A particular type of theft committed by criminals in Italy are shared between banks and Post offices.
These are related to the ATM’s as well as to the OPT’s (Outdoor payment terminal). These are obviously two different types of machines and two different criminal interactions and criminal offences. The historic series differ from the criminal offence.
Whilst attacks on bank ATMs had reached their historical maximum in 2016, the years to follow have decreased radically. During 2016 the system suffered 2.239 attacks (Bank ATM, Post ATM, OPT), whilst in 2020 there were 940 adverse events, please also refer to the below table.
In particular in 2020 there were 419 ATM attacks of the banks equal to a decrease of 16,9% vs the year 2019, 169 attacks on the Post ATMs with an increase of 15,8% in 2020 vs the year 2019. The OPT’s suffered since 2016 a sensible decrease in attacks until 2019. During the year 2020 there was a slight increase in such attacks, e.g. 9,3% to reach 352 hits.