The Dominican Republic

2022 (January-September 2022)

Victims of intentional homicide
Daily reports of intrafamily violence, 2021
Female violent death rate per 100,000 women (2021)

Key Data

  • Between January and September 2022, 199 more homicides were registered, as compared to the same period the previous year.
  • 89.0% of victims were male, 11.0% female
  • On average, records show 116 victims per month, 22 more victims per month compared to the same period the previous year.
  • 54 per cent of intentional homicides were committed using a firearm, 32 per cent with sharp weapons, and 12 per cent by other means, while the weapon is unknown in two per cent of the cases.
  • Provinces with highest occurrence: Santo Domingo (294 cases), Distrito Nacional (134 cases), Santiago (102 cases) and San Cristobal (57 cases).


  • In 2021, six in ten female homicides were typified as feminicide
  • In 2021, nine in ten female homicides that were typified as feminicide, resulted from intrafamily violence.​
  • Sharp weapons were the most used by perpetrators of feminicide, they were involved in four out of ten cases.


Source: Center for Analysis of Citizen Security Data (CADSECI), 2023; Office of the Public Defender of the Republic, 2022.


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