A central database called "SDI - Sistema di Indagine" (System of enquiries) has been established to collect information from police regarding investigation and victim reports. The system also gathers information on legal proceedings and the eventual criminal record of the prosecutor. The database can be used by Police Forces to analyze the evolution of particular phenomenon (such as violence against women) or to profile offenders. Following the protocol subscribed between the Minister for Equal Opportunities and Ministry of Defence - Carabinieri Army, some of the information coming from the SDI are being used to profile stalkers.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Italy to the questionnaire on violence against women, June 2009