Society

Crime, security and internal stability

In 2008 criminality in Turin has decreased:
– Crimes: -16.9%
– Thefts: -26.8%
– Pickpockets: -32.3%
– Robberies: -23.8%
– Drugs crimes: -10.8%
– Frauds: -29%
www.interno.it
The activity of surveillance, prevention and repression in both administrative and criminal areas belong to the municipal police (Polizia Municipale). They work on a shift basis 24 hours a day, 7 days out of 7.
www.comune.torino.it/vigiliurbani/poliziamunicipale

State Police: civilian police force under the authority of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. They prevent and tackle offences and deal with the bureaucratic procedures in order to obtain residence permits and tourist visas. In each of the 107 provincial capitals of Italy there is a local Police Headquarters (Questura).
www.poliziadistato.it

Carabinieri: originally (1814) they were the King’s bodyguards. Today they are a military corps under the authority of the Ministry of Defence. They safeguard public order.
www.carabinieri.it
According to the “Political Risk Map 2009” (Aon Risk Service) Italian internal stability is in a low risk level.

Corruption

According to the first “Map of corruption in Italy”, during 2007 in Piedmont:
– Fraud crimes (in order to get public supply): +1000%
– Embezzlement: 3 verdicts
– Graft: 1 verdict
– Corruption: 18 verdicts
www.anticorruzione.it

Foreign presence

In Turin there are 115,809 foreign residents.
– 52,571 of them are from the E.U. (the biggest community is the Rumanian, 47,771 people)
– 11,022 come from other European countries
– 30,169 are from Africa
– 12,441 from America
– 9,512 from Asia
– 32 from Oceania
The biggest concentration of foreign people is in the quarter of Monterosa.

Media

TV: From 24th September to 9th October 2009 in the whole region all the tv channels will switch from analogue to DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television).
Local TV: Primantenna – Quarta Rete – Rete 7 – Telesubalpina – Videogruppo
Radio: Radio Centro 95 97.000 – Radio Flash 97.600 – Radio Manila 100.750 – Radio Veronica One 93.600
National Press: La Stampa – Tuttosport
Local Press: Il Giornale del Piemonte – Sprint e Sport – La Nuova Voce di Torino
International Newspapers available in Tutin:
– Argentina: Clarin; La Nacion – Belgium: Le Soir
– Brasil: Jornal do Brasil
– France: Le Monde; Libération
– Germany: Bild; Der Spiegel; Frankfurter Rundschau; Suddeutsche Zeitung
– Japan: Asahi Shimbun; Yomiuri
– UK: The Guardian; The Independent; The Times
– India: The Times of India
– Israel: Ha’Aretz; Jerusalem Post
– Spain: El Mundo; El Pais
– South Africa: Daily Mail & Guardian
– USA: Financial Times – USA Today – Los Angeles Times – New York Times – The Wall Street Journal – The Washington Post

Relationship with other countries

In conformity with Article 16 of the Provisions on law in general “Foreigners are fully acknowledged the same civil rights as citizens under conditions of reciprocity …” Non-EU citizens in possession of a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) issued for paid employment, self-employment and family reasons, enjoy the same civil rights as Italian citizens without the need to verify the existence of conditions of reciprocity.
www.esteri.it

Entry / Exit

People from these countries are considered non-foreigners: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Irlend, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, UK, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden e Hungary.
Foreigners: all the other countries. If they come from the external borders of the Schengen area they are allowed to enter the Italian territory only if they:
– Arise through a border crossing point
– Have a passport or any other valid document
– Have the documents to justify the purpose and conditions of residence and provide proof of sufficient financial resources in relation to the nature and expected length of stay and to the costs for the return journey
– Have, if needed, a valid visa
www.poliziadistato.it
www.interno.it

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