Merida, Yucatan — In the first two months of the year, a woman who was beaten by her ““macho yucateco” was hospitalized every six hours, according to a Federal Health Ministry survey.
Yucatan ranks 14th nationally in domestic abuse so far this year, significantly surpassing Campeche and Quintana Roo, its neighboring states. Total hospitalizations increased 64.1 percent, with 233 hospitalizations connected to intrafamily violence.
Of the total, 226 of the victims are women.
Guanajuato ranks highest in domestic violence, with 10.06 percent of the total registered in the country, followed by the State of Mexico. States with the least violence against women are Colima, and Baja California Sur. The rankings were not adjusted for population.