Data and statistics in Hungary

Prevalence data and victim surveys

9 % of women in Hungary (18–74 years old) have been victims of physical and/or sexual violence in the 12 months before the survey interviews were conducted in 2012.

28% of women in Hungary experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or previous partner, or by any other person since the age of 15.

27% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an adult before the age of 15.

49% of women have experienced psychological violence (controlling behaviour, economic violence, abusive behaviour, blackmail whit / abuse of children, any psychological abuse) in their relationships.


Costs of domestic violence

Centred on 2012, the estimated annual cost of gender-based violence against women in Hungary was 4 445 259 75 EUR.

In the same year, intimate partner violence against women cost Hungary 2 147 967 883 EUR.


Age distribution of domestic violence

Both partner and non-partner violence have the highest prevalence in the youngest age group (18–29 years old). The exception to this result is the prevalence of partner violence since the age of 15, which is slightly higher among 30- to 59-year-old respondents than younger and older age groups

Details can be found in the table below:

More than one in three women (38%) aged between 18 and 29 years experienced sexual harassment in the 12 months before the survey, as well as almost one in five women (24 %) between 30 and 39 years of age (27%)

Details can be found in the diagram below:

Sexual harassment in the 12 months before the interview, by age group (%)

Number of deaths

31 women and 17 men were murdered by their partners / family members in 2011.

According to the report of Woman’s Right, altogether 40 women were murdered in Hungary between November 2017 and November 2018.

According to the minister of inferior, altogether 100 women (96: homicide, 4: physical harm causing death) were murdered by their partners / family members in 2015.

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