Incidents of domestic violence increased in Greece during that last couple of years. According to data released by Greek Police, registered incidents of domestic violence increased by 34.45% in the period 2014-2018.
The incidents refer to beating and rape, withe majority of victims to be women. are the most common
According to statistics obtained from surveys, 70% -75% of victims of domestic violence are women,” spokesman of Police in Thessaloniki, Christos Dimitrakopoulos, said adding that in the period 2014-2018 66.32% of the victims are women.
The trend is steadily increasing, the spokesman stressed.
He noted that in 2014, there were 3,512 recorded cases of domestic violence in Greece. They reached 3,572 in 2015, 3,838 in 2016, 3,930 in 2017 and jumped to 4,722 in 2018.
“Women constitute 66.32% of the victims,” he said.
In contrast, statistics on trafficking follow a different, a decreasing path.
“While in 2014 there were 36 cases, in 2018 they fell to 28,” Dimitrakopoulos said adding that the overwhelming majority of the victims of trafficking, 78.43%, were women.
He noted that “the decline is not a coincidence but a result of the coordinated and targeted actions of the Greek police, which is a key link in the Europol chain for the elimination of the phenomenon. ”
Concerning rape victims, he noted that of the incidents reported and recorded in the period 2014-2018, the overwhelming majority of 77.21% are again women.