Administration of Justice

Istituto Nazionale di  Statistica - (National Statistical Institute)

Population statistics, economic indicators, and poverty reports are available at this site. Also includes a link to IMF’s statistical pages. In English.

Italy Detention Profile - Global Detention Project

"No other country in Europe was impacted as dramatically by the “Arab Spring” as Italy, which saw tens of thousands of North African migrants arrive at its shores. The country’s response to the situation—which included claiming a state of emergency, “pushing back” migrants interdicted at sea, and boosting detention operations—became the focus of international attention, drawing rebuke from numerous human rights and humanitarian agencies. The country’s detention and deportation practices have has also been at the centre of several recent ground-breaking legal cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. Notwithstanding the growing polemic over its treatment of migrants, Italy continues to pursue a number of controversial practices, including confining non-citizens in border facilities that do not appear to be recognized in Italian law, signing new agreements with Libya to “curtail” migration, and allegedly deporting people to Greece before they are able to apply for asylum."

National Criminal Justice Profiles

Contains information on the criminal justice system of Italy.

Prison Statistics

Provides statistics on prisons as well as organizational charts.

The World Factbook (CIA)

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Italy. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Italy

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Italy. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Italy. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Italy
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Italy

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Italy, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Juvenile Justice

First Report on Youth Delinquency in Italy

This is a summary report published by the Juvenile Justice Department (JJD) of the Ministry of Justice of Italy in December 2008. This report provides the latest available data on children in conflict with the law for the period of 2001 - 2006. This link opens up the English translation of the summary in a Word document.

Police & Law Enforcement

Crimes reported by the Police Forces (Year 2008)

"The survey, a short descriptive note of which is attached, indicates the totality of crimes committed by either known or unknown criminals that were reported by the Police Forces to the Judicial Authority."

Research & Statistics

Annual Statistics of Italy
These reports, in Italian, offer a wide variety of statistics on Italy, including Justice.

Italy in Figures
These reports,"divided into different themes, describes the main economic, demographic, social and territorial aspects of Italy as well as some basic habits and behaviors of its population.