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Social conditions, welfare and crime: Crime and justice

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  • Fewest sentences in 30 years

    Compared to the year before, most types of penal sanctions saw a drop in 2017. A significant decline in court-issued sanctions means that the number of sentences is the lowest since 1987.

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  • Fewer reported thefts and narcotic offences in 2018

    The police and prosecution authority registered 317 900 offences in 2018. This is on a par with the record low year of 2017, and the reports show a continued drop in theft and narcotic offences.

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  • Further decline of victims of theft, not threats and violence

    In 2018, 9.0 per cent of the adult population reported that they had been victims of incidents of theft, damage, violence or threats of violence during the past year. This is lower than in all previous surveys on living conditions. The share of vi...

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  • Fewer offences solved in the year of reform 2017

    The police and prosecution authority completed the investigation of 288 800 offences in 2017. This is 9.6 per cent fewer than in the record low year of 2016, and the drop in the number of solved offences and corresponding charges against perpetrat...

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  • 8 100 children under 15 years victims of violence and sexual offences

    2017 saw a continued decline in victims of offences, but more children under 15 years of age were registered as victims of violence and maltreatment and sexual offences.

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  • This is Norway 2018

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

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  • Three out of four sanctioned are men

    There has been a decrease in many types of penal sanctions over the last ten years. The share of men among those sanctioned has also fallen, but the large majority are still men.

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  • Women and men in Norway 2018

    Who are the women and men in Norway? Statistics Norway presents similarities and differences between women and men in Norway within areas of society we can describe with statistics in Women and men in Norway.

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  • Record prison numbers in 2016

    When examining all types of sentences as a whole, 2016 was a record year for prison numbers.

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  • Record low reported offences in 2017

    The police and prosecution authority registered 318 600 offences in 2017. This is the lowest number in the 25-year history of the statistics. However, there were more reports of sexual abuse against children.

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  • Crime among immigrants and children of immigrants in Norway

    Reports 2017/36

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  • Crime and duration of residency among immigrants in Norway

    Reports 2017/37

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  • More sentences served

    More sentences were served in 2015 than the year before, both with electronic monitoring and in prison institutions. There were also more imprisonments of people aged 30 and over.

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  • Fewest offences solved since the 1990s

    The police and the Prosecution authority completed the investigation of more than 319 000 offences in 2016, which is 3 per cent less than the year before. In numbers, there was a decline for both solved and unsolved offences, as well as the number...

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  • This is Norway 2017

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

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