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Report Data - Italy - 2017

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1111 Not available Not available
2017 1048 613 40
2016 736 424 31
2015 555 Not available Not available
2014 596 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

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.

ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Italy has not reported the numbers of prosecuted and information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Developments
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The Criminal Code's hate crime provisions were amended to correspond with EU law requirements.

A working group, "Permanent board to combat hate crime and hate speech", was set up at the Ministry of Justice with wide participation of civil society in order to provide advice on required measures to address hate crimes.

The Observatory for Security against Acts of Discrimination (OSCAD) has been tasked by the Chief of Police to focus its work on the implementation of a communication campaign to prevent hate crimes and continued training activities on hate crimes for the Carabinieri Corps and the National Police.

OSCAD has continued training police officers, in co-operation with the National Police, Carabinieri Corps and national Forestry Corps. OSCAD has developed e-learning modules on hate crimes, put in use by the National Police territorial units in charge of training efforts.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
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This category includes crimes registered in the SDI database with a bias against race/colour of skin, ethnicity, Roma and Sinti, nationality, language, anti-Semitic crimes, Muslims and members of other religions.

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Reports
Organization Report 

This category also includes incidents motivated by bias against sex/gender. This information is based on reports received by the Observatory for Security against Acts of Discrimination (OSCAD).

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Reports
Organization Report 

This information consists of 63 reports received by the Observatory for Security against Acts of Discrimination (OSCAD) and 94 incidents registered in the SDI database.