La corruzione in Italia

Corruption in Italy: the citizen’s point of view

For the first time, Istat introduced an ad hoc module on the Italian victimization survey: the Citizens' Safety Survey 2015-2016 in order to study corruption.

The phenomenon concerned 7.9% of households that received requests for money, favors, gifts or other in exchange for services or facilities (2.7% in the last 3 years, 1.2% in the last 12 months).

The overall indicator (7.9%) reached its maximum in Lazio (17.9%) and the minimum in the autonomous Province of Trento (2%), but the situation on the territory was very unequal depending on the areas of corruption.

Corruption concerned primarily the employment sector (3.2% of households), especially when searching for a job (2.7%).

Among the families involved in litigation, it is estimated that 2.9% received a request for money, gifts or favors by, for example, a judge, a prosecutor, a chancellor, a lawyer, a witness or others.
2.7% of families who have applied for welfare benefits (contributions, subsidies, social or popular housing, invalidity pensions or other benefits) are estimated to have received a request for money or favors.

In the health sector, corruption involved 2.4% of families who needed medical diagnostic tests, hospitalizations or surgeries.

2.1% of families had requests for money, gifts when were in contact with public offices; 1% when contacting law enforcement or army. In the field of education the percentage amounted to 0.6% of households.

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household, society, statistics report
Citizens' opinions, Population and households, Social participation
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Press release
Reference period
Year 2016
Date of publication
12 October 2017
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