Organized crime-related femicide in Latin America | InSight Crime
Latin America is the region with the most female murders on earth, a phenomenon partly due to organized crime activities such as human trafficking and gang violence. This article from 2016 provides figures and covers this phenonomen at wide depth. Explanations include e.g. the impunity and huge profitability of human trafficking and the fact that women are considered to be the property of gang leaders.