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1 in 4 Italian firms hit by white-collar crime

Rate below global average, but on the rise

19 February, 13:26
1 in 4 Italian firms hit by white-collar crime (ANSA) - Milan, February 19 - A quarter of Italian businesses are victims of white-collar crime, up from 17% two years ago, the audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Wednesday.

Damages to Italian firms ranged from one to 75 million euros in most cases. The survey also found that corruption and other economic crimes were almost always committed by male senior managers aged 41-50 years old. PwC's Global Crime Survey 2014 found that Italy's white-collar-crime rate was below the global average of one business in three.

The survey was based on 5,000 interviews in 95 countries and involved 101 Italian businesses.

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