Number of murders in Italy 2011-2019

The most recent report of the Italian Ministry of the Interior reveals that between August 2018 and July 2019, 307 murders were committed in Italy. The number of homicides was lower in comparison to the murders registered in the previous years. Overall, more than 2.24 million criminal acts were reported in Italy between August 2017 and July 2018.


Femicide, a homicide in which a woman is killed for gender-based reasons, poses a serious problem around the world. In 2018, roughly one in six Italians believed that femicide was on the rise. Women, victims of homicide, are often related to the culprit; in 2016, more than a half of female victims was killed by the partner or ex-partner, whereas 22.1 percent was murdered by another relative.

Crime in Italy

In 2016, the most common crime in Italy was theft – the police reported roughly 1.35 million cases of this delinquency to the juridical authority, with the highest theft rate in the provinces of Rimini and Milan.

Total number of murders in Italy from August 2011 to July 2019*

Number of murders
August 2011- July 2012555
August 2012- July 2013521
August 2013- July 2014493
August 2014- July 2015449
August 2015- July 2016398
August 2016 - July 2017371
August 2017 - July 2018357
August 2018 - July 2019*307
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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2019

Supplementary notes

*Not consolidate data
Data for years before August 2018 have been taken from previous publications by the same source.

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