4,633 charged for domestic violence in 2020 throughout Georgia

  • Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze said combatting domestic and gender-based violence remains one of the main priorities of the Prosecutor’s Office. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 12 Jan 2021 - 18:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

4,633 individuals were charged for domestic violence and crimes throughout Georgia in 2020, which is 5.4 per cent more compared to the  previous year, Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze said while presenting his body’s annual report today.

Shotadze said combatting domestic and gender-based violence remains one of the main priorities of the Prosecutor’s Office.

In 2020, 178 women were the victims of gender-based violence in Georgia, which is 58 more compared to the previous year.

Shotadze noted that the ‘motive of gender discrimination’ was revealed in hundreds of crimes in 2020 throughout Georgia.

In 2020 there were 20 attempted murders of women in Georgia.

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