Italy least violent country in EU says rights agency

Just 3% have experienced violence in last five years - report

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 19 - Italy is the least violent country in the European Union along with Malta, according to a report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights that was released on Friday.
    The report said only 3% of the people it surveyed in Italy said they had experienced physical violence in the last five years, compared to an EU average of 9%.
    The rate was highest in Estonia (18%), Finland (16%) and the Czech Republic (16%). It said 17% of people in Italy had experienced acts of harassment in the last five years, compared to an EU average of 41%.
    However, the report said that 70% of the women who suffered harassment did not report it. (ANSA).
   

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