>> In 2013 the downward trend in voluntary homicides, both consumed and attempted, was confirmed.  In the European comparison, referred to year 2012, Italy, with 0.9 intentional homicide per 100,000 inhabitants, ranked below the Eu28 average (1.0 homicides).

>> Robberies reported to the judicial authorities in 2013 were nearly 44,000 (72.6 per 100,000 inhabitants), up by 2.6 percent over the previous year. The highest level of increase was registered in Campania with 173.3 robberies per 100,000 inhabitants

>> In 2013 over 1.5 million thefts were reported by the police to the judicial authority, with an increase of 17.3 percent compared to 2010.  In particular, mugging (bag-snatchings) and domestic burglary grew by 40.5 and 48.6 percent, respectively.

>> In 2012, criminal proceeding was initiated in Italy against 1,006 persons per 100,000 inhabitants, while 1,070 people saw their proceeding dismissed. The most frequent crimes reported for which criminal proceedings were initiated were theft and culpable injuries.

>> In 2012 convicted persons by felonies were 231,999, down by 3.0 percent with respect to 2011. Theft was the most frequent felony, which registered a further increase compared to 2011 (from 50.6 to 51.9 persons convicted per 100,000 inhabitants).

>> In 2014 the share of households perceiving a high crime risk in the area where they live decreased to 30.0, resuming the downward trend started in 2008.

>> At the end of 2013 prisoners held in institutions for adults were 62,536 units, 4.8 percent less than in 2012. In the course of 2014 a further impressive reduction of prisoners was expected (down by 17.5 percent in the first ten months).

>> In 2013 male homicides continued to decrease (the rate dropped from 4.4 percent in 1992 to 1.1 percent); killings of women, however, remained stable around 0.5 per 100,000 women. The majority of women were killed by partners or former partners (42.5 percent of cases).