Colosseum turns red for violence against women

According to the latest report of the Criminal Analysis Service of the Central Directorate of the Italian Police, so far in 2021, 103 women have been murdered in Italy compared to 100 in the same period last year.

This number represents about 40% of all murders committed in the country, which reached 252 compared to 256 in 2020.

Of the 103 women killed, 87 were murdered in the family-affective sphere, 60 of them by their partner or ex-partner, with an increase of 2 per cent over last year.

According to the same report, some 89 women are victims of gender violence every day in Italy, and in 62% of cases it is domestic abuse.

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