It’s a startling number: according to Mexico’s National Citizen Femicide Observatory, six women are killed every day in the country.

Despite that alarming statistic, only 24 percent of those deaths are investigated, and only 1.6 percent of those cases lead to an arrest and sentencing from 2012 to 2013.

On this episode of Global Journalist, we look at what’s being called an “epidemic of violence.”

Our guests this week:

  • Stephen Woodman, a staff writer for the Guadalajara Reporter
  • Duncan Tucker, a freelance journalist who is a contributor to al-Jazeera English and other news outlets
  • Pedro Albuquerque, an associate professor at KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France. Previously he researched crime in cities along the U.S. – Mexico border at Texas A&M University.