Human Rights Watch reported a series of attacks by groups on migrant workers in January. The organization reported that many crimes occurred, including the serious physical injury of 11 African workers, ten physical assaults and one arson attack.
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Report Data - Italy - 2010
The Criminal Code's hate crime provisions were amended to correspond with the requirements of EU law. Consequently, changes to the aggravating circumstance provision preclude the bias motivation aggravation to be balanced against other, mitigating circumstances.
The Observatory for Security against Acts of Discrimination (OSCAD) continued to conduct training activities on hate crimes for a broad target group, including different ranks of the Carabinieri Corps and the National Police. This has also included the cascading of ODIHR's TAHCLE programme.
Arcigay reported two murders; one case of attempted murder; 15 physical assaults, eight of which involved serious bodily harm; three cases of damage to property; and nine cases of graffiti on property. Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported the murders of four transgender people.
Official figures record 23 hate crimes under the category of “racism” and ten hate crimes under the category of “xenophobia”.