Crime in Italy at the time of the pandemic

Guido Travaini, Palmina Caruso, Isabella Merzagora

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BACKGROUND: The beginning of 2020 has been marked by a historic event of worldwide importance: the Coronavirus pandemic. This emergency has resulted in severe global problems affecting areas such as healthcare and the social and economic fields. What about crime?

PURPOSE OF THE WORK: The purpose of this work is to reflect about Italy and its crime rate at the time of Coronavirus.

METHODS: Some crimes will be analysed (the "conventional" ones only, ruling out health-related offences) in the light of data resulting from Ministries and Europol reports, as well as from newspapers and news.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The outcome will be explained, and some criminological remarks will be added.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalActa Biomed
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2020


  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology
  • Crime/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Italy/epidemiology
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology
  • SARS-CoV-2


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