MALAGA PROVINCE saw the second highest number of women die in suspected gender violence incidents during the first three months of this year of any in Spain, government figures show.
Data from the General Council of the Judiciary showed four women died in such cases from January to March this year. That is three higher than during the same period last year, according to the figures.
Malaga Province was second only to Barcelona in terms of the number of gender violence deaths.
Judicial figures also showed Malaga Province courts sentenced 135 men for gender violence crimes during the first quarter of this year. That is 15 more than were convicted between January and March 2018.
A total of 2,135 women reported being victims of gender violence throughout Spain in the first quarter of 2019. The equivalent figure for January to March 2018 was 1,965.