68 reports were made daily, Donnangelo said, a five percent rise over last year. And so far this year, 27 women have been killed in domestic assaults.