Senaste preliminära uppskattningar från FN:s organ mot narkotika och kriminalitet, UNODC, presenterades 25 november, på internationella dagen mot våld mot kvinnor. Dessa är målande exempel av läget i 34 av UNOD:s medlemsländer, i alla geografiska regioner:
The reporting of rape and sexual assault to authorities decreased, suggesting a reduction in reporting violence to criminal justice institutions and a possible decrease in the number of incidents outside the domestic sphere.
More women reached out to helplines. The increase in calls was greater where measures were more stringent.
Overall, the impact varied across countries. Where changes were identifiable during lockdowns, the situation rapidly reverted to its alarming prepandemic level once measures were relaxed.