Ranking of the 10 Cities more Dangerous in Italy

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National security is one of the building blocks of a well-functioning country. In Italy, unfortunately, criminal episodes happen a bit throughout Italy, and in this regard a ranking of Italian cities considered more dangerous.
The ranking is based on data provided by the Public Security Department of the Ministry of the Interior, which analyzes the number of crimes reported during the year.

In the first places stand out large cities, where not only a high number of inhabitants reside, but also where tourism is increasingly flourishing, thus making the connection between criminal phenomena and the intense presence of tourists clearly emerge.
Considering the criterion of the crimes reported, it must be assumed that cities in which crimes occur, even constantly, without being reported to the authorities could be excluded from the ranking.
So let's see what they are the 10 most dangerous cities in Italy, alongside the relative number of registered complaints (per 100 thousand inhabitants).

10 - Genoa, 4.732 complaints

Here the reported complaints concern episodes mainly related to thefts, it is the case of thefts with tear, as many as 279 reports, of thefts with dexterity, which reach 4.504 reports, thefts from homes, 2.384, thefts in commercial establishments, 1.682, and cars 447 complaints.

Robberies are quite widespread, the number of crimes related to drugs and computer fraud is very high, and the data on sexual violence is also worrying, with almost a hundred complaints. Usury and extortion are not common crimes.

9 - Imperia, 4.799 complaints

Complaints for attempted murders and fires make the Ligurian city of Imperia rise in the ranking. Another large number concerns computer fraud crimes, which are constantly increasing. Complaints for sexual violence rise to 24. Then follow those for robberies, 118, muggings, theft in apartments, 932 complaints and in shops, 356. The issue linked to usury is marginal, which registered only one complaint, but unfortunately in this case it is necessary to consider a whole series of submerged situations, linked to the fear that prevents victims from reporting.

8 - Livorno, 4.924 complaints

A substantial number of complaints for drug-related offenses and 215 complaints per 100 inhabitants for crimes of theft in commercial establishments. In Livorno there is also no shortage of complaints for criminal associations and sexual violence, which explain the eighth position in the ranking of the Tuscan city, while the attempted murders and usury activities are minor.

7 - Prato, 5.176 complaints

The highest number of complaints in Prato is related to drugs, 109 for every 100 inhabitants. Complaints about theft with dexterity, theft by ripping, robbery and theft in shops and homes follow consistently. Less worrying numbers concern the complaints of voluntary homicides and money laundering and use.

6 - Rome, 5.201 complaints

The capital is certainly the city with the highest rate of complaints relating to the production, trafficking and dealing of drugs, with 117,6 complaints per 100 inhabitants. High numbers also for theft with dexterity, theft with tear, theft of cars and thefts in shops. Other alarming data concern complaints for sexual violence, robberies, but also for mafia activities, from usury, to money laundering, from extortion to criminal associations.

5 - Turin, 5.339 complaints

It seems to be the favorite city of thieves, many complaints have been made for crimes of various types of theft, damaging homes, businesses, up to cars. High numbers also for robberies, 79,6 complaints per 100 thousand inhabitants, and 418,5 complaints for scams and computer fraud, one of the highest figures in Italy. Then follow the crimes related to drugs and sexual violence.

4 - Bologna, 6.233 complaints

There were 14,9 complaints of sexual violence per 100 inhabitants, a figure that is constantly increasing. The city is also the one in which there are more thefts with dexterity, thefts from homes and businesses, 67,8 complaints for robberies, and 411,9 complaints for scams and computer fraud. Other crimes regularly committed in the Emilian capital are linked to drugs, extortion and criminal associations.

3 - Florence, 6.252 complaints

The Florentine capital appears on the podium, which is also the city with the primacy of the highest number of complaints for money laundering and use, with 22 complaints per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Florence is also home to crimes related to theft with dexterity, like many tourist cities, 817,3 reports per 100 thousand inhabitants, there is no shortage of thefts from homes and businesses. In addition, reports of sexual violence are 14,4, a figure considered to be on the rise.

2 - Rimini, 6.430 complaints

Second place for Rimini, which is close to several records, between complaints of sexual violence on the rise, and complaints for theft with ripping, so in both cases it is among the first cities in Italy. Several complaints then concern crimes such as theft by ripping, thefts from homes and businesses, thefts of cars and robberies. There are few complaints for criminal associations, but high ones for extortion, 25,7 per 100 thousand inhabitants and for activities related to drugs, 88,2 complaints.

1 - Milan, 7.013 complaints

It is the most dangerous Italian city, in which 7.017 complaints have been registered for every 100 inhabitants. In particular, it is the first city with the most complaints for crimes of theft with dexterity and thefts in commercial establishments, it is the second for theft by snatching, robberies and scams and computer fraud.

It ranks third for reports of infanticide and extortion crimes and fourth for sexual violence. It also occupies high positions for reports of car thefts and fires, and reports of mafia-type associations increase.

Curiosities about the most dangerous cities in Italy

  • City with more complaints for voluntary killings: Vibo Valentia
  • City with the most reports of sexual violence: Trieste
  • City with the most complaints for theft and robbery: Naples
  • City with the most complaints for scams and computer fraud: Trieste
  • City with more complaints for infanticides: Salerno
  • City with more complaints for theft with dexterity: Milan
  • City with the most complaints for drug production and dealing: Rome
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