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Crime

Judicial statistics are based on data gathered by regular statistical surveys on reported, accused and convicted adult and juvenile perpetrators of criminal acts. Data are gathered by individual statistical questionnaires filled in by public prosecution offices and courts of first instance.
 
 




Key Indicators
 
  Reported adult perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 20502  

  Accused adult perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 9320  

  Convicted adult perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 8172  

  Reported juvenile perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 587  

  Accused juvenile perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 702  

  Convicted juvenile perpetrators of crimes  ( 2016) : 468  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

Adult perpetrator of crime is a person who has committed crime and who at the time of committing the crime had reached 18 years of age, and has committed the crime as: executor, accomplice, initiator or assistant.

Person reported as known perpetrator is an adult perpetrator of a criminal offence against whom proceedings based on criminal charge and committal proceedings have been concluded. This conclusion is connected with the issuance of an order by which: the charge is rejected, the investigation is stopped, the investigation is suspended or a charge has been applied.

Person reported as unknown perpetrator is an unknown person who was charged for a criminal offence in the Public Prosecutor's Office, and who remains unknown even after one year from the day of filing the charge.

When more persons have participated in committing a crime, every participant is considered as a unit of observation, and the crime is registered as a mark to each participant, where complicity is established with an answer to a particular question.

Accused person is an adult person against whom a proposed indictment or private suit is filed. It also refers to a person against whom legal proceedings have been concluded with a valid court decision.

Convicted person is an adult person recognized as responsible, against whom penal measures have been imposed.

Juvenile perpetrator of crime is a perpetrator of crime who at the time of the execution of the crime had reached the age of 14, but not yet the age of 18 , and has preformed the crime as: executor, accomplice, initiator or assistant.

Reported juvenile is a juvenile against whom the legal procedure after the filed charges was not raised (the charge was rejected), against whom the proceeding has been stopped or a proposal has been applied for announcing a penalty or educational measure.

Accused juvenile person is a juvenile against whom the proceeding in front of the Council has been stopped or no legal sanctions have been pronounced, as well as a criminally insane juvenile against whom a decision for security measures has been pronounced.

Convicted person is a juvenile perpetrator of crime against whom with a Court decision a legal sanction has been pronounced-juvenile imprisonment or educational measures.

A juvenile who committed crime with completed 14 but not yet 16 years of age can not be punished, but educational measures can be pronounced and is considered a younger juvenile. A juvenile who committed a crime with completed 16 but not yet 18 years of age and who can get a penalty of juvenile imprisonment is considered an older juvenile.


 


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