Comparison between prostitutes' and general women's homicides: The experience of the bureau of legal medicine of Milan and Hinterland over 26 years

Rachele Bianchi, Michele Boracchi, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Guendalina Gentile, Matteo Marchesi, Riccardo Zoja

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Abstract

We present a retrospective study of prostitutes' homicide in the Milanese area over a 26-year period (1993-2018), and compare the results with general women's homicides: 294 women were killed of whom 71 were prostitutes. In the general population, the type-victim is an Italian woman aged between 31 and 40 years suffering from no particular pathologies or drug dependence. Prostitutes are 10 years younger, mostly Italian, suffering from pathologies probably related to their activities. Prostitutes remain at high risk of violence, due to gaps in the crime prevention system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020

Keywords

  • forensic pathology
  • homicide
  • Prostitutes
  • violence against women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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