Italy: adult prison population 2018, by leading type of crime and nationality

This statistic shows the number of prisoners held in institutions for adults (18 years and over) in 2018, by type of crime and citizenship. The leading cause of imprisonment for both Italian citizens and foreign countries´ citizens was drugs and psychotropic substances, respectively 13 and 7 million people.

Adult prison population in Italy in 2018, by leading type of crime and nationality

Italian citizenshipForeign countries
Drugs and psychotropic substances 13,1947,886
Robbery 12,8624,848
Receiving of stolen goods 9,4052,171
Offences of theft 8,5664,661
Mafia-style organized crime 7,203108
Extortion 7,086723
Wilful murder 6,9402,077
Voluntary bodily harm 6,7214,067
Offences against the justice system 5,6841,188
Private violence, threat 5,3441,941
Violence, insult against a public officer, resistance to a public officer 4,5903,280
Counterfeiting acts and persons 2,7121,477
Criminal association 2,197773
Property damage 2,177810
Maltreatment in the family or against children 2,075760
Offences of sexual violence 2,0281,345
Crimes of fraud 1,710121
Offences against public safety 1,300165
Offences against religions and the deceased 955107
Solicitation of prostitution, exploitation, aiding and abetting of prostitution159487
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Sources

Release date

February 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Data refers to the number of prisoners held in institutions for adults (18 years and over).

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