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Italy: Six percent of Italians were crime victims

Rome, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Almost six percent of Italians were victims of a crime in 2008 and 2009, with theft of personal property leading the list of infractions, according to a report by state statistics agency Istat released on Monday.

Threats lead violent crimes, while muggings and is the most prevalent offence against personal property during the two-year period, according to the report.

Most so-called offences against the family involved infractions that affected homes, means of transport and animals with robbery or attempted robbery, vandalism and animal abuse leading the list respectively. Sixteen percent of Italian families were affected.

The study can serve as a warning to be especially vigilant using public transportation. More than 33 percent of pickpocketing crimes happen on the bus.




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