In the last four femicides they represent more than 1/4 of the murders. And if the number as a whole is down sharply (from 2011 to 2016 was reduced by approximately 39%) is not just the case for homicides with female victims (14%).

This is the picture that emerged from the report of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on femicide and gender violence. The data say that diminish the sexual violence crimes reported – about 12% – and in the first nine months of 2017 there was a slight, further decline (-0.2%), while increasing complaints of stalking and ill-treatment (the first increased by 45% from 2011).

Even the ill-treatment show a progressive increase in complaints: from 9,294 cases in 2011 has reached more than 14,000 cases in 2016. As for 2017, there was a 9.7% drop in reported cases in the first nine months compared however the same months of 2016. the report also showed that about a quarter of complaints filed against individuals known to be stored.

The action taken by the investigative agencies, in these cases, may prove crucial as the detective helps the victim to collect all the legally valid evidentiary material to prove, in court, the guilt of the stalker.

For several years, Phersei established the observatory on violence that among the various types of violence that studies, is in fact also deals with violence against women. It is a body that, thanks to the professionalism of experts from different backgrounds and expertise, carries out analysis and research on violent behavior of various kinds, in order to combat them effectively with a scientific approach. This new reality, which to date has no equal in the national scene, studying and circumscribes carefully all the facts, for various reasons, have to do with the daily violence, analyzing not only the protagonists of the cases (perpetrator and victim) but also the socio-cultural contexts in which these behaviors occur.