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Prison population in Italy H1 2020, by crime type

As of June 2020, 30.5 thousand prisoners were incarcerated for property crime. According to data, property crime was the most common crime charged. Moreover, 23 thousand individuals were convicted of crime against the person, whereas roughly 19 thousand inmates committed drug-related crimes.
As of August 2020, the number of prisoners in Italy was 53.9 thousand. Data related to the age of prisoners show that individuals aged between 50 and 59 years made up the largest group of incarcerated population in Italy.

Prison population in Italy in the 1st half of 2020, by crime type

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

H1 2020

Supplementary notes

* The data reported for each category corresponds exactly to the number of people convicted for the crime. Whenever a person is convicted of more than one crime, he/she is ascribed in every category. This means that each category must be considered on its own.
** Art. 416-bis Italian Criminal Code
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