AUSTRALIA — AUSTRIA has the highest number of homicides committed against women and girls in the world, with 1,788 deaths reported so far in 2017, according to new data released Thursday by the United Nations.
The country has the most reported homicide in the Western world, surpassing Afghanistan, which has 714.
But the new figures show a worrying trend, with more than 100 people killed by men or boys every day.
“We are seeing this worrying trend of violence in the relationship between men and boys,” U.N. Women’s Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, Sara Leibowitz, said.
In Australia, the most common perpetrators are young men and young boys, according the U.S. Census Bureau, but the data shows men and girls also tend to be victims.
Women and girls, in particular, are disproportionately affected by violence against men.
The report shows that the homicide rate for men aged 15 to 24 has more than doubled in the past two decades, while that for women in that age group has almost doubled.
Men also are more likely to be murdered than women.
Australia’s homicide rate has doubled in less than two decades: http://t.co/y0n0pWzJHgpic.twitter.com/9HVV1wX6JZ — ABC News (@ABC) July 10, 2018 “The trend in violence against males is not just concerning for Australia, it is also a global trend, and we are seeing it across the globe,” Leibovitz said.
The United Nations has warned of the “worryingly high” number of victims of violence committed against girls and women.
“There is no doubt that we have seen the trend in men committing violence against girls over the past few decades, with men being more likely than women to be killed,” U,N.
Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement.
At least two-thirds of the reported deaths have occurred in South Asia and Central Asia, and in most cases in the rural communities.
More than half the homicides were committed by males, with nearly a quarter of all deaths reported to have occurred against women.
Women make up more than half of the world’s population, but are under-represented in political, economic and legal institutions.
According to the latest census, there are more than one billion people in the U,S., the U., Canada and Mexico, with an estimated 1.2 billion women in the total.
And a report published Thursday by Amnesty International, based on data from more than 300 countries, shows that women are more vulnerable to violence in those countries than men.
In the U.’s U.K., for example, there were 472 female-on-male homicides in 2017.
The data also shows that there were 846 female-to-male homicide victims in Mexico and Canada.
In Australia’s largest city, Sydney, more than 40% of all homicides reported to police in 2017 were committed against males.
A spokesman for the Attorney-General’s Department, Luke Beveridge, said that while the numbers are alarming, the data “does not show a disproportionate number of violence occurring against women.”
The latest data also show that in 2017 alone, more women were murdered in the United States than men were.
For example, more men than women were killed by other means, including being shot, strangled, stabbed, burned or strangled.
But it is a different story in New Zealand.
More than 1,000 New Zealanders were murdered by males last year.
Males made up more of the victims of homicide than women, but that is no surprise given the country has a high proportion of women aged 18 to 34.
In all, there have been more than 1.6 million reported killings of males and females in the country so far this year.