New figures released by Italy’s Interior Ministry have revealed that 42 per cent of rapes in the country are carried out by migrants.
The numbers show that Italian women are more likely to be victims of sexual harassment or so-called “minor sexual assaults” than foreign women are, but that migrant women are slightly more likely to experience major sex crimes like violent rape.
“The rapes were committed in 62.7% of cases by partners, in 3.6% by relatives and in 9.4% by friends,” reports Il Giornale.
The numbers are similar in many other European countries that have accepted large numbers of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.
Figures released last year found that 58 per cent of convicted rapists and 85 per cent of all convicted assault rapists in Sweden were born outside of Europe.