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Number of homicides in Italy 2011-2020

The most recent report of the Italian Ministry of the Interior reveals that between August 2019 and July 2020, 278 homicides were committed in Italy. The number of homicides was lower compared to the previous years. Overall, more than 1.9 million criminal acts were reported in Italy between August 2019 and July 2020.


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 2017, 14 women every ten million female inhabitants in Italy were killed by their partner.

Crime in Italy

In 2017, the most common crime in Italy was theft. The police reported roughly 12.3 million cases of this delinquency to the juridical authority, with the highest theft rate in the province of Milan.

Total number of homicides in Italy from August 2011 to July 2020

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Release date

August 2020



Survey time period

August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2020

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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