About 7% of the resident population – immigrants – generates almost 36% of inmates. Five times their presence.
The Italians on the other hand, with 93% of residents, generate less than 65% of the prison population, about 0.7 times the incidence in the general population.
The evidence of the numbers tells us that immigrants have a propensity to crime that is about 7 times that of the Italians.
In some regions, those of the center-north, the percentage of immigrants in the total number of prisoners is shocking, and follows their greater presence than the southern regions. Out of control the situation in a region like Tuscany, having fewer immigrants – as a percentage – of Lombardy, but has a higher incidence in their prisons.
Foreigners also represent 43% of new admissions to prison, since updated.
Over the last 11 years the amount of the prison population has increased by 25.8%, exclusively due to immigrants.
If immigration were not correlated with crime, the prison population should “mimic” perfectly with the general: immigrants 7%, Italian 93%. It does not.
In 2000, immigrants accounted for 29% of inmates.
Of course, these numbers do not take into account the ethnic Roma and Sinti detainees classified as “Italian.”