Agressão física contra a mulher na região oeste da Bahia: registros de casos periciados no necrotério da 11ª Coordenação Regional de Polícia Técnica (11ª CRPT) de Barreiras (Bahia, Brasil) entre 2012 e 2016
The aim of this study was to know the characteristics of the aggressions suffered by women victims of violence in Barreiras (Bahia) between the years 2012 and 2016, generating statistical data that can be used in public policies aimed at preventing and reducing violence against women. A total of 2,188 cases of violence were reported from January 2012 to December 2016. The socio-demographic profile indicates that the woman who is a victim of violence is 30 years-old, single, "parda", housewife, lives in Barreiras and has only completed elementary education. While the aggressor is male and someone known to his victim, acts using any instruments, usually on Sundays and at night, reaching the woman especially in the upper limbs and face. There is a need for more effective public policies and actions, especially focused in the woman with the characteristics specified in this profile, with the objective of clarifying, welcoming and empowering them.