Violence against minors up 3% in 2018

5,990 child victims last year says Terre des Hommes

(ANSA) - Rome, October 10 - In 2018 5,990 minors were the victims of violent crime in Italy, up 3% with respect to 2017, according to a report released by the Terre des Hommes NGO on Friday. It said that in 59.4% of the cases the victim was a girl. The report said a third of the victims had suffered abuse within the family home. It said 16 minors were killed in homicides in 2018, down from 22 in 2017.
   

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