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Survey on crimes against business in Italy (2007/2008)
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Fig. 1 Businesses declaring they have been victim to at least one of the various forms of crime in the past 12 months. Comparison between Southern Regions and Islands and Italy as a whole. Percentage of businesses interviewed in the same area. Year 2008

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Source: Transcrime Report N. 16 "Imprese Vittime di Criminalità in Italia"
(to be published)
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Fig. 2 Businesses declaring they have been victim to at least one of the various forms of crime in the past 12 months. Comparison between Southern Regions and Islands and Italy as a whole. Percentage of businesses interviewed in the same area. Year 2008

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Source: Transcrime Report N. 16 "Imprese Vittime di Criminalità in Italia"
(to be published)
The survey on crimes against business in Italy is the first sample survey conducted in the country in order to assess:
  1. the number and scope of crimes against business;
  2. the perception of risk by businesses;
  3. faith in law enforcement agencies.
Moreover, this type of survey made it possible to analyse crimes that are not usually reported to law enforcement agencies (dark number).

The survey consisted in interviews of 11.477 businesses representative of Italian businesses and focused, particularly, on the following crimes: theft, fraud, robbery, acts of vandalism, threats and intimidation, bribery, extortion and usury.

The survey also attempted to estimate the cost of crime for businesses and examined possible cases of infiltration by organized crime.

The survey's findings demonstrate that in Italy almost 4 businesses out of 10 had been victim to at least one crime during the 12 prior to the interview.

Related projects

2009 Study on the development of an EU Survey to assess the level and impact of crimes against business. Stage 2: Piloting the survey module.
 . Financed by: the European Commission.

2008 Study on the development of an EU Survey to assess the level and impact of crimes against business. Stage 1: Requirements gathering.
 . Financed by: the European Commission.


Related publications

G. Mugellini (edited by), Transcrime Report N. 16 "Imprese Vittime di Criminalità in Italia", 2012.


Press review

 . 29.07.11 Il Mondo: Transcrime in Europa studia i reati alle aziende (Transcrime studies crimes against business in Europe)

 . 28.04.11 - cattolicanews.it: Criminalità, quando l'impresa è vittima (Crime, when businesses are the victims)


Conferences

4 December 2009 (Bergamo, ITALY)
Giulia Mugellini took part in the Conference on usury with a presentation entitled: "L'impatto dell'usura: diffusione e costi sociali" (The impact of usury: scope and social costs).

9-12 September 2009 (Ljubljana, SLOVENIA)
Professor Savona and Giulia Mugellini took part in the 9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology with a presentation entitled: "From The Italian Business Victim Crime Survey to the European One".

16-18 June 2008 (Stockholm, SWEDEN)
Professor Savona and Giulia Mugellini participated in the Criminology Symposium with a presentation entitled: "A survey on crimes against business: from the Italian experience to a possible EU survey".

11-16 November 2008 (St. Louis, USA)
Giulia Mugellini participated in the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology with a presentation on "The first business victimisation survey in Italy: key findings".

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