Italy: is the homicide rate falling for men, but not for women?

Laura Boldrini: “In 20 years the homicide rate for men has fallen by 75% while it has not changed for women”

Fact-check by Pagella Politica (Italy)

Laura Boldrini is the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and frequently comments on gender-related issues. In Italy the homicide rate for men is nearly twice as high than that for women: 1.1 per 100 000 men vs 0.58 per 100 000 women. That said the homicide rates for men has fallen significantly since the 1990s (it was at or above 4 per 100 000 people twenty years ago), while it has remained essentially unchanged for women. The statement is true.

Read the full fact-check (in Italian) here.

photo: By Alberto Gianera (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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