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Phew! Pickpocketing in Italy has declined significantly

The new statistics come from Il Sole 24 Ore‘s annual crime report, formed on sum supposing to a financial daily by a Interior Ministry.

Overall, Italy saw a dump in a sum series of crimes reported, down 4.5 percent from 2.8 million to 2.7 million. This followed a 2.7 percent decrease in 2014, after 3 years of solid increase. 

However, that still leaves 7,500 crimes reported any day, including hundreds of instances of pickpocketing.

While pickpocketing altogether was down by 3.6 percent compared to final year, there were still 173,000 reported incidents.

The northern cities of Rimini (1071 crimes reported per 100,000 inhabitants), Bologna (876) and Milan (800) had a many light-fingered thieves, while a Sardinian city of Oristano saw only 18 pockets picked per 100,000 inhabitants.

Increased pickpocketing in some cities

Rimini competence lay explain to a tip series of pickpockets, though it was Parma that saw a biggest year-on-year boost in a crime, during 26 percent.

Other cities bucking a trend, with increasing occurrence of pickpocketing, were Pisa (15 percent), Modena (13 percent) and Naples (11 percent).

Naples also came on tip for some-more aroused forms of theft. The southern city reported 195 armed robberies per 100,000 inhabitants, a rate some-more than outing a inhabitant average, while a rate of bag snatching was roughly as high.

Although a infancy of forms of crimes saw a decline, a few had increasing given 2014; online scams and rascal were adult by 8.8 percent compared to 2014, while coercion had risen by 20 percent.

Overall, Oristano came out as a safest place in Italy, with  the fewest crimes reported per 100,000 inhabitants. It was followed by Pordenone in northeast Italy and Rieti in a centre of a country.

At a other finish of a scale, Rimini, Milan, Bologna and Turin saw a many crimes reported, with a collateral Rome entrance in fifth.

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Article source: https://www.thelocal.it/20161007/pickpocketing-in-italy-has-declined