And Roquetas de Mar is the hotbed of the plague – it is the large city with the greatest number of reported crimes per head of population in the country.
Between 2003 and 2018, there was an average of 5.4 murders of a spouse per 100,000 head of population in the province. Granda was number two in the ranking, with an average of 3.8
Looking at the rankings of cities with more than 50,000 people, Roquetas led the national list with an average of 8.7 murders per 100,000 people. Some place I’d never heard of in Madrid (Collado Villalba, please don’t write in to tell me it’s lovely) was second.
Read this news report for all the boring stats.
Anyway, there were 36 murders at the hands of a spouse in the province between January 2003 and Abril 2019 (sic – although the story says the actual report only goes up to 2018?)
23 murders were committed by Spanish men and the rest by foreigners. It’s worth pointing out that under the skewed statistical system, it appears that murders of husbands by women either don’t happen, or aren’t counted in the violencia de genero system.
Only seven of these cases had denounced their husbands, and only three had protection orders.
19 husbands were arrested; 10 committed suicide and the other seven handed themselves into the authorities.
Call 016 for anonymous denouncement of gender violence.
But as I said in the linked article, until Spanish politicians actually get off their fat asses and try to change the macho society, all they are doing is giving jobs to the girls. But it’s far easier to bankroll several hundred thousand people across the country and say happy words then actually do anything.