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287 647

offences with completed investigations in 2018

Offences investigated and solved, charges against persons, persons charged and persons charged in base year with recidivism in the following five-year period. Absolute figures
2018
Offences investigated287 647
Offences investigated and solved141 029
Charges against persons142 972
Persons charged70 497
Persons charged in base year included in recidivism statistics72 878
Persons charged in base year with recidivism in the following five-year period31 316

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Table 1 
Offences investigated, by police decision, per cent solved and type of offence. Absolute figures

Offences investigated, by police decision, per cent solved and type of offence. Absolute figures
All decisionsUnsolvedSolvedUnsolvedSolvedPer cent solved
¬ Prosecution dropped, insufficient information about the offender¬ Prosecution dropped, deficient evidence¬ Prosecution dropped, deficient investigation capacity¬ Other unsolved¬ Prosecution dropped, the offender not liable¬ Transferred to Conflict Council¬ Ticket fine¬ Committed for trial¬ Prosecution dropped and other solved
2018
All types of offences287 647146 618141 02991 79742 56210 7371 5228 1031 81253 03957 10420 97149
¬ Property theft85 90569 15616 74963 0734 2691 6691452 2013874 4995 7813 88119
¬¬ Theft, total85 42968 80316 62662 8044 2201 6351442 1973824 4745 7323 84119
¬¬¬ Petty theft11 0923 4537 6392 083974351451 0832942 7819472 53469
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet9 8612 6067 2551 397856312411 0452832 6598632 40574
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft1 23184738468611839438111228412931
¬¬¬ Theft63 74256 9446 79853 3332 4031 14662896801 6163 1231 08311
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet6 4842 6663 8181 75660727033608311 2061 37160259
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution5 3934 5518424 08733212841102311848011116
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home9 5398 8197207 91362327495210664761168
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling2 8592 5363231 9654061605267222026611
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home5214863546715400152187
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home6 1595 7973625 481202110426239253426
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle7 0586 5555036 18728379651337351617
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft14 20513 84136413 57219274336387190483
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person20 96120 46749419 79635131733891002261212
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet6 4046 2301746 08872700725976303
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)4 1164 084324 0302034040513101
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)3 0012 959422 9023126021814171
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)1 9861 942441 910191308162182
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)5 4545 2522024 866209174317522102564
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft1024557221544112292456
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft6 8585 4431 4154 9004598041491411 12010421
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet5243511733073212017025127433
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution1 3431 0852589699719026042141419
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home3 3922 7776152 48825136268184984018
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling1 8951 4664291 26317724248143482823
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home6605381225162020703103918
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home837773647095410013014738
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle956792164748384230021161617
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person59443416038837907011331927
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)12399249441000123020
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)54486462000005111
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)99918791020100618
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)292902810000000..
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place2891671221412060600991742
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft494450400101321192
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle3 7372 9637742 48838458336973654212021
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car1 8471 2835649642684110425244128131
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped1 058952106864619182014582310
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle8327281046605585718721613
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property476353123269493414525494026
¬ Other offences for profit24 15715 1109 0477 6553 3663 815274206752 1055 3321 32937
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering2 2671 0001 26711888475453316588316356
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total2 1509621 18811858425153315581815955
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property2 0048821 12211792374252315575915356
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property14680660665910059645
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total110357502753001061468
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering4319240133300912356
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering6716510142000149176
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering73403000004057
¬¬ Fraud, total16 68712 3624 3257 4771 6113 17995120464453 10660826
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like1 8921 5972951 165155274398107868516
¬¬¬ Fraud13 15010 2112 9396 1651 2802 69274105383382 03842022
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud1 6455541 0911471762131860098210366
¬¬ Embezzlement, total1 119624495913202049112410225610244
¬¬¬ Embezzlement8615173448625816766201021269040
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement2581071515623735401301259
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds122517103412520160858
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade23158010320008035
¬¬ Accounting offences1 1063207860163134233031432714271
¬¬ Creditor-related offences1231012214848400018418
¬¬ Tax and duty offences1 044231813011268512016449115678
¬¬¬ Tax evasion28570215034211500371611775
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion2272919801531100121493787
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences53213240006344252011518110275
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1 4392511 18841128562610088916612383
¬¬¬ Smuggling88110178026421914505961007989
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act5581504081586371250293664473
¬¬ Other business and economic offences2271557234526455225172332
¬ Criminal damage16 53813 2943 24411 0181 812427376141926271 20061120
¬¬ Damage to property, total15 98512 8503 13510 8571 537420365501926231 17459620
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property1 5731 16940498815026552391327011126
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building63144718436272112331456324929
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)4794047535937806134161816
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property4633181452674173132442224431
¬¬¬ Damage to property13 86911 2782 5919 6281 249373284651514891 00747919
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building4 9523 5601 3922 845555143172647526455223728
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport7 2506 4058455 68853317591434816333515612
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property1 6671 3133541 0951615525828621208621
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property543403140241138213332297626
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building25015595875693272062438
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport251211401277410040232216
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property42375278202003012
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage553444109161275716404261520
¬ Violence and maltreatment32 60916 64115 9682 48512 8541 0812212 0928011 9257 9613 18949
¬¬ Offences of violence19 0099 5259 4841 1618 0472041131 0135721 2954 9491 65550
¬¬¬ Assault, total12 2496 1486 1018655 033189616355121 2862 2191 44950
¬¬¬¬ Assault11 7835 9335 8508234 862188606015051 2852 0211 43850
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault466215251421711134711981154
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total1 927946981280656010754138253751
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm1 60484376124758709664136193247
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm323103220336901900206568
¬¬¬ Murder39237020000037095
¬¬¬ Attempted murder431033070320031077
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter10122790210150172178
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm6012480120000048080
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter411031090150124176
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total2 8462 13171512 10502551925599425
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations2 6672 09057712 06502447924289122
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations1794113804001400131377
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant1 5151641 3516140711186831 0975789
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence2891021879838259201091765
¬¬ Threats, total7 6933 7523 9413862 972322727141062152 20070651
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)5 8103 1772 6333352 515286414781031971 30255345
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)254173813013364441032432
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant1 118260858132081722117156647177
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats5111423698116135751132027872
¬¬ Robbery and extortion1 0307732575231599104510203825
¬¬¬ Robbery520319201211108004000156539
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery112724050220030036136
¬¬¬ Extortion3943821226229910210723
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion404000000040100
¬¬ Coercion137776095873420421244
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty9158336500240024536
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like21613185112325600235639
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 3762 2812 0953921 4114552330412041550974748
¬¬ Human trafficking37325425030005014
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences1911838002006042
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment110010000000..
¬ Sexual offences6 4853 0453 4404852 39710063386203502 13155353
¬¬ Rape, total1 9261 2936331141 1521261250039311533
¬¬¬ Rape1 8731 2626111101 1271241230037811033
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age5972223751818801681002128263
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age1 2761 040236929391842001662818
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape5331224250220015542
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)102802000007180
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age432914423022008433
¬¬ Attempted rape90761423530040010016
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust9443512410020046354
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years37882296136504170017910078
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations13124107021031400732082
¬¬ Sexual act1 118532586694467106244337210552
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age688240448202131645223188165
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent430292138492336417241542432
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour1 16653762918632916672717325612154
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)4301772537010412364531243659
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age7363603761162251543631201328551
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences1 5824581 1247829076149091348028971
¬ Drug and alcohol offences43 3308 83234 4981 9375 8858082021 04411410 89317 9134 53480
¬¬ Narcotic offences31 0605 80625 2541 0514 0675261628151139 03311 3313 96281
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.16 5551 95714 5981391 63311174435806 3234 9592 80188
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use9 7337828 95127044234236713 7643 3061 57492
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession6 8221 1755 647137929694019992 5591 6531 22783
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total14 5053 84910 6569122 43441588380332 7106 3721 16173
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code13 6363 7409 8968872 35941381354332 7105 6501 14973
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code86910976025752726007221287
¬¬ Doping1 4494041 04538291651029147743810072
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.6381385006120661411942345778
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code811266545321715941502832044367
¬¬ Driving under the influence8 4231 0097 4143963222115309256 00033688
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic8 1499687 1813922222115008085 89333088
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other274412330410030117107685
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total478664127514430275736186
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act477664117514430275726186
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act101000000010100
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences1 9201 5473738385131915440183717519
¬ Public order and integrity violations32 05210 42621 6262 8145 7041 5833251 1201288 7698 2803 32967
¬¬ Public order violations12 4723 2729 2003762 54528665446464 7032 7311 27474
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total4 9679044 063227787232116342 62880647982
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 161421 11912910212999437496
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication2 1484791 6693429291844171 00141219578
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace1 6583831 275183203312711562835121077
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation7 5052 3685 1373541 76721433330122 0751 92579568
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place2 1983061 89262771112156853793126086
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences3 1259162 20910761817516109185492931671
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation2 1821 1461 0362418722856536846521947
¬¬ Violations of public authority12 3802 4529 928422 019186205496323 5904 1781 63280
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority9 1771 4617 716101 27365113447313 3242 8741 04084
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant2 4552502 20521911641881295688226790
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant1 9541601 79421211423741077172821192
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant501904110702181421851545682
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution6 7221 2115 51181 0824972359192 3681 99277382
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority995709250594730743930814193
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order2 1036471 4560610730245720580319669
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority2 7542742 480523219185751 54556930490
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences600125475096141516017216412379
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution27095175385521107148965
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1 5794931 08693738031191109807669
¬¬¬¬ Perjury1 170197973014630217149045783
¬¬¬¬ False accusation409296113922750101206761928
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation1 329358971528416536018328549773
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban2194217703804302165781
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay36288126010008022
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation1 074288786422016483018111249073
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority292541101040001314
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority266115151177915424073381657
¬¬ Violations of integrity7 2004 7022 4982 3961 1401 11155178504761 37142335
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences4 8793 3701 5091 75866391435541929792021931
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery1 6345661 0686735911723261026963712665
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use1 1693228473821949161842055309072
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement4652442212914068786641073648
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting13610828693531100113421
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)2 9652 6223431 6032287856159192376312
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)45535510024442681204791522
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)2 5102 2672431 3591867175139151584810
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences1447470194195308332649
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay1 64689874854020414311782213939411545
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place1 2215236982991743911772213036710257
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system42537550241301040109271312
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy3012099246128323242975031
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination184109754066301241439641
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity19011674127919610317113339
¬ Traffic offences43 0638 46934 5941 7785 4191 0502224145222 7058 2603 16380
¬¬ Road traffic offences42 3938 28134 1121 7635 2951 0222014085022 3218 2083 12580
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence10 73967910 06035896225205184 7244 20091394
¬¬¬ Speeding10 8711 4669 405583456356712626 8371 82171987
¬¬¬ Personal injury2 9831 5091 4741331 31649117411 01521516949
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences17 8004 62713 1731 0442 93455594103299 7451 9721 32474
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation67018848215124282162384523872
¬ Other offences3 5081 6451 8635528562043326431 16624638253
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment2 9401 3831 55752269015318244399019930153
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences2321211721000119
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences9704844863061697221358428350
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment1 9478781 06920551414415224263215621755
¬¬ Work environment legislation3671781894131321100120204951
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation2018411726351942056273258

Table 2 
Offences investigated, by police decision and police district. Absolute figures

Offences investigated, by police decision and police district. Absolute figures
All decisionsUnsolvedSolvedUnsolvedSolved
¬ Prosecution dropped, insufficient information about the offender¬ Prosecution dropped, deficient evidence¬ Prosecution dropped, deficient investigation capacity¬ Other unsolved¬ Prosecution dropped, the offender not liable¬ Transferred to Conflict Council¬ Ticket fine¬ Committed for trial¬ Prosecution dropped and other solved
2018
Total287 647146 618141 02991 79742 56210 7371 5228 1031 81253 03957 10420 971
Oslo66 22542 51023 71527 4977 9576 6194371 280986 44811 0384 851
East38 38617 88820 49811 7295 1736093778802068 6187 4503 344
Inland17 6217 9769 6454 9292 426555663781254 6593 4171 066
South-East35 87517 81718 05811 4235 6225951779582297 2887 5462 037
Agder17 5058 4659 0404 9512 3851 088414911013 2234 548677
South-West27 69113 61914 0728 9074 4341311471 1702924 7585 7622 090
West28 39714 18414 2138 2734 7871 064609191664 8575 6452 626
Møre and Romsdal10 0544 0825 9722 3501 7163133071062 6342 031894
Trøndelag22 50211 22211 2807 3653 76752388322124 5824 1631 491
Nordland11 0914 1216 9702 0002 0781423941082 7572 6931 018
Troms7 8702 7295 1411 5221 1813233441122 2411 904540
Finnmark3 9831 8142 169788954155714457915735318
Svalbard134548027270010392812
Special agencies313137176365524450201447
Unknown police district000000000000

Table 3 
Offences investigated, by group of offence and police district. Absolute figures and per cent solved

Offences investigated, by group of offence and police district. Absolute figures and per cent solved
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2018
Offences investigated
Total287 64785 90524 15716 53832 6096 48543 33032 05243 0633 508
Oslo66 22526 2296 1534 5477 2919927 3378 5904 804282
East38 38610 9693 3691 7714 1735935 5214 5267 080384
Inland17 6214 0701 9367231 7257912 2761 5554 358187
South-East35 87510 6222 8861 9324 0477775 9443 6525 697318
Agder17 5055 1231 4931 0582 1172942 5712 0062 553290
South-West27 6918 3821 9671 8722 9806045 1372 9413 510298
West28 3978 4531 8001 4643 4127564 6762 7924 666378
Møre and Romsdal10 0541 9798285511 1763381 7071 2571 942276
Trøndelag22 5026 1832 1141 3832 3854893 6482 0783 920302
Nordland11 0911 7257435911 6024582 3171 2482 157250
Troms7 8701 5244403571 0662531 5428791 610199
Finnmark3 983615265273593131629480746251
Svalbard1342312818214122025
Special agencies313815182471136068
Unknown police district0000000000
Offences investigated. Per cent solved
Total49193720495380678053
Oslo36162712415474557335
East53214922544082708155
Inland55163621526883738351
South-East50193721495182708146
Agder52204327495185768049
South-West51224019534979738254
West50233922454878717645
Møre and Romsdal59283726545283758554
Trøndelag50193319515179678351
Nordland63265028566080768572
Troms65345436605982808763
Finnmark54225423475271687462
Svalbard60263363615057759072
Special agencies5610043..50298258..87
Unknown police district....................

Table 4 
Offences investigated, by number of persons charged and type of offence. Absolute figures

Offences investigated, by number of persons charged and type of offence. Absolute figures
TotalNo charged person1 charged2 charged3 charged4 charged5 charged6 charged7 or more charged
2018
All types of offences287 647151 069131 6913 5888662491272433
¬ Property theft85 90569 62114 9241 025239682413
¬¬ Theft, total85 42969 24714 8291 019238682413
¬¬¬ Petty theft11 0923 6227 35593174100
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet9 8612 7576 99785174100
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft1 231865358800000
¬¬¬ Theft63 74257 1805 97246979261402
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet6 4842 7243 5351822710501
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution5 3934 5876521082913400
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home9 5398 86856486181101
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling2 8592 5762552330101
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home52148625640000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home6 1595 80628457111000
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle7 0586 5674464120200
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft14 20513 8503391410100
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person20 96120 5373942612100
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet6 4046 245155400000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)4 1164 08927000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)3 0012 96927401000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)1 9861 94632611000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)5 4545 2881531200100
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft10247421210000
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft6 8585 44986138212236611
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet5243518765163011
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution1 3431 086163532714000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home3 3922 779435149243200
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling1 8951 46832285153200
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home660538664970000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home837773471520000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle9567939043215400
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person59443663513311000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)12399111012000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)54493200000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)99924111000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)29290000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place2891674538318000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft494232110000
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle3 7372 99664175202300
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car1 8471 30847052132200
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped1 058958881110000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle832730831260100
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property47637495610000
¬ Other offences for profit24 15715 4728 043451141262211
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering2 2671 0121 16967144001
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total2 1509711 10162133000
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property2 0048901 05149113000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property14681501320000
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total1103864511001
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering432120200000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering671744311001
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering734000000
¬¬ Fraud, total16 68712 6003 7652317041610
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like1 8921 635254210000
¬¬¬ Fraud13 15010 4042 6389971010
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud1 6455618731306231600
¬¬ Embezzlement, total1 119678437400000
¬¬¬ Embezzlement861564294300000
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement258114143100000
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds1225266400000
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade23157100000
¬¬ Accounting offences1 1063507133571000
¬¬ Creditor-related offences12310220100000
¬¬ Tax and duty offences1 04424272836326000
¬¬¬ Tax evasion28574205501000
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion2272916010244000
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences5321393632181000
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1 4392591 07771179600
¬¬¬ Smuggling88110271043156500
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act5581573672823100
¬¬ Other business and economic offences22716261112000
¬ Criminal damage16 53813 5162 66122984251535
¬¬ Damage to property, total15 98513 0642 57921779231535
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property1 5731 2063322752100
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building6314651471332100
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)47941066300000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property4633311191120000
¬¬¬ Damage to property13 86911 4512 13217370211435
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building4 9523 6501 143943915722
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport7 2506 46371646134611
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property1 6671 33827333182102
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property5434071151740000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building250157741540000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport25121337100000
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property42374100000
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage553452821252000
¬ Violence and maltreatment32 60918 02613 71162613956291210
¬¬ Offences of violence19 00910 0498 37845075321186
¬¬¬ Assault, total12 2496 6325 2392905519644
¬¬¬¬ Assault11 7836 4135 0382684114423
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault46621920122145221
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total1 927954881571311542
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm1 60485169237108420
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm3231031892033122
¬¬¬ Murder39235110000
¬¬¬ Attempted murder431031200000
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter1012377100000
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm601248000000
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter411129100000
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total2 8462 1556038530000
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations2 6672 1124827210000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations179431211320000
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant1 5151671 337821000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence289106175611000
¬¬ Threats, total7 6934 1193 50152151410
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)5 8103 5102 25034120400
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)25417768431010
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant1 118269845400000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats5111633381000000
¬¬ Robbery and extortion1 0307761494531151211
¬¬¬ Robbery520321114372810811
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery1127222734400
¬¬¬ Extortion39438310100000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion403001000
¬¬ Coercion1378841700010
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty9161131123100
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like216146591100000
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 3762 7431 55949155113
¬¬ Human trafficking37323110000
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences19118000000
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment110000000
¬ Sexual offences6 4853 0593 34060214100
¬¬ Rape, total1 9261 2956101281000
¬¬¬ Rape1 8731 2645921151000
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age597223361850000
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age1 2761 041231301000
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape533118130000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)1028000000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age432910130000
¬¬ Attempted rape907613100000
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust944350100000
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years37882289610000
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations13124104300000
¬¬ Sexual act1 1185335711220000
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age6882404361110000
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent430293135110000
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour1 166546611630000
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)430177247420000
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age736369364210000
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences1 5824601 0921973100
¬ Drug and alcohol offences43 3309 13533 373640127341137
¬¬ Narcotic offences31 0606 06824 254569121311025
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.16 5552 13314 262122306101
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use9 7338658 74786276101
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession6 8221 2685 5153630000
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total14 5053 9359 9924479125924
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code13 6363 8269 3863505713400
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code869109606973412524
¬¬ Doping1 4494141 0131422112
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.638144492200000
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code8112705211222112
¬¬ Driving under the influence8 4231 0227 3584210000
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic8 1499817 1284000000
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other27441230210000
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total47868399911000
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act47768399910000
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act100001000
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences1 9201 563349620000
¬ Public order and integrity violations32 05211 39220 12539686252233
¬¬ Public order violations12 4723 4828 744201318402
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total4 9671 0013 829109186202
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 161551 099511000
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication2 1485201 5863561000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace1 6584261 14469114202
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation7 5052 4814 91592132200
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place2 1983291 8432221100
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences3 1259632 1352610000
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation2 1821 18993744101100
¬¬ Violations of public authority12 3803 0819 18488203220
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority9 1771 6127 5144173000
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant2 4552912 1501121000
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant1 9541941 748921000
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant50197402200000
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution6 7221 3215 3643052000
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority99583911100000
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order2 1036981 404100000
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority2 7543042 4232142000
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences600139461000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution27097165710000
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1 5795021 0492070100
¬¬¬¬ Perjury1 1702039451650100
¬¬¬¬ False accusation409299104420000
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation1 3298234861540100
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban21947172000000
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay36287010000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation1 0747483071530100
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority29263000000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority2661181321220020
¬¬ Violations of integrity7 2004 8292 19710735141611
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences4 8793 4111 40837651200
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery1 6345821 0222034300
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use1 1693308151632300
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement465252207402000
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting13610823500000
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)2 9652 6463091000000
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)45536386600000
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)2 5102 283223400000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences1447554231900
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay1 64692961758288411
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place1 22154857756268411
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system42538140220000
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy30124947401000
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination18411071300000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity19013054510000
¬ Traffic offences43 0639 02433 91999164100
¬¬ Road traffic offences42 3938 74833 53593133100
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence10 7397239 9991330100
¬¬¬ Speeding10 8711 5059 362400000
¬¬¬ Personal injury2 9831 5561 418801000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences17 8004 96412 75668102000
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation670276384631000
¬ Other offences3 5081 8241 59562137214
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment2 9401 4991 3665387214
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences23212000000
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences9704944532110001
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment1 9479849113277213
¬¬ Work environment legislation367234122740000
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation20191107210000

Table 5 
Charges against persons, by sex, age and type of offence. Absolute figures

Charges against persons, by sex, age and type of offence. Absolute figures
TotalMalesFemales5-14 years15-17 years18-20 years21-24 years25-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60 years or older
2018
All types of offences142 972122 07020 9023 9338 14113 82018 15121 59634 24223 50512 9306 654
¬ Property theft18 07112 9235 1481 3231 6859691 6322 3934 9393 0171 462651
¬¬ Theft, total17 96112 8335 1281 3211 6729601 6252 3784 8993 0041 455647
¬¬¬ Petty theft7 6304 7402 8908021 0784085247511 5641 230777496
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet7 2514 4942 7577741 0413844947051 4811 160730482
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft379246133283724304683704714
¬¬¬ Theft7 2435 3031 9404493813567109852 4071 300522133
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet4 0032 4821 5213341581603244681 448702301108
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution997875122529073100126289202587
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home75965810126683689154222110477
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling315274411647729797837184
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home4240203011716221
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home40234458101829496812871272
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle55749859222486671190126311
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft37334231121211487011480251
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person48439292222926708712074488
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet1681303834415334340233
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)282171301313421
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)362511044549172
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)54411351141544920
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)198175231371434435120142
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft705614122139246121
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft2 1861 957229417912227650368334112615
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet2922504210161716899142101
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution40736443131723374914775406
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home8277497882854141225220126205
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling5444935189477214916483102
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home178169901854654301483
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home10587180122322262920
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle280279102145694624390
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person3122575510107133713751461
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)43331003121313830
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)761000003310
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)13103422014000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place24920841654112311740421
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft68581006713926412
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle902833692913474115139245133303
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car64859157189456859518495192
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped114111381431416342041
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle1401319326151628271870
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property11090202139715401374
¬ Other offences for profit9 5417 8521 689461775391 1441 2982 8512 1021 058326
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering1 3791 21416553562195217469297918
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total1 2951 15014553555182207450280756
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property1 2121 08113153553175191426253713
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property836914002716242743
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total80621800712101817142
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering22202006446200
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering584216001861215142
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering422000101020
¬¬ Fraud, total4 5403 4801 060371323917577131 39070834072
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like266183833192540448631144
¬¬¬ Fraud2 8612 148713347532244641983748019157
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud1 4131 1492640384427125046719713511
¬¬ Embezzlement, total44431313118335375951025126
¬¬¬ Embezzlement300201991631446556642211
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement1441123202291039382915
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds74677000031825244
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade981000132210
¬¬ Accounting offences796710860010287823327112848
¬¬ Creditor-related offences221930000241051
¬¬ Tax and duty offences87679185004155525430318362
¬¬¬ Tax evasion2202031700171741735625
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion234205290000282845016
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences422383390038361311467721
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1 3301 191139013692142372361225101
¬¬¬ Smuggling889790990120618926624214763
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act44140140001631531061197838
¬¬ Other business and economic offences7159123133101423104
¬ Criminal damage3 6083 18442461843833043253163439718939
¬¬ Damage to property, total3 4793 08639355543532442452461738418234
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property4153625355474452597252268
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building1921672537282121132631132
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)726392341314221031
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property1511321916161918322411105
¬¬¬ Damage to property2 8952 58131447837124935842852131515223
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building1 5731 4011722822311111922242911567610
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport903817861157894125141162123596
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property4193635681624441636836177
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property169143262217311437241743
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building1179423191025920171133
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport454411745166510
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property752202011100
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage1299831633687171375
¬ Violence and maltreatment15 91813 7562 1621 0071 4921 5842 1232 3783 5182 3051 114397
¬¬ Offences of violence9 7968 2971 4995608541 0551 4761 5182 1961 312600225
¬¬¬ Assault, total6 1495 2578924645956738738571 317821397152
¬¬¬¬ Assault5 8014 9498524255446248208081 259789387145
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault3483084039514953495832107
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total1 1601 08674441121722392072271034412
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm87682254387913118316216577329
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm284264206334156456226123
¬¬¬ Murder403730243613651
¬¬¬ Attempted murder353140227512331
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter7971810117121261614
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm484350054981129
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter31283106334545
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total7826051776228641153141894717
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations629489140622348892401713515
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations1531163700516267418122
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant1 3561 057299341181502562672681717121
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence1951534211231527493313177
¬¬ Threats, total3 6793 332347233287282439589873568307101
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)2 3732 14023318222719224632755337720366
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)95841128421412171413
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant852788641342601371972001196816
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats359320391014284253103583516
¬¬ Robbery and extortion4694353472116936047562131
¬¬¬ Robbery3643352969106622838451330
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery8682428273175501
¬¬¬ Extortion12120121023300
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion761003103000
¬¬ Coercion59572113155137410
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty54504255111111720
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like835924016917252023
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking1 7631 51424913821612811918034936819867
¬¬ Human trafficking743000210310
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences880100221200
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment000000000000
¬ Sexual offences3 5413 45487284479330280512587659229181
¬¬ Rape, total6596471292110604459121924338
¬¬¬ Rape6306191191104594156111884238
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age3893809658240192660402532
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age241239226221922305148176
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape292811613310410
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)880040002110
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age21201121338300
¬¬ Attempted rape15141160223001
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust52502010361610106
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years30430131283813423411857
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations110104610858628191115
¬¬ Sexual act600588124770413744951844042
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age460450103958262323741633024
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent140138281215142121211018
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour6346241053598461491231096135
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)263257640325533224225104
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age3713674132729282781845131
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences1 1671 126416914259913231602275937
¬ Drug and alcohol offences35 28330 8324 4512271 7734 5155 6356 2348 8555 0182 311715
¬¬ Narcotic offences25 95022 6533 2972171 6523 7524 4794 7056 4073 2661 277195
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.14 77212 7412 0311591 3132 6662 6382 5333 2531 52961764
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use9 1027 7981 3041151 0071 9011 6371 4901 79779133034
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession5 6704 943727443067651 0011 0431 45673828730
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total11 1789 9121 266583391 0861 8412 1723 1541 737660131
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code10 1619 0031 158583381 0431 7251 9622 7931 538589115
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code1 01790910801431162103611997116
¬¬ Doping1 0831 02657116761752893501273514
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.50148714014278715115947133
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code58253943124988138191802211
¬¬ Driving under the influence7 4496 4869632785558851 1431 9431 497893453
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic7 2136 2599542735518621 1231 8921 437843430
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other2362279054232051605023
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total43237755021115674363445326
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act42837355021115674261435326
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act440000012100
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences369290797617295492845327
¬ Public order and integrity violations21 34818 6872 6613449652 1083 1443 5775 2483 3971 881684
¬¬ Public order violations9 2868 3988881973928961 4051 5492 1261 430872419
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total4 1383 785353179754379081992054834361
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 1161 057590231772442052301328124
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication1 6771 53514211919730734339524415021
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace1 3451 193152165516923927129517211216
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation5 1484 6135351802953536157301 206882529358
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place1 9021 7501524813817627532250429513311
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences2 1902 0949660114142255314537415231122
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation1 0567692877243358594165172165225
¬¬ Violations of public authority9 4008 0151 385693651 0081 4661 5712 3171 562822220
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority7 6236 778845383439431 2871 2581 7651 175647167
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant2 1761 9112651912428243339046428614434
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant1 7701 564206169921036430937124812726
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant406347593257269819338178
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution5 4474 867580192196618548681 301889503133
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority913773140121151131411582071005413
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order1 4061 2471590187810919238835820558
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority2 4862 25722967144255344052124616245
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences46142140001138601401376312
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution181169121151713184548195
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1 1137203939163610921034925011321
¬¬¬¬ Perjury996650346210149718432024410916
¬¬¬¬ False accusation11770477622122629645
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation48839593021847831721044319
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban172163900511336445104
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay1091003311200
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation3062238302103349107573315
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority321000011100
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority1731205322411231930321913
¬¬ Violations of integrity2 6622 2743887820820427345780540518745
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences1 5781 31526387912316331051124012123
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery1 1018982033519510516335919810720
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use88271616613558801392961688817
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement219182372163725246330193
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting33303021456960
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)3272765152422391021121562
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)94831116425620320
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)23319340418183746921242
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences11711160251540341821
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay891809824111068981262611433410
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place8417618041966897121239139319
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system5048201401522431
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy5943162095348334
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination776710953812148135
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity574017055151111163
¬ Traffic offences33 96529 8814 084691 0943 3583 6474 5147 3066 2264 3913 360
¬¬ Road traffic offences33 63329 5614 072631 0853 3403 6144 4547 2276 1674 3363 347
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence10 0519 123928344596961 0421 5462 6051 9201 151598
¬¬¬ Speeding9 3708 3819890901 1181 1821 3021 9901 8261 262600
¬¬¬ Personal injury1 4371 0673701455151136134203216179349
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences12 77510 9901 785154811 3751 2541 4722 4292 2051 7441 800
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation332320126918336079595513
¬ Other offences1 6971 501196153887114159304384295301
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment1 5311 356175153780108146259341262283
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences220000000200
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences50048416278162866101111161
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment1 02987015913307292118193238151122
¬¬ Work environment legislation55496000131418154
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation111961501751031251814

Table 6 
Total number of persons charged in each group of offence, by sex and age. Absolute figures

Total number of persons charged in each group of offence, by sex and age. Absolute figures
Persons charged by property theftPersons charged by other offences for profitPersons charged by criminal damagePersons charged by violence and maltreatmentPersons charged by sexual offencesPersons charged by drug and alcohol offencesPersons charged by public order and integrity violationsPersons charged by traffic offencesPersons charged by other offences
2018
Both sexes
All ages 5 years or older8 8865 2592 5819 6221 85419 99914 25725 3311 464
5-14 years1 009315077072491633126415
15-17 years1 232993089082851 21673879827
18-20 years5802292479961862 6661 5402 67483
21-24 years7305152951 2361643 1222 0902 733105
25-29 years1 0137293281 2841553 2352 2633 138142
30-39 years1 7961 5494562 0653104 6353 3155 164271
40-49 years1 2711 2552851 4072542 8452 2094 578316
50-59 years7826351187161451 5251 2373 298250
60 years or older473217373031065925532 884255
Males
All ages 5 years or older6 1054 2092 2998 2391 78417 13612 35021 8391 290
5-14 years555294265832261252655813
15-17 years828862867632771 01563171225
18-20 years4351822348841842 3001 3582 29480
21-24 years5403992651 0851592 7051 8762 37891
25-29 years7525862971 1051482 8592 0052 747128
30-39 years1 3451 2534101 7532984 0212 8564 488235
40-49 years8659712491 1762442 3481 8503 940271
50-59 years5045141036211431 2661 0492 881217
60 years or older281189292691054974602 341230
Females
All ages 5 years or older2 7811 0502821 383702 8631 9073 492174
5-14 years45428112423384762
15-17 years40413221458201107862
18-20 years145471311223661823803
21-24 years19011630151541721435514
25-29 years26114331179737625839114
30-39 years451296463121261445967636
40-49 years406284362311049735963845
50-59 years2781211595225918841733
60 years or older192288341959354325

Table 7 
Persons charged, by number of offences, age and sex. Absolute figures

Persons charged, by number of offences, age and sex. Absolute figures
Total1 offence2 offences3 offences4 offences5 offences6 offences7 offences8 offences9 offences10 or more offences
2018
All ages 5 years or older70 49748 03511 3704 1072 1251 1837585124073091 691
5-14 years2 6021 966373109543721118617
15-17 years4 4613 049775274136653922202061
18-20 years7 3445 0741 18846221011071492619135
21-24 years8 4335 4891 439570305165105704229219
25-29 years9 1825 8301 580594334195125825856328
30-39 years14 5929 2942 45697551029319813812193514
40-49 years11 4087 6671 915621340211127928553297
50-59 years7 3725 4161 0933381669158404030100
60 years or older5 1034 25055116470161487320
 
Both sexes70 49748 03511 3704 1072 1251 1837585124073091 691
Males58 71739 5339 5353 5361 8371 0106634643692671 503
Females11 7808 5021 83557128817395483842188

Table 8 
Persons charged, by number of accessories and age. Absolute figures

Persons charged, by number of accessories and age. Absolute figures
TotalNo accessories1 accessory2 accessories3 accessories4 or more accessories
2018
All ages 5 years or older70 49764 6333 5641 200528572
5-14 years2 6021 583452252123192
15-17 years4 4613 628368222102141
18-20 years7 3446 6983851504962
21-24 years8 4337 7304631277241
25-29 years9 1828 4615231235025
30-39 years14 59213 6027151715450
40-49 years11 40810 858392913829
50-59 years7 3727 088191462423
60 years or older5 1034 9857518169

Table 9 
Persons charged, by sex and age (grouped and one-year). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Persons charged, by sex and age (grouped and one-year). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
Persons chargedPersons charged per 1 000 population
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
2018
All ages 5 years or older70 49758 71711 78014.0123.184.71
5-14 years2 6021 9056974.075.812.23
15-17 years4 4613 60086123.7937.469.42
18-20 years7 3446 2521 09236.9460.6411.41
21-24 years8 4337 2281 20530.6250.809.05
25-29 years9 1827 8451 33724.7441.377.36
30-39 years14 59212 2892 30320.3433.426.59
40-49 years11 4089 3442 06415.6625.005.82
50-59 years7 3726 1271 24510.6617.303.69
60 years or older5 1034 1279764.177.141.51
One-year age groups
5 years3300.050.100.00
6 years211470.330.430.23
7 years121110.190.340.03
8 years251870.380.540.22
9 years464150.691.200.15
10 years8063171.221.870.53
11 years10980291.702.430.93
12 years271192794.215.822.52
13 years77756121612.3717.487.02
14 years1 25892233619.9228.4810.91
15 years1 18493624818.9029.178.12
16 years1 5541 24431025.1739.4710.26
17 years1 7231 42030327.2743.699.88
18 years2 4992 15534437.6662.6810.76
19 years2 4722 06340937.1259.4912.82
20 years2 3732 03433936.0359.7410.66
21 years2 3291 99933034.5457.2810.14
22 years2 1111 82728430.5051.118.49
23 years1 9731 67829528.5646.898.86
24 years2 0201 72429629.0048.088.76
25 years2 0351 75727828.7448.368.07
26 years1 8931 61328025.9442.887.92
27 years1 8151 55126424.2540.587.21
28 years1 7221 48423822.5238.306.31
29 years1 7171 44027722.5637.217.40
30 years1 6871 43824922.2937.456.68
31 years1 6381 38625222.3637.366.97
32 years1 6171 39122622.1737.176.36
33 years1 4761 22724920.5333.247.12
34 years1 4291 22920020.0733.735.75
35 years1 4791 24223720.8833.846.94
36 years1 4071 14925819.7231.257.46
37 years1 3731 15322019.6932.376.45
38 years1 2791 06121818.0829.076.36
39 years1 2071 01319417.3128.235.73
40 years1 18099318717.0427.795.58
41 years1 2231 00921418.1629.216.52
42 years1 16694422216.8926.526.64
43 years1 16796120616.4726.525.95
44 years1 19198820316.1526.255.63
45 years1 13093020015.3024.455.59
46 years1 15292522715.1123.626.12
47 years1 08687521114.2522.455.66
48 years1 06086219814.0722.335.39
49 years1 05385719613.7221.815.23
50 years or older12 47510 2542 2216.5211.002.26

Table 10 
Persons charged, by sex, age and type of principal offence. Absolute figures

Persons charged, by sex, age and type of principal offence. Absolute figures
TotalMalesFemales5-14 years15-17 years18-20 years21-24 years25-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60 years or older
2018
All types of offences70 49758 71711 7802 6024 4617 3448 4339 18214 59211 4087 3725 103
¬ Property theft6 8944 4852 4098961 0363975046921 274996649450
¬¬ Theft, total6 8614 4602 4018941 0323935026901 264993645448
¬¬¬ Petty theft3 5382 0041 534516770194188273442414377364
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet3 3931 9141 479499749187180249425387362355
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft1459055172178241727159
¬¬¬ Theft2 3861 62276432918112219527055743022775
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet1 5479346132501026011317036728914254
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution2932405334332225316053287
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home149122272016214134620135
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling765620151106724562
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home13112000425101
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home6055555244171472
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle988991819916171891
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft10389147685132822131
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person167122451716921223027187
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet65452022387131893
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)642100004100
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)17116032411132
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)22139490330300
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)57498102461112462
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft29263002859140
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft7106238734344987127216123328
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet128106228126929332191
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution136127910571822422642
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home29725938782543518959123
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling2241952973193339714372
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home524750457913941
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home21174011335710
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle5453101381121730
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person65501593341023931
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)853001033100
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)431000001210
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)770401011000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place4635115314618621
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft30282055548111
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle227211161547283220492691
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car15514213528192318371951
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped36360772526520
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle363333127406220
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property332582442210342
¬ Other offences for profit4 1023 21988319681573455301 1681 044567204
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering4373637432224615912096448
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total3823255732222515010982376
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property326281453222146399465333
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property564412001511151743
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total533815002109111452
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering13112001343200
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering4027130017581252
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering202000000020
¬¬ Fraud, total1 4811 00048113367315424944532914735
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like814734088118221662
¬¬¬ Fraud1 0146723421325581121803012029825
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud3862811050373161122111438
¬¬ Embezzlement, total3001891111824434759683614
¬¬¬ Embezzlement212131811622343839421911
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement885830022992026173
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds42366000021114123
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade981000132210
¬¬ Accounting offences4613986300817471521486227
¬¬ Creditor-related offences12102000013521
¬¬ Tax and duty offences28626026002101679866627
¬¬¬ Tax evasion746860005211202412
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion28271000018982
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences1841651900251360573413
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1 0309191110126579928728618985
¬¬¬ Smuggling703623800118396220719312855
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act32729631008183780936130
¬¬ Other business and economic offences4436821027101084
¬ Criminal damage1 3831 2131704201901321411191661236230
¬¬ Damage to property, total1 2621 1201423591881271331131501125525
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property155137183025281691713116
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building796910191812817752
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)19172202344301
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property575169714546363
¬¬¬ Damage to property1 0068991073081518211090118904017
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building52846464186883849436139195
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport3032832074332344353837136
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property175152234830211712191486
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property101841721121771415942
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building7662141991161012432
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport19181034133410
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property642202010100
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage1219328612586161175
¬ Violence and maltreatment8 2536 9811 2726237818451 0761 1061 7201 194627281
¬¬ Offences of violence5 5914 6579343354676248208041 202772385182
¬¬¬ Assault, total3 2402 688552262323362412397664465237118
¬¬¬¬ Assault2 9732 452521233293323371356618440227112
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault2672363129303941414625106
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total990929614284147210173191904112
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm72868642365310915713213666309
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm262243196313853415524113
¬¬¬ Murder403730243613651
¬¬¬ Attempted murder28244022557331
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter696271010791061313
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm38344004466198
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter31283106334545
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total432329103521735641581043215
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations3662818552132950130972713
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations66481800461428752
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant699518181194677133131143914316
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence9370236851519167116
¬¬ Threats, total1 2281 0971311361088412615826818511548
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)6595817810486545954120936128
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)453872030147613
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant39836533916225677103673612
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats1261131333810233819175
¬¬ Robbery and extortion273253203561523636331721
¬¬¬ Robbery205190153251351928271120
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery5551428131665401
¬¬¬ Extortion990121021200
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion431003100000
¬¬ Coercion24231102576300
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty22220014615410
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like56381800491318912
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking1 04988316611514475718718720012248
¬¬ Human trafficking642000200310
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences440100101100
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment000000000000
¬ Sexual offences1 7351 66768244273182139141287234135100
¬¬ Rape, total50349211898646354394573023
¬¬¬ Rape47546510888045324085532923
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age3022948636830131848261917
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age173171225121519223727106
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape28271161339410
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)770040001110
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age21201121338300
¬¬ Attempted rape11101120223001
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust20182000225353
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years206203396460261618832
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations373611020318544
¬¬ Sexual act2152096411920111831351723
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age13813443315125618241312
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent777528486121311411
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour2772689362323282146453421
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)1071016251113128141392
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age1701673111210161332322519
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences46643135587733323882814223
¬ Drug and alcohol offences15 14812 8212 327999302 1282 4312 4663 3662 0921 154482
¬¬ Narcotic offences10 8299 1791 650948691 7241 9251 8842 3861 247577123
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.4 7923 913879606581 13592274674833616423
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use2 9482 37857045536838593392349126636
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession1 8441 5353091512229732935439921010117
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total6 0375 266771342115891 0031 1381 638911413100
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code5 2504 564686342105549089761 36375836087
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code787702850135951622751535313
¬¬ Doping4564183815296510915469168
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.10910360462131351011
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code347315321123447811959157
¬¬ Driving under the influence3 4272 881546140275388433754708505323
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic3 2352 697538135272370417714662464300
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other1921848053181640464123
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total2812354601498472636212613
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act2772314601498472534202613
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act440000012100
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences1551084732261436473015
¬ Public order and integrity violations8 9777 7781 1992384921 0421 3661 3431 8931 312824467
¬¬ Public order violations4 9224 372550146245528757727970716490343
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total2 3232 14717665033449246547728716646
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other935886490191502081771881066720
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication808743650101071691691701106013
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace5805186262177115119119713913
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation2 5992 225374140195194265262493429324297
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place81375855318396111108196110708
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences91086050558567908417317010977
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation8766072695427316470124149145212
¬¬ Violations of public authority2 9972 5334643111140149649468943724197
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority2 2791 99828159536342137348530016869
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant49540986125659586115632916
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant3422865611440716079432212
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant15312330011252426362074
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution1 7841 58919547029832628737023713953
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority21517243334422933362486
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order17415519034151742463116
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority1 1361 035101026239265206231876220
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences1621412100410194055277
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution9786111797122125114
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation290193979141933587751227
¬¬¬¬ Perjury2271596829827456848182
¬¬¬¬ False accusation63342975116139345
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation3282715700143352110673715
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban13112380039235033103
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay1091003311200
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation18713948008212859322712
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority220000011000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority98692917259101619146
¬¬ Violations of integrity1 058873185611361131131222341599327
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences6345151197687867871511016312
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery53043496345595673140915310
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use4253547112941466011881409
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement10580252161810132210131
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting15132011222340
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)705218420136117342
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)1064062011000
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)604614414116106342
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences19163025312420
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay3172803735582440296746126
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place2982633535542440295942105
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system19172040008421
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy3626101465213113
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination34295512334484
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity372314034129792
¬ Traffic offences22 76419 4703 294496732 4042 3532 6834 5114 1363 1182 837
¬¬ Road traffic offences22 56819 2833 285436662 3932 3332 6474 4644 1043 0902 828
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence4 9634 411552202523274716011 166996671459
¬¬¬ Speeding7 5166 6448720669539491 0121 5301 4471 031528
¬¬¬ Personal injury1 114804310143912110299146160138295
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences8 9757 4241 55193099928119351 6221 5011 2501 546
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation1961879671120364732289
¬ Other offences1 2411 08315814185778102207277236252
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment1 1481 0011471417527497183254220237
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences220000000200
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences394381132371124567791123
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment7526181341214456373127175129114
¬¬ Work environment legislation23212000127832
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation706190153317151313

Table 11 
Persons charged, by sex, age and place of recidence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Persons charged, by sex, age and place of recidence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalMalesFemales5-14 years15-17 years18-20 years21-24 years25-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60 years or older
2018
Persons charged, place of residence
Total70 49758 71711 7802 6024 4617 3448 4339 18214 59211 4087 3725 103
The whole country65 45754 13011 3272 5934 4247 1407 8928 32113 14710 3836 7334 824
Østfold4 0883 312776129270393500479820706502289
Akershus6 6535 3991 2542805066737097911 3121 118743521
Oslo8 2136 7351 4783795516509401 2011 9361 319791446
Hedmark2 3261 92140559135239280270426399302216
Oppland1 9421 63630628135277211254331301237168
Buskerud3 2502 683567106177337345398702548373264
Vestfold3 0312 46656589160333347390632504330246
Telemark2 2841 87940594150272298288419373227163
Aust-Agder1 6281 36026843103181178182359282169131
Vest-Agder2 5792 13344697219312327321491415245152
Rogaland6 2035 0361 1673574796867778291 241909549376
Hordaland5 7294 7629672253906146966911 271928529385
Sogn og Fjordane1 2571 0851725286145159131248180121135
Møre og Romsdal3 3982 835563110223455446433625487305314
Trøndelag5 7324 8049282323726987817191 062855584429
Nordland3 3412 855486172207414432412594488340282
Troms - Romsa2 5152 13138484169310311360455370255201
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 2731 0851885791151154170216199131104
Svalbard15132010127202
Norway, unknown county000000000000
Abroad, without known county5 0084 5574518372045408551 4361 017635276
County not stated32302100169843
Persons charged per 1 000 population, place of residence
Total14.0123.184.714.0723.7936.9430.6224.7420.3415.6610.664.17
The whole country13.0021.374.534.0523.5935.9128.6622.4218.3314.259.733.95
Østfold14.4723.425.503.6824.8535.9336.5227.1623.0616.9712.073.82
Akershus11.3218.354.273.3520.9928.7425.8622.6116.1111.848.663.94
Oslo12.8621.204.615.3030.2232.0624.2516.3414.9713.8710.413.85
Hedmark12.3420.424.292.7419.8432.7929.7323.6719.6615.4110.883.81
Oppland10.7418.033.401.3619.9537.9222.4622.7116.1011.938.893.17
Buskerud12.1119.894.253.0917.6533.4427.1623.6619.2613.489.753.83
Vestfold12.7120.744.733.0017.9335.1729.5626.6620.9114.589.463.83
Telemark13.8422.784.904.7523.9041.7635.0028.1421.4816.019.503.46
Aust-Agder14.6124.254.842.8524.2639.1531.5925.9425.3217.3610.994.51
Vest-Agder14.5824.085.054.0031.0939.1629.2225.6220.6216.7610.293.67
Rogaland13.9222.295.315.5726.7836.5431.8025.9718.1913.809.253.95
Hordaland11.6019.093.963.5120.8930.5823.4517.9717.5213.228.193.34
Sogn og Fjordane12.0820.473.373.8119.5431.3027.9520.6120.0913.248.294.70
Møre og Romsdal13.5222.144.573.4022.4644.0834.3027.0418.9614.118.914.62
Trøndelag13.0721.604.294.2222.9438.6428.3120.5717.6514.279.923.98
Nordland14.4424.334.266.2023.8444.0834.5326.4921.0016.0510.104.33
Troms - Romsa15.8626.414.934.3929.6447.2032.0228.9321.5216.7211.685.03
Finnmark - Finnmárku17.6729.215.396.7132.8248.6535.9330.6424.0519.5012.415.75
Svalbard........................
Norway, unknown county........................
Abroad, without known county........................
County not stated........................

Table 12 
Persons charged, by police decision, sex and age. Absolute figures

Persons charged, by police decision, sex and age. Absolute figures
All decisions¬ Prosecution dropped, the offender not liable¬ Transferred to Conflict Council¬ Prosecution dropped for other reasons¬ Prosecution conditionally dropped¬ Ticket fine¬ Committed for trial
2018
Both sexes
All ages 5 years or older70 4973 9491 5835 9053 64638 31317 101
5-14 years2 6022 60101000
15-17 years4 461187655031 7031 013459
18-20 years7 344661704224264 6321 628
21-24 years8 4331091396142275 0282 316
25-29 years9 182150938352235 1932 688
30-39 years14 5923391721 4553537 9144 359
40-49 years11 4082841351 0463266 4263 191
50-59 years7 372186765941934 5851 738
60 years or older5 103196334351953 522722
Males
All ages 5 years or older58 7172 9621 2754 8952 73232 14414 709
5-14 years1 9051 90401000
15-17 years3 600146043911 325850416
18-20 years6 252551353313353 9381 458
21-24 years7 228861235381764 2872 018
25-29 years7 845111747151574 4542 334
30-39 years12 2892731481 2102346 6623 762
40-49 years9 3442201028702255 3022 625
50-59 years6 127142625041313 8221 466
60 years or older4 127157273351492 829630
Females
All ages 5 years or older11 7809873081 0109146 1692 392
5-14 years69769700000
15-17 years861416111237816343
18-20 years1 09211359191694170
21-24 years1 20523167651741298
25-29 years1 337391912066739354
30-39 years2 30366242451191 252597
40-49 years2 06464331761011 124566
50-59 years1 24544149062763272
60 years or older9763961004669392

Table 13 
Persons charged, by group of principal offence and citizenship (continent and selected countries). Absolute figures

Persons charged, by group of principal offence and citizenship (continent and selected countries). Absolute figures1
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
1Citizenship is specified for the 10 countries with the highest number of persons charged.
2018
Total70 4976 8944 1021 3838 2531 73515 1488 97722 7641 241
All continents70 3566 8674 0931 3808 2381 73215 1288 95522 7231 240
Europe66 3326 3963 8671 2987 5721 61114 4218 26721 6881 212
Norway54 5254 9842 7501 1856 8551 51711 9466 97317 3151 000
Denmark57834383305171642249
Sweden1 39610111523761533711359917
Latvia4466051424373431835
Lithuania1 7902641821086335018068530
Poland2 9462653723215396043931 07939
Romania8662596685719917028610
Germany434284153031013416032
Africa1 5791596227279543152783987
Somalia5325214911517121821193
Asia2 029239145503296128336454018
Syria5435735147818568519010
Americas3907019557610041893
Oceania26300109580
Without citizenship11116811431816341
Unknown301112102670

Table 14 
Persons charged in base year, by number of years with recidivism and sex, and age in base year. Absolute figures

Persons charged in base year, by number of years with recidivism and sex, and age in base year. Absolute figures
All years (0-5)0 years with recidivism1 year with recidivism2 years with recidivism3 years with recidivism4 years with recidivism5 years with recidivism
2013
Both sexes
All ages 5 years or older72 87841 56215 1597 9544 7142 549940
5-14 years1 9611 1574031971046733
15-17 years4 5622 1711 04962038224496
18-20 years9 3374 7582 1761 190720369124
21-24 years10 0725 1832 2891 258830382130
25-29 years9 5455 0572 0381 213689398150
30-39 years14 5417 9773 0481 6261 041592257
40-49 years12 1047 1962 4771 249676389117
50-59 years6 5044 4611 1934892339830
60 years or older4 2523 60248611239103
Males
All ages 5 years or older60 44332 80413 2627 0274 2282 294828
5-14 years1 455756334176996030
15-17 years3 5431 46585954535722691
18-20 years7 7743 6511 9351 072656346114
21-24 years8 5564 1702 0271 136755356112
25-29 years8 2034 1541 8311 091626364137
30-39 years12 1846 4542 6621 404922522220
40-49 years9 9135 7092 1411 06557332996
50-59 years5 4613 6551 0514432048226
60 years or older3 3542 790422953692
Females
All ages 5 years or older12 4358 7581 897927486255112
5-14 years5064016921573
15-17 years1 0197061907525185
18-20 years1 5631 107241118642310
21-24 years1 5161 013262122752618
25-29 years1 342903207122633413
30-39 years2 3571 5233862221197037
40-49 years2 1911 4873361841036021
50-59 years1 0438061424629164
60 years or older8988126417311

Table 15 
Persons charged in base year, by police decision, group of principal offence in base year and recidivism in the following five-year period. Absolute figures

Persons charged in base year, by police decision, group of principal offence in base year and recidivism in the following five-year period. Absolute figures
All decisions¬ Prosecution dropped, the offender under 15 years of age¬ Prosecution dropped, the offender not liable for other reason than age¬ Prosecution dropped for other reasons¬ Transferred to Conflict Council¬ Prosecution conditionally dropped¬ Ticket fine¬ Committed for trial
2013
All groups of offences
All persons charged72 8781 9611 2475 9302 1852 79441 22517 536
Without recidivism41 5621 1577982 7791 3391 67925 5778 233
With recidivism31 3168044493 1518461 11515 6489 303
¬ Property theft
All persons charged7 8927841541 1475865822 8181 821
Without recidivism3 468512864203503651 421314
With recidivism4 424272687272362171 3971 507
¬ Other offences for profit
All persons charged4 9031852487861332 0422 085
Without recidivism3 054103321652871 3471 309
With recidivism1 8498192713446695776
¬ Criminal damage
All persons charged1 505369729635059439120
Without recidivism79221747421953520452
With recidivism71315225541552423568
¬ Violence and maltreatment
All persons charged7 8483664387469193351 2433 801
Without recidivism3 9401792384245832167511 549
With recidivism3 9081872003223361194922 252
¬ Sexual offences
All persons charged1 303112611791419327591
Without recidivism8896149107910232421
With recidivism4145112725995170
¬ Drug and alcohol offences
All persons charged16 826632071 24488768 9485 480
Without recidivism7 5952514136234323 9882 644
With recidivism9 231386688254444 9602 836
¬ Public order and integrity violations
All persons charged9 4541931198461143906 826966
Without recidivism5 63311972444702524 268408
With recidivism3 8217447402441382 558558
¬ Traffic offences
All persons charged21 925491381 0503133217 7922 533
Without recidivism15 278311266661923112 7581 447
With recidivism6 6471812384121015 0341 086
¬ Other offences
All persons charged1 222761357768790139
Without recidivism9133698585160889
With recidivism3094037191718250

Table 16 
Persons charged in base year, by recidivism in the following five-year period, age and type of principal offence in base year. Absolute figures

Persons charged in base year, by recidivism in the following five-year period, age and type of principal offence in base year. Absolute figures
All persons chargedWithout recidivismWith recidivism
All ages 5 years or older5-14 years15-17 years18-24 years25-39 years40 years or olderAll ages 5 years or older5-14 years15-17 years18-24 years25-39 years40 years or olderAll ages 5 years or older5-14 years15-17 years18-24 years25-39 years40 years or older
2013
All types of offences72 8781 9614 56219 40924 08622 86041 5621 1572 1719 94113 03415 25931 3168042 3919 46811 0527 601
¬ Property theft7 8927841 0991 5002 2842 2253 4685125855857291 0574 4242725149151 5551 168
¬¬ Theft, total7 7997821 0791 4762 2632 1993 4165125725757161 0414 3832705079011 5471 158
¬¬¬ Petty theft3 7885276684708121 3112 2673824492713857801 521145219199427531
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet3 6855226554457831 2802 2113804392623707601 474142216183413520
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft10351325293156210915204733161411
¬¬¬ Theft2 01618219744666652573897791691941991 27885118277472326
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet78657571342802582843936517286502182183208172
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution280343258867010717102232261731722365444
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home14815243645284710711145101517253123
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling96131623321231838936551315239
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home812221611220201001
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home44161111151013132340310813
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle96411362718291311956738251813
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft84139172817171246467127132213
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person486417156275112632113593
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet486417156275112632113593
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft5745360148185128227242058557034729409013058
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft1 4586614138058728429932309696451 15934111284491239
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet2119295280414231011117169619416934
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution320233277120686911620191325112265710155
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home3432423841496380167252572638165912456
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling1779743813739811115413816326633
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home86141319281222755326478142510
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home801322401419119716102133313
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle1700739834132031211613804277235
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person7279202791521372575817207
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place7279202791521372575817207
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft3423411081286261032523102813388310552
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle5377731801987911211439411742565914115762
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car427556153153608311034281034444611912550
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped64181726121300373511814199
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle461910197160426430158133
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property9322024212652013101316412714810
¬ Other offences for profit4 90318956372 0482 1053 05410513601 1991 4341 849844277849671
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering68955513731817422222646856346732991233111
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total67455513531016921622644836145832991227108
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property61755412428514918422539714743332985214102
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property570111252032015121425006136
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total900243400211500032
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering700232200200500032
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering200011200011000000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering600042200011400031
¬¬ Fraud, total1 438122325669944890271413142332753659125276121
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like1382222605296221243374200101715
¬¬¬ Fraud1 1801020217581352750511118358258430599922394
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud120011758445601122326400163612
¬¬ Embezzlement, total360116124120992651119584749505293625
¬¬¬ Embezzlement26901611183591960118459427305272417
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement9110133740691011253222002128
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds6400427335200421271200066
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade1700221315001212200101
¬¬ Accounting offences936003940349463800282603502980011143144
¬¬ Creditor-related offences190006131200039700034
¬¬ Tax and duty offences59000818739536300411724222700470153
¬¬¬ Tax evasion860002561490001237370001324
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion600051400031200020
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences49800815733331000410220418800455129
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act72801622554105400046184310188011671100
¬¬¬ Smuggling6240047214363474003715728015000105783
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act10401154147660092730380161417
¬¬ Other business and economic offences62005312645005202017000116
¬ Criminal damage1 50536923244227918379221711321613611071315211922614373
¬¬ Damage to property, total1 46535422944227017076820911121613210069714511822613870
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property169424547181710028252510126914202285
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building661418207739107134527411732
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property10328272711106118181267421091553
¬¬¬ Damage to property1 21130017535523914261717379170113825941279618512660
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building41310365137822619251326335112215233744715
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport3744746124966118229155746351921831675026
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property4241506494615524393325032361815732442919
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property851294013115187219634421945
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building7198359104156186630421734
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport14315411031330400211
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property000000000000000000
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage401530913248204101671053
¬ Violence and maltreatment7 8483666202 2482 6122 0023 9401792269451 3291 2613 9081873941 3031 283741
¬¬ Offences of violence5 1401793941 6391 7351 1932 821861477579988332 31993247882737360
¬¬¬ Assault, total2 9141482578259067781 774741074385835721 14074150387323206
¬¬¬¬ Assault2 6661332417358397181 649651023905535391 01768139345286179
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault248151690676012595483033123611423727
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total1 096188648038213046662718616780630125929421550
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm1 002178244334911142862517615269574115726719742
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm94143733193802101511561227188
¬¬¬ Murder21009752000965100010
¬¬¬ Attempted murder2700814521006123600222
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter76012517335201178262400897
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm4300121219310096161200363
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter330113514210182101200534
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total30311401591022130018112839011224719
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations2961137158992080015112818811224618
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations700313500302200011
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant6861048246245137270512821076441653616413873
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence17216535101301211523
¬¬ Threats, total1 663981093565795215984136921872421 0655773264392279
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant79541923283030611104924131218
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats1 584931053375564935683836861762321 0165569251380261
¬¬ Robbery and extortion24511451205712530531116192114089466
¬¬¬ Robbery1519316932102704135512492756275
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery8411249220230117506111132170
¬¬¬ Extortion511111300111211000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion501121000000501121
¬¬ Coercion30051942110270219031240
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty860136436330015180530121256
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like4610119253010010191600196
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking6387766771752433945136431051592442630347084
¬¬ Human trafficking000000000000000000
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences000000000000000000
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment000000000000000000
¬ Sexual offences1 303112158242373418889617814827233041451809410188
¬¬ Rape, total3894664811128626521325284761242532292810
¬¬¬ Rape376466476108822562132498074120253227288
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age240334744575916918242648537115231896
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age13613173251238738233221491099192
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape1300544900342400202
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age1300544900342400202
¬¬ Attempted rape921231410111511120
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust181101061410094401012
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years177639793617105319432713723203694
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations2020041419100414110000
¬¬ Sexual act17624121743801371689327239848118
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age1171391028579387720512452386
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent59113715234481212211532532
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour19713242864681205101944427781492026
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age19713242864681205101944427781492026
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences31718173510114622513924711089258113038
¬ Drug and alcohol offences16 826631 0225 7916 0673 8837 595253932 5162 6482 0139 231386293 2753 4191 870
¬¬ Narcotic offences12 516619464 6054 6652 2394 710243521 7771 7558027 806375942 8282 9101 437
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.5 677426782 4951 7656972 315192631 0297362683 362234151 4661 029429
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use3 721305841 8019803261 581142257664351412 140163591 035545185
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession1 95612946947853717345382633011271 222756431484244
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total6 839192682 1102 9001 5422 3955897481 0195344 444141791 3621 8811 008
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code6 293192662 0202 6031 3852 2025887179104824 091141781 3031 693903
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code54602902971571930131109523530159188105
¬¬ Doping31706741855221102461234010604286212
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code31706741855221102461234010604286212
¬¬ Driving under the influence3 2650407521 0181 4552 1780234386361 0811 087017314382374
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic3 0750407199451 3712 0430234155871 0181 032017304358353
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other19000337384135002349635500102421
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total672030351172119459016251116762130141005643
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act672030351172119459016251116762130141005643
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act000000000000000000
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences5620927183710418141910594
¬ Public order and integrity violations9 4541935123 1443 3132 2925 6331192741 7621 9331 5453 821742381 3821 380747
¬¬ Public order violations5 0511141341 6471 7971 3593 23469649621 1549851 8174570685643374
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total3 23116501 3201 2376082 0517247928154131 180926528422195
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 284010509518247960063703961883240413912259
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication1 169013487440229640052432481445290824419285
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace77816273242791324517131791718132791414510851
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation1 82098843275607511 18362401703395726373644157221179
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place348133590111991413163643432071019546856
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences63492313722623935638611121722786157611467
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation83876261002234136865616731843571522010273956
¬¬ Violations of public authority3 01091221 0651 1496651 6676465426414321 343376523508233
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority2 66331099979705841 4532445025253801 210165495445204
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant8942433463181854481915715612544613418916260
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant57922620822711627512831107930412412511737
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant315017138916917307744646142010644523
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution1 7691666516523991 005135345369255764031306283144
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority30514510011148188127537334117018473814
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order14801105582750112053730093529
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority1 1670165264222036770628325413449001024316869
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences970074644350031319620043325
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution520481822300159152203397
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1432939662781221843166207212311
¬¬¬¬ Perjury73031642124702930626017126
¬¬¬¬ False accusation7026232415342091310360614115
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation11200126436800094625320031811
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban500032200011300021
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay900540900540000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation980075734690044124290031610
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority9244174918532013271139244227
¬¬ Violations of integrity1 39370256432367268732441642581381286612692174229140
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences1 051821837026219357561492349888476269136164105
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery71248817325519230835274928740413699163105
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use6552791642341762781466985773771339514999
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement5729921163026571027034146
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)000000000000000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences33941301977126739716061721333710
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay281353756906311718152030341641722366029
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place23628324977508314111521221531421345628
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system457571313344459121131241
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy36271143262000421071101
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity2500511914004641100155
¬ Traffic offences21 925497945 2056 7119 16615 278314323 2894 5017 0256 647183621 9162 2102 141
¬¬ Road traffic offences21 766447825 1856 6659 09015 160274233 2754 4696 9666 606173591 9102 1962 124
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence4 814163289271 7341 8092 64281504369201 1282 1728178491814681
¬¬¬ Speeding7 8110311 9022 6013 2775 6130191 2551 8382 5012 198012647763776
¬¬¬ Personal injury1 23514402842626351 0801330219228590155110653445
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences7 906143832 0722 0683 3695 82562241 3651 4832 7472 0818159707585622
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation15951220467611849143259411361417
¬ Other offences1 22273020039958691331912028748430941180112102
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment1 05832816734551578711797249423271211709692
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences000000000000000000
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences308261871211266041461187422241024
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment7501221492743045211138318823622909668668
¬¬ Work environment legislation320011417260011114600033
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation1324232405410022222747322010137

Table 17 
Persons charged in base year, by group of principal offence at recidivism and group of principal offence in base year. Absolute figures and per cent

Persons charged in base year, by group of principal offence at recidivism and group of principal offence in base year. Absolute figures and per cent
TotalNo group of offence (without recidivism)All groups of offences at recidivism¬ Property theft at recidivism¬ Other offences for profit at recidivism¬ Criminal damage at recidivism¬ Violence and maltreatment at recidivism¬ Sexual offences at recidivism¬ Drug and alcohol offences at recidivism¬ Public order and integrity violations at recidivism¬ Traffic offences at recidivism¬ Other offences at recidivism
2013
Persons charged
All groups of offences72 87841 56231 3163 5331 6115654 3333769 4764 0797 075268
¬ Property theft7 8923 4684 4241 39623075531411 13847053211
¬ Other offences for profit4 9033 0541 849196445181431638518344518
¬ Criminal damage1 505792713801350157141631171154
¬ Violence and maltreatment7 8483 9403 9083391501021 1335491360060017
¬ Sexual offences1 3038894142313767908033956
¬ Drug and alcohol offences16 8267 5959 231882285148975544 5671 0381 22557
¬ Public order and integrity violations9 4545 6333 821280127866953397090770122
¬ Traffic offences21 92515 2786 64731433473606691 1847053 26894
¬ Other offences1 2229133092314626576269439
Persons charged (per cent)
All groups of offences100.057.043.04.82.20.85.90.513.05.69.70.4
¬ Property theft100.043.956.117.72.91.06.70.514.46.06.70.1
¬ Other offences for profit100.062.337.74.09.10.42.90.37.93.79.10.4
¬ Criminal damage100.052.647.45.30.93.310.40.910.87.87.60.3
¬ Violence and maltreatment100.050.249.84.31.91.314.40.711.67.67.60.2
¬ Sexual offences100.068.231.81.81.00.55.16.96.12.57.30.5
¬ Drug and alcohol offences100.045.154.95.21.70.95.80.327.16.27.30.3
¬ Public order and integrity violations100.059.640.43.01.30.97.40.310.39.67.40.2
¬ Traffic offences100.069.730.31.41.50.32.80.35.43.214.90.4
¬ Other offences100.074.725.31.91.10.52.10.46.22.17.73.2

About the statistics

The statistics include the offences investigated and registered during the statistical year. The statistics include information about type of offence, police district, police decision and charges against persons – in addition to persons charged by age, sex, place of residence, citizenship, scene of crime, number of offences and recidivism.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

An offence is considered completely investigated at the time a decision with legal efficacy has been made regarding the offence.

1) Offences are in the crime statistics defined as the actions, which by law are described as punishable at any given time. The investigated offences are separated by type of offences, police district and by police decision. Cases reported to and investigated and completed by the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences investigated (see Coherence with other statistics under Background). Violations under the Road Traffic Act or Customs Act that are settled by on the spot fines are not regarded as offences reported to the police, and are not investigated by the police and Prosecution authority. They are therefore not included in the statistics (see statistics on Sanctions).  

2) Charges

3) Charged persons

More detailed description of units and variables:Offences in the crime statistics are the acts which at any current time are considered to be unlawful in the penal code. To date, more than 1 260 different codes have been used in BL/STRASAK/PAL, of which about 660 different codes are actively used today to classify offences. Following the Penal Code of 2005 coming into effect on 1 October 2015, around 430 new codes were introduced into the police’ central registration system for offences. These replaced the codes from the Penal Code of 1902, which are about the same in numbers. Consequentially, Statistics Norway now use the new version of Standard for types of offences, Type of offence 2015, to classify offences. From the release of the year 2015 and onwards, the statistics thus contain the following groupings of offences (see also Statistical Classifications and Code Lists – Klass):

Group of offence, where offences are divided into nine main groups. These groups of offences are further divided into more specified types of offences (see Type of offences).

Type of offence, where offences are divided into about 150 unique types of offences. Similar types of offences are grouped together to a varying degree of aggregated levels, where all levels are included in the nine groups of offences.

Category of offence was a classification of offences used in the statistics for the period 1993-2014, where offences were classified as either a crime or a misdemeanor. For more information on this expired classification, see the version Types of offences 2006 in Klass and About the statistics 2014 for Offences investigated.

A decision with legal efficacy can be given by the police and the prosecuting authority, or by the courts. The legal decision implies that the police and prosecuting authority or courts consider the offence as completely investigated - and that further investigation is not of current interest (unless retrial at a later time). The basic material contains about 200 different types of legal decisions. How offences are settled by the police and prosecuting authorities, are described by the statistics on investigated offences. (Other registers than STRASAK are used for statistics on sanctions). All court decisions, e.g. unconditional imprisonment or acquittal, are for this reason classified as decided by prosecution in the statistics on investigated offences. Some decisions made by the police and the prosecuting authority, conclude that no offence has been committed. Cases with such decisions are not considered as offences and so not included in the statistics on investigated offences.

Persons charged are, by Statistics Norway's definition, persons who have a legal decision against them. Common to all "persons charged" is that they are regarded by the police and prosecuting authorities as perpetrators, and have had the status as charged at the completion of the investigation (prior to any prosecution and court trial).

A person suspected of having committed offences can get a legal status as charged at various times during the investigation of a criminal case (e.g. the status of prisoner in custody is person charged). Charges can, however, be withdrawn during the investigation so that by the completion of the investigation the person is no longer regarded as charged. In other words, persons who have been charged during the investigation, but not at the completion of the investigation, are not included in the statistics. Because the statistics do not cover everyone who has had the status of being charged, Statistics Norway's use of the term "charged" is not synonymous with corresponding terms in Section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Act. All "persons charged" in the statistics have, however, have had the status of charged in connection with the offences for which they have received a legal decision.

In some cases a person may be a participant in several offences and thus incur several charges in the course of the statistical year. The tables of persons charged show the number of different persons who have been charged in the course of the statistical year. In other words, a person is counted only once as charged in the course of statistical year. In other cases several persons may have participated in one individual offence, i.e. several persons may be charged with the same offence. In such cases, all these persons are included in the tables of persons charged. On the basis of these two factors, the number of persons charged will be different from the number of offences solved by charge.

Principal offence : A person, who has been charged with several offences in the course of the statistical year, will be grouped by the principal offence in the tables, i.e. by the offence, which by law carries the longest sentences.

The percentage of solved offences is calculated from Statistics Norway's classification of the legal decisions. As a main rule, all offences in which the police and prosecuting authority have charged at least one person at the completion of the investigation count as solved. The offence also counts as solved when prosecution is dropped or withdrawn, but in such cases no information is obtained on possible persons charged. The percentage is calculated from the number of offences solved by the police and prosecuting authority. This implies that all offences transferred to (with prosecution or charge in the magistrate's court) and decided in the courts, count as solved. This also applies to the offences in which the court at a later time has acquitted the putative perpetrators for the offences for which they have been charged. Cases in which the investigation has concluded that an offence has not taken place are not included in the statistics on investigated offences, or in the calculation of the percentage of solved offences. The percentage solved for various types of offences varies widely. An overall percentage of solved offences for the entire country, or for a police district, is therefore highly dependent on how the offences are distributed by type.

Recidivism : An ongoing survey of recidivism among persons charged at the completion of the investigation is carried out. The survey covers persons charged with crimes during the year five years ahead of the statistical year. Recidivism here is defined as a new charge in one or more of the following five years. The survey does not take into account various forms of recidivism obstacles during the observation period. Persons charged with uncertain information about identity and/or time of a crime, are not in the survey.

Police districts are used to break down violations of the law according to the body that is ascribed as owner of the criminal proceedings, on the date Statistics Norway takes an extraction of the basic data.

From 1 January 2016, Norwegian police were organised into new regional districts, where 27 police districts were reduced to 12. Statistics Norway release figures by this new division from the year 2016 and onwards, even though the data basis for the production of the statistics does not contain criminal case data with allocations by the new district standard, and that the internal process of organising the new district will be executed over the course of 2017 and 2018.The new police districts are mainly organised by a merger of former districts, which at an aggregated level are comparable to the previous organisation of 27 districts. The exemption from this is the former police district of Midtre Hålogaland, which after the new organisation is divided by the county border between new Nordland PD and Troms PD. However, derived from information about owner district by the previous organisation, as well as information about the criminal cases belonging in terms of police branches and scene of crime, Statistics Norway have been able to allocate all criminal cases after the new organisation of police districts. All offences with a branch code for the police stations in Harstad, Iberstad and Salangen have been ascribed to Troms PD as the owner district. Furthermore, offences with a scene of crime in Troms County and with branch codes for Evenes, Tjelsund and Skånland police station, as well as "Joint Operational Unit" (Fellesoperativ enhet) and "Eco Team" (Økoteam), have been ascribed to Troms PD as the owner district. Remaining offences registered with the former Midtre Hålogaland PD as the owner district have been ascribed to Nordland PD. For a complete overview of Police Districts 2016 and previous organisations, including relation to municipalities, see Statistical Classifications and Code Lists.

In addition to the 12 geografic police districts (see Standard classifications), the Governor of Svalbard and some central Special agencies can also be owners (i.e. have responsibility for follow-up) of criminal cases during different stages of the criminal proceedings process. The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) and The National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) have prosecuting authority and can decide criminal cases, and are therefore included in the category Special agency.

 

 

 

Age is defined as a person’s wholly lived years at the time of the offence.

Sex is defined based on two different sources. Where there is a match for personal ID numbers in the Central Population Register, the person`s sex is derived from this source. For all persons who cannot be identified in the Central Population Register (by means of date of birth, personal ID number or name), information about sex registered by the police is used.

Standard classifications

Group of offence (9 main groups). See Standard for type of offences 2015 in Klass.

Type of offence.  See Standard for type of offences 2015 in Klass.

Police district (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables. Up to 31.12.2001: 54 police districts plus special agencies. From 01.01.2002 included: 27 police districts plus special agencies. From 2016: 12 police Districts plus special agencies)

Citizenship and continent:

Age (Up to 1999 included: groups 5-13, 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-59, 60-. From 2000 included: groups 5-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-59, 60-.)

Sex

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Offences investigated
Topic: Social conditions, welfare and crime

Responsible division

Division for Income and social welfare statistics

Regional level

National, county and police district level.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual. Normally published in the third quarter of the year subsequent to the statistical year.

Because of changes and other circumstances, the statistics have been published later and with irregular intervals in some of the previous years.

International reporting

Reporting some statistics to the Eurostat and UN .

Microdata

Raw data files of whole-year files from the Police Computing Service are stored electronically. Volume files with completely processed material are stored electronically (volumes from 1987 have been adapted to the new technological platform).

Background

Background and purpose

The statistics describe how the police and prosecuting authority settle offences when investigation is completed, percentage of solved offences, alleged offenders when investigation is completed (persons charged) and recidivism among these. The statistics on completely investigated offences has been published annually from 1957 included.

The statistics is used to describe the registered crimes and their offenders from 1960 up to 1991, and the registered offences from 1992 and up to today. The principle division between crimes and misdemeanours has been discontinued in new Penal Code of 2005.Separate statistics on Offences reported to the police exists from 1993 and are used for this purpose if trends are to be described from this time).

After a gradual transition from reporting through forms to reporting electronically (completed in the years around 1990), the central police registration system (STRASAK) has been the basis for the stistics. In 2002 there was made changes in the processing in accordance with new structure for the police districts and the subsequent alteration in the police's registration systems (BL/STRASAK/PAL).

Users and applications

Major users are the media, research and education sector, interest organizations, the Ministry of Justice and the Police, and other public services and institutions associated with the justice sector. Beyond this the statistics serve as the basis for information for others interested in the status of and trends in crime.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of the most important Principles for Equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses.

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics over investigated offences one of four main crime statistics in the area of Crime and the justice . The others are Offences reported to the police , Sanctions , and Imprisonments .

In general the offences included in the statistics offences reported shall same or later years be represented in the statistics over investigated offences, sanctions and imprisonments (see separate statistics for Criminal prosecutions, in Norwegian only ). When using the crime statistics it is, however, important to be aware that the various parts do not necessarily refer to the same population of offences within the same statistical volume. It can take a long time from an offence is reported until it is investigated and possibly sanctioned, in some cases years. The units counted ar also dissimilar in the different statistics, although offences are counted quite similar for reported and investigated offences. The tables on offences reported to the police are therefore not comparable with the other crime statistics.

Other closely related statistics at Statistics Norway are: the Survey of level of living, victims and crime (exposure to violence and theft), Victims of offences reported to the police , Police and prosecution - StatRes (discontinued) and Causes of death (murder) (discontinued).

Of related external statistics, the Police directorate (POD) also publish figures on percentage of offences solved and time of dealing with cases, based on investigated offences in STRASAK/PAL (only available in Norwegian), but these are to be considered as operation statistics for the police, and should not be read as the official crime statistics. These statistics are also defined and produced on other criteria and with other groupings than Statistics Norway, and do not have directly comparable figures.

The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs investigates cases where employees of the police or prosecuting authority are suspected of committing criminal offences in the course of duty. Offences which are investigated and completed by the Bureau without further prosecution or court proceedings are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences reported to the police and offences investigated. However, when such cases result in a sanction registered in the Criminal Record Register, they will be included in the statistics on sanctions. Furthermore, such cases are included in the statistics on imprisonments in the same manner as other criminal cases.

The Bureau is an independent body, and is not organised as part of the police. The Bureau is administratively under the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and professionally under the Director of Public Prosecutions (which also functions as the body of appeal for cases where prosecution is dropped and other types of prosecution decisions made by the Bureau). In their annual reports, the Bureau publishes statistics on offences reported and investigated over the course of the year.

The Norwegian National Criminal Investigation Services (Kripos) also publishes figures on homicides, but these statistics are counted from another definition of the selection than SSB's statistics over investigated offences (among other things the year of action, not the year of decision with legal efficacy).

Legal authority

Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2 (forms/registers).

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover all offences completely investigated within the statistical year. The statistics provide information about the type and number of offences, police district, scene of crime, the police decision, and the persons charged at completed investigation. It provides information about the age, sex, citizenship and place of residence, and recidivism of the persons charged. (see descriptions of concepts and variables in Definitions, and estimations in Collection of data revision and estimations).

Violations against the Road Traffic Act and Duty Act in which the sanction is imposed as a on the spot fine, are not covered by the statistics (see instead statistics on Sanctions). Cases reported to and investigated and completed by the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences investigated (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

From 1992 to 2014 the statistics contained both crimes and misdemeanours. For previous years, the statistics is only for offences. The principle division between crimes and misdemeanours has been discontinued in new Penal Code of 2005. The definisions of the population – criminal cases, offences investigated and the offenders are equal before and after this change in 2015 (see under Defintions ans Sources of error and uncertainty).

Each offence with a legal decision makes one unit in the basic material. Before 1994/1995 the practice was that several offences could be registered as one (see Comparability over time and space).

Data sources and sampling

From 1991 the data source is completely EDP based and drawn from the central police registration system, STRASAK, which covers all completed investigations of offences recorded by Norway's police districts (BL), as well as special agencies and higher prosecution authorities, as part of the processing of the criminal case. From 2002 the selection is decided in STRASAK, but the actual data extension are done through the police' analysis and management tool (PAL).

The various police districts are, via Kripos, asked to provide information in the cases where Statistics Norway finds logical errors and missing information in the data material. The statistical process includes information from the national register (see Population statistics), and previous volumes of statistics on investigated offences.

Not based on random sample but a complete selection, the statistics shall contain all offences and persons charged in criminal cases the police and prosecuting authority has registered as completely investigated during the year. The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs investigates cases where employees of the police or prosecuting authority are suspected of committing criminal offences in the course of duty. The Bureau registers cases in a separate registry version of BL/STRASAK/PAL, and these cases are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences investigated (see Coherence with other statistics under Background). See also Population, Collection of data editering and estimations, Confidentiality and Comparability over time and space. The selection is also described in more detail, see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The data files are collected in digital form from Norwegian Police ICT Services (previously The Norwegian Police Data Processing Service (PDMT)) mid January. Norwegian Police ICT Services runs out the data from STRASAK/PAL. The register is centrally completely updated the day (longer before) after local registration in BL (this is less relevant than earlier). With that, Statistics Norway can obtain information about two weeks days after the end of the statistical period. Information on incorrect entries and missing data is obtained from Kripos (from the statistical year 2015, and in previous years the police Districts and from Police ICT Services) in the course of the first and second quarter of the year though error tables. Information related to persons is electronically connected from SSB's population register.

The register systems of the police contain some validity controls of data. In addition, Statistics Norway undertakes controls and editering of the material. For example will deficient information on scene of crime by municipality, be added municipality to the extent possible out of other information from the register.

An overview of all controls and Statistics Norway's processing routines are found in "Statistikk over etterforskede lovbrudd. Dokumentasjon", Notater 1999/52, StatisticsNorway. Validity controls in STRASAK/PAL and Statistics Norway's processing routines are redeveloped as needed, resulting in constant improvement of the data material (see Comparability over time and space for new routines from 2002).

Figures are not based on estimations, as the three basic units consists of complete counts of the data from the police registers (for an account of concepts, see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions):

  • All offences completely investigated are counted, with given characteristics (e.g. type of offence, police district and police decision). From these numbers the percentage of offences solved are calculated, in total and for each type and group of offence.
  • All unique charged person are counted, and the number of these with given characteristics (e.g. sex and age). For persons with more than one offence during the year the principal offence are applied by the use of an indicator of graveness based on maximum and minimum sentence beside other characteristics of the criminal procedure.
  • Recidivism is counted as charges during the last five statistical years against persons (with full personal identification number) charged in the statistical year prior to these five.

Calculations in per cent and per 1 000 inhabitants (5 year and up) are being made by use of number of inhabitants 31'st of December in the statistical year (also for each age group, sex, and geographical area - see Population statistics ). As a general rule, all figures for charged persons per 1 000 population (both total and the whole country) are calculated from the population aged 5 years and over. This is because of the statistical definition of charged persons, with 5 year olds as a starting point. When figures per 1 000 population are calculated for the variable offence, however, the population is used as a whole – as it is done for example for the statistics on Offences reported to the police. 

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

The statistics implies particularly sensitive personal information and information on punishable offences considered as extremely sensitive. Statistics Norway administers the data basis for crime statistics with great caution. When releasing statistics showing few units, the protection of privacy is considered on each incident.

Comparability over time and space

There are many conditions that can be significant for the comparability over time of the different crime statistics, and is not described in a broad manner here. But a few central changes during the last decades can be pointed out:

Introduction of Strasak ca. 1985-1990
Before the 1980s individual forms with data on the crime cases were obtained from police districts and recorded by Statistics Norway. Oslo switched to edp based registration in 1979, followed by the police districts in Agder in 1981. STRASAK was introduced at the various police departments in subsequent years, and by the end of 1991 all districts had switched to electronic registration. A while after STRASAK was introduced at the various police districts, reporting to Statistics Norway was done electronically.

A reorganisation in 1984 entailed that STRASAK cover crimes finally given a legal decision during the statistical year (not completely investigated before a possible trial, as was previously the case). The previous selection criteria were, however, maintained for the police districts that did not report with STRASAK after 1984 (see Sources of error and uncertainty under Sources of error). When departments switched to reporting with STRASAK the selection criteria were changed. Because the selection criteria were different for the various departments, and were changed in conjunction with the transition to electronic reporting by the individual districts, some crimes were counted twice in the period from 1984 up to 1991/1992. The extent of the double registration caused by these transitions is uncertain. Probably there were not many double registrations, but it may have happened with certain serious crime cases where a charge was handed down at the end of the year in question.

New registration practice 1994/1995
Each offence with a legal decision makes one unit in the basic material. This has been the practice since 1994/1995. Before this, only one offence was registered when:

  • Several offences were committed in one act against one victim. The most serious offence was registered.
  • The same person committed several homogeneous offences over a period of time against one victim.
  • One offence was committed as a path-breaker for the other offence.

More offences were, however, registered when an offence was committed to hide another offence, just as the practice since 1994/1995.

STRASAK has been under development for a long time regarding to quality assurance and registration of details. Because of this development the data source of the statistics contains more information than before. The changeover in 1994/1995 to registering all offences is of great importance, and caused an increase in the number of investigated offences in the statistics without there necessarily being more offences investigated.

Reorganisation of Strasak in 2002
As of 1 January 2002, a new structure for the police districts was established; where for one thing the number of police districts was halved. Statistics Norway has as result of this, and the following technical re-adjustments in the central police criminal register system (BL/STRASAK/PAL, from October 2002 included), changed the routines for producing the statistics on offences investigated. News on statistics on offences investigated from 2002 included:

  • New police districts replace the previous geographical division. The possibilities of comparing these to statistics on police districts prior to 1 January 2002 are to a great extent restricted.
  • Several persons charged without registered and valid official Norwegian reference number are being identified if they have committed more than one offence. This gives a somewhat lower number of persons charged and a higher number of persons charged with more than one offence, for persons committing offences when on a temporarily residence in Norway in particular.
  • Statistics on the number of accessories shows to a greater extent the actual number of offenders with who the person charged has committed the offence in cooperation with. This involves a somewhat higher number of accessories than it would have been out of the previous method of surveying these.
  • Transfers to Conflict Council are only made available as settlement valid in law only against persons charged over the age of consent. This involves that the number of transfers to Conflict Council decreases, and that prosecutions dropped, the offender not liable, become correspondingly more.

After a thorough examination of the different data basis and crime statistics, in addition to dialogue with Norwegian Police ICT Services, Statistics Norway is of the opinion that the statistics on offences investigated from 2002 and following, has become fairly comparable to previous years. The police reform, together with the changes made in Statistics Norway's own categories is however of some importance to comparability of the statistics over longer time.

Introduction of the new penal code on 1 October 2015:                                                                                      After the new penal code (Penal Code of 2005) came into effect on 1 October 2015, the raw data from the police registers are changed. There are quite distinct differences in structure, language and content between the Penal Code of 1902 and the Penal Code of 2005, which is even more evident in the corresponding codes used for registering offences in the police’ central registration system. Code connected to both the new and the former penal code is used after 1 October 2015, due to the new legislation not having retroactive effect. Offences may be registered and processed long after they have been committed. This means that the Penal Code of 1902 and 2005 will appear in the data of all crime statistics for many years to come.

Criminal cases with violations of the provisions dating before the introduction of the new penal code (registered by former codes and appellation), will not always be possible to specify and classify in the same way as criminal cases with a violation of a corresponding provision from the Penal Code of 2005. Certain types of offences in Standard for types of offences 2015 will therefore exclusively contain violations of offences stemming from new penal legislation, and mainly consist of offences committed after 1 October 2015. In the standard, these will be indicated with “(from 1.10.2015)” in the classification name. Older offences which cannot be specified in the same way are placed in “other or unspecified” types of offences. The content of the statistics – and the possibilities of doing comparisons on the most detailed levels of the standard – will for certain types of offences therefore be mainly based on offences committed after 1.10.2015. This type of break in the time series will vary over time for the different types of offences, depending on which crime statistics you use. When such breaks in the time series are identified, the general recommendation is to use figures on a more aggregated level, which means less specified figures with a smaller degree of time series break. Se Standard for type of offences 2015 in Klass and the article "The New Crime Statistics" (in Norwegian only).

Other changes
Also other changes have been made, contributing to higher quality of the statistics, and influencing the comparability over time.

National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime inNorway(Økokrim) have been included in the statistic since 1995. After The National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) also was given prosecuting authority in 2005, the police district category "Special agencies" have been specified in tables, which includes both agencies.

 

On 1 January 2016, Norwegian police were organised into new regional districts, where 27 police districts were reduced to 12. The internal process of organising the new districts will be executed gradually during the course of 2017 and 2018, but as of year 2016, Statistics Norway will only release statistics by the new police districts in StatBank. The new police districts are mainly organised by merging the former districts, which on an aggregated level are comparable to the former division of 27 districts. However, in the new organisation, the former Midtre Hålogaland PD is divided by the county border between new Nordland PD and Troms PD. Thus, comparisons across the new and former district are not possible for the districts in question. For a detailed overview of the new police districts, including their relation to municipalities, see Statistical Classifications and Code Lists.

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The principal offence is defined as the offence, which by law carries the longest sentence. Many offences have a broad sentencing framework. Because only the general provisions of the law are taken into account and not the individual differences in the seriousness of the offences, this method could cause the charged person to be grouped under another offence than the most serious one in the specific case. Because three-fourths of the persons charged are charged with only one offence, and the others have a tendency to be arrested for the same type of offence, a relatively limited number of persons charged are classified under another offence than the most serious one.

Offences, in which the police complete the investigation by recommending prosecution, are not included in STRASAK until a legal decision is made. Consequently, it is the offences tried in the courts that come under the "Committed for trial" decision category (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions and earlier sections on the transition to a new criterion for selections introduced with STRASAK in the time period from 1984 to 1991).

In the case of offences involving several perpetrators, the police decision can be different for the various persons charged. Tables, in which the offences are grouped by type of decision, show only the decision for one casual chosen of the persons charged (of all offences completely investigated in 2015, 2 per cent involved more than one person charged).

The decision "Transferred to Conflict Council" means that the offence reported to the police and the person charged have been transferred to a conflict council -and that the police and the prosecuting authority have been informed that the council has arrived at a solution. The offences that were transferred but not solved through mediation in the conflict council will get other legal decisions categorized under other types of decisions in the statistics.

The vast majority of offences have only one point of time at which the offence was committed, but for the offences that have taken place over a period of time the age is set according to age at the time of the first offence. In addition, the age of the person charged would always be set according to his or her age at the time of the most serious offence that the person is charged with in the course of the year. In some cases this causes the age of the person charged to be somewhat misleading: Persons under the age of consent (15) may appear in the statistics as charged and punished. The fact that persons under the age of 15 appear as charged or punished, however, are due to incorrect registration by the police or that the wrong decision was made by the prosecuting authority or court.

Based on experience, incorrect registration is often the reason why persons under the age of 5 are registered as charged. Therefore personal information about persons charged under the age of 5 is removed from the statistics (and the population aged 5 years and up is used to calculate persons charged per 1 000 inhabitants).

An offence can be included as part of the investigation of a complex of cases. This can be the case when a person is investigated for several homogeneous offences against various victims, or when many persons are investigated for one or more offences that have taken place in the same situation. An offence, and the legal decision made, will not be included in the statistics before all of the remaining offences in the complex of cases are legally decided. This entails that some offences are legally decided before the year the offence becomes part of the statistics (in the statistics for 2015, under 6 per cent of offences were decided in a year prior to 2015).

Attempted offences are in most cases punishable. Attempted offences are usually registered as committed offences in the basic material of the statistics. Surveys indicate that the rule previously was followed only exceptionally concerning murder, and that attempted murder up to 1987 was usually recorded as grievous bodily harm. After the introduction and development of STRASAK, attempts at certain types of offences, e.g. attempted murder and attempted rape, have been registered and presented as separate types of offences in the statistics.

Offences dismissed by the police are in the statistics regarded as completely investigated. If such a dismissed offence is solved in a subsequent year, it will count both the year it was dropped and the year it was solved.

Processing of the data at Statistics Norway show that the various police districts make some obviously incorrect entries. Every year there are some cases were corrections are not returned to Statistics Norway. Information from the police districts that make corrections will be more complementing and correct than information from the police departments that do not return corrected lists.

BL/STRASAK contains a large selection of various categories for registering offences and legal decisions (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions). As long as valid codes for offences and legal decisions are used, Statistics Norway cannot, by processing the statistics, discover whether the right categories are used. Partial non-response (in that certain variables are not given for some units) occurs, but with the aid of internal controls in STRASAK these are limited to less important variables.

The greatest possibility that incorrect categorization may have occurred in registering offences, is in the statistics on offences reported to the police , and then in particular the more specialized types of offences. Registration of type of offence and legal decision at the end of the investigation are made on a lawyer's evaluation, and therefore considered being more reliable than the registration done at the time of reporting to the police.

See Data sources and sampling under Production.

The crime statistics cover only registered crime, i.e. offences that the police discover or get knowledge of. Police resources and priorities and the tendency of people to report offences to the police, are of great importance to which acts become part of the crime statistics. An unknown number of offences are never registered. Such unregistered offences are usually called missing figures. Various interview surveys on self-reported crime and susceptibility to crime, indicate that unregistered crime is extensive (see Survey of level of living, victims and crime , Statistics Norway). What is registered of crime over time is necessarily also influenced by changes i laws and regulation (see Comparability over time and space under Production). These phenomenons are nonetheless not actual statistical "errors”, but elements that influences it.

Revision

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