By: V4 Agency
Around half of all felonies are committed by people with an immigrant background, according to data released by Italy’s National Institute for Statistics. The numbers paint an even bleaker picture when it comes to sexual exploitation, where 90 per cent of all crimes are committed by migrants.
Nearly half of the serious crimes are committed by young foreigners in the 14-24 age group, according to data released by Italy’s National Institute for Statistics (ISTAT). In this age group, foreigners make up 9.6 percent of the population. Young immigrants commit 50.2 percent of thefts, 48.1 percent of robberies, and 47.7 percent of sexual violence.
In the smaller, 18-24 age group, foreigners make up 11.2% of the country’s population, yet they commit a whopping 89.7% of crimes involving exploitation of prostitution, 55.8% of cases involving sexual violence, 52.8% of robberies, 52.4% of thefts. ISTAT’s results also show that the number of crimes committed by foreigners has seen a steady rise in the last few decades. In 1990, foreigners represented 2.5% of those accused of crimes, with the same figure reaching 24% by 2009.
Because of the immigrants, public safety has drastically deteriorated in most Italian big cities, but migrant crime is also frequent in smaller towns. In Varese county, an armed Moroccan migrant gang has occupied a whole forest, from where they operate a drug-trading network.
“There are more than a dozen caves and chasms, which have been called drug caves for years, but the gang living in the woods has become increasingly violent in recent years.
Alessandro Volpini, the police chief of the town of Luino told journalists.
The gang works according to a well-defined hierarchy. Its bosses are the regional leaders, and the lieutenants under them are in charge of the dealers’ areas. The couriers, drug addicts and vagrants are all at the bottom. These enslaved people are often abused by the bosses. In one of two such recent cases a 25-year-old Moroccan man was tied to a tree and whipped for hours. The bosses broke his arm and cut off one of his ears. In another incident, a 40-year-old Italian man was treated with similar cruelty. He was left hanging from a tree branch for three hours after being beaten and threatened with a firearm. Both men were found by officers petrolling the forest.
However, migrants are also committing more and more crimes in Milan, where robberies, thefts, stabbings and rapes have become a daily occurrence. Locals are already afraid to go out after dark. The deplorable situation was recently highlighted by Chiara Ferragni.
“I am tormented and saddened by the ongoing violence in Milan. Every day, my friends and loved ones report being robbed at home, but also small shops are being robbed for the day’s revenue and people being held at gunpoint in the street,”
writes the popular influencer, who called on the city’s leftist mayor to intervene and put an end to the violence that has been raging in Milan for some time.
There are a number of large cities where illegal migrants are being offered municipal housing through expedited procedures, although there are long waiting lists across the whole country due to the housing crisis. The scheme, initiated by leftist Democratic Party Mayor Roberto Gualtieri, was repeatedly criticised by the Fratelli d’Italia party, which called on the city’s leftist leaders to change the new practice of giving preferential treatment to illegal migrants – many of whom are criminals – over Italian families.