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82 women killed this year, 42 by partners or exes

Slight fall on 2021, rapes up 9% to 4,416

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 22 - Some 82 women have been killed in the first nine months of this year, 42 by partners or exes, Italian police said on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Tuesday.
    Over half of them, 42, were murdered by their current or former partners, said the third inter-force report, title Prejudice And Violence Against Women.
    The total was 9% down on last year's 90.
    Cases of sexual violence were 9% up at 4,416, with women accounting for 92% of the victims, the report said.
    Italian police chief Lamberto Giannini said officers should be "more welcoming" to women who report violence.
    Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi vowed to boost norms against violence against women. (ANSA).
   

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