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Press release

Homicide victims

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In 2018 homicides continued to decrease, except those with female victims.

In 2018, there were 345 homicides in Italy (357 in the previous year) with 212 male victims (22 less than in 2017) and 133 female victims (10 more). The number of murdered men was therefore greater, but declining, while the share of murdered women rose from 11% in 1990 to 38.6% in 2018.

Home proved to be the most dangerous place for women, as they were killed mostly by their partners or former partners (54.9%) and by other family members (24.8%); for men, it was the public space: 37.7% of men was murdered by unknown persons, while 33% was killed by unidentified persons.

Reference period: Year 2018

Date of Issue: 20 May 2020

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