Italy regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Italy's Criminal Code contains general penalty enhancement and substantive offence provisions. Hate crime data are collected by law enforcement authorities and the Ministry of Interior. Data are not made publicly available.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Lunaria reported seven people killed, 58 other cases of racist violence targeting immigrants and refugees, and 11 cases in which property was damaged. Lunaria stated that the groups targeted most often included citizens of Bangladesh and Romania. The EveryOne Group documented 51 cases of racist violence against migrants and Roma.read more ›
Lunaria reported 20 alleged hate crimes targeting Roma from January to July 2009.read more ›
The Stephen Roth Institute reported eight violent anti-Semitic incidents.read more ›
Lunaria reported two incidents against Muslims.read more ›
Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported the murders of six transgender persons. ILGA-Europe reported three incidents, including one case of assault, an attempted arson attack on a gay club, and one in which fire-crackers were thrown into a crowd. Arcigay reported ten murders, 38 assaults, seven attacks on property associated with LGBT persons and eight threats.read more ›
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, made a number of recommendations related to addressing racism and xenophobia, and specifically encouraged Italy to improve legislation to combat racist crimes.
Holy See information
The Holy See reported the desecration of a cemetery.
No information is available.