Firenze, 30 settembre Ore 9.30 Sala Pegaso a Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, Piazza Duomo
CRIME AND SECURITY IN ITALY AND TUSCANY – DATA AND TRENDS OF SOME CRIMES
Tuscany Region and FISU organize in Florence the conference “Crime and security in Italy and Tuscany – Data and trends of some crimes”.
The conference will be attended, among others, by the Region Councillor for citizens security and legality culture Vittorio Bugli, the Mayor of Prato, Matteo Biffoni, the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Florence, Giuseppe Creazzo , the City of Florence Councillor for Urban Security and Municipal Police Federico Gianassi, the city of Lucca Councillor for Security Francesco Raspini and the President of FISU Mayor of Piacenza Paolo Dosi.
The program focuses on the report on crime published by FISU in 2015 and will be followed by a discussion on the specifics of crime in Tuscany.
Rossella Selmini, Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and President of the Criminology European Society, author of the report examined data relating to a very long period: 40/50 years for certain types of crimes. It ‘s indeed in the long period that trends can be seen and understood.
Data are mainly based on reports to the police and notably on the “SDI database”: a Survey system that collects information and complains, differentiating facts – crimes and events not sanctioned criminally – from measures – formal sanctions decided by authorities – and is therefore incomplete as many committed crimes are not reported to the police – see for instance the difference murder /sexual assault crimes.
Among the most interesting data this survey offers is the age of offenders. If in northern Italy the authors are mainly in the age-group between 14-15 and 24-25 years, in the south they tend to slather on broader age ranges, pointing out to more traditional crime forms.
Prevention needs to be targeted to specific social groups. The research aims therefore to provide local authorities with a tool that can support their actions, offering insights of crimes in the contexts in which they occur. A better knowledge of crime phenomena and authors in a specific territory make a conscious targeted prevention measure possible, beyond the western governments favorite one, over the last 10-15 years: video surveillance systems.