New high for violence on minors in 2017

Terre des Hommes says there was a 8% increase last year

(ANSA) - Rome, October 10 - A new high was registered in cases of violence against minors in Italy in 2017, with 5,788 felonies last year, up 8% on the 5,383 committed in 2016, the Terre des Hommes NGO said in a report on Wednesday. It said the most commonly committed crime against children was abuse within the family, with 1,723 cases, up 6% on the previous year. The report said there were 699 cases of sexual violence - with girls the victims in 84% - up 18% on 2016.