Newly released statistical data from Italy’s national police force show that approximately one fifth – twenty percent – of all the arrests made in the country during 2018 were of foreigners.
According to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, the crime report asserted that of the 5,173 individuals who were arrested by Italy’s police force in 2018, 990 of them were foreign-born nationals.
In the report, the police included that of the foreign-born nationals who were arrested, Nigerian and Albanian nationals were the largest groups represented in the statistics, followed only by Moroccans, Romanians, and Tunisians.
The amount of arrests – about one in five – contrasts drastically with the percentage of the entire foreign-born population living in the country which sits at a mere 8.7 percent or below one in ten, as per Italy’s official demographic statistics.
In recent years, Italy has developed significant issues with Nigerian mafia gangs. A large scale bust in February showed that one of the mafia groups was employing occult voodoo rituals and threats of violence to maintain trafficked sex workers conforming to their tyrannical orders.
The busted mafia gang was later shown to be a small piece of a much larger crime network out of Nigeria and Libya which would organize the illegal trafficking of women into Italy so that they could later be made to work on the street as sex slaves.
Last year, Alessandro Meluzzi, an Italian criminologist helped to make public the extraordinary brutality of the Nigerian gangs when it was uncovered that the number one suspect in the barbarous murder and dismemberment of Italian teenager Pamela Mastropietro had been a Nigerian drug dealer with links to Nigerian organized crime.
Meluzzi, who was involved first hand with the case, had this to say about those involved with Nigerian organized crime: “What we have seen in the case of Pamela are the same methods the Nigerian mafia systematically employs in Nigeria and elsewhere. It is a routine to cut victims into pieces and, in some cases, to eat parts of their bodies. ”
Although the number of foreigners arrested stands at one-fifth of the total national arrests, the actual percentage of crimes believed to be committed by foreign nationals in Italy is substantially greater, according to report in 2018 that asserted that as many as one in three crimes are carried out by non-Italians.
Italy’s de-facto leader Matteo Salvini has been one of the only Western leaders to take significant action to curb mass immigration, to limit crime committed by foreigners, and to protect his fellow countrymen against 3rd world invaders.