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Population size: 

38,964 (2019) [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

33 cases of violence against women in 2019 recorded by the police.

1 in 2 cases are committed at the home of the victim or perpetrator.[2]

Statistics show that less than 40% of women who are experiencing violence actually seek help. Those who do tend to turn to friends and family members, and very few seek the help of police.[3]

The average age of female victims of violence committed in Monaco was 37 years, while the average age of perpetrators was 42. Nearly 60% of cases involved physical abuse, and 25% involved sexual abuse. The other incidents involved psychological abuse or harassment. 1 in 2 incidents occurred in the home of the victim or perpetrator. 58% of violent acts were committed by the victim’s spouse or former spouse. 74% of violent incidents committed in Monaco in 2019 resulted in a complaint being filed.[4]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

According to Céline Cottalorda, Monaco’s authorities are yet to report any significant rise in cases. “Since the start of confinement, social services have not been aware of any specific situations of domestic violence, nor has the Association for the Assistance of Victims of Criminal Offenses (AVIP),” said Ms Cottalorda. “Police have also not seen an increase in the number of cases.” But it is unlikely that Monaco is immune to the phenomenon.[5]