"Home can be the most dangerous place for a woman", says new study

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Survivors of sexual violence receive treatment at the Hospital of Panzi, a non-profit health centre. South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Marie Frechon

Over half of the female homicide victims worldwide are killed by intimate partners or family members.

Men, on the other hand, are much more likely to be killed by someone they have never met.

That's the conclusion of a report on global homicide statistics recently released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

It shows the vast differences between murder rates in countries around the world.

Sophie Outhwaite asked Enrico Bisogno, the Team Leader of Crime Statistics at the UNODC, what these statistics can tell us about the state of the world.

Duration:  3’00″

 

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