During the first quarter of 2021, the majority of calls were direct help requests by victims of violence. Physical and psychological abuse were the most common types of violence reported, usually happening inside the victim's own home. The vast majority of assaults were committed by male individuals, to which the victim was usually married.
1522 is a phone number set up by the Italian Ministry for Equal Opportunities to help and support gender violence and stalking victims. It is free, anonymous and works 24/7.