Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Tackling abuse Rise in domestic violence deaths

Over the past year, 35 people have died in Switzerland as the result of domestic violence. The figure has risen steadily since 2009. Per head of population, the rate is higher than in France, where there were 160 fatalities in 2010.

4,471 cases of violence were investigated in Switzerland in 2011. In canton Thurgau alone, police were called out 720 times. This reflects a global problem. In the 27 European states, it’s estimated that one to two women are victimised daily.


Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!