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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 2nd quarter

Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to September 2012 to 2016 (preliminary data)

Offence 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1) Offences and infractions total 666,912 667,773 614,432 623,181 624,771
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 378,051 372,884 368,057 359,616 356,901
3) Offences A to F 328,529 324,650 319,341 313,820 314,442
A. Offences against property 183,227 183,842 185,315 179,184 176,964
Burglaries total 27,123 24,387 25,638 25,844 24,141
Breaking into a residence 5,002 4,245 4,800 4,514 4,108
- into a free-time residence 1,182 1,242 1,450 1,277 960
- into another residence 3,820 3,003 3,350 3,237 3,148
Breaking into business premises 3,076 2,928 3,072 3,112 2,569
Breaking into a motor vehicle 8,422 7,166 6,989 7,240 6,414
Other burglaries 10,623 10,048 10,777 10,978 11,050
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 7,025 6,239 6,058 5,941 5,269
Robberies total 1,247 1,108 1,267 1,170 1,255
Damages to property total 34,160 33,321 33,112 28,816 27,001
Embezzlements total 2,481 2,732 2,312 2,128 2,224
Frauds total 15,917 17,503 17,521 19,929 18,790
- aggravated fraud 807 852 1,124 1,114 993
B. Crimes against life and health 30,830 28,650 26,701 26,993 26,579
Manslaughter, murder or killing 65 73 76 64 59
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 276 194 253 213 242
Assaults total 28,804 26,707 24,906 25,241 24,837
- aggravated assault 1,401 1,357 1,215 1,177 1,175
C. Sexual crimes 2,731 2,606 2,258 2,237 2,542
Sexual exploitation of a child 1,181 1,301 1,090 897 945
Rape 809 748 760 767 864
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 10,991 10,199 9,478 9,525 10,167
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,433 1,258 1,289 1,254 1,416
Impeding an official 1,634 1,415 1,410 1,344 1,390
E. Certain traffic offences 37,694 34,682 34,930 34,579 34,352
Drunken driving total 14,915 13,724 13,330 13,501 13,211
F. Other offences 63,056 64,671 60,659 61,302 63,838
Narcotics offences total 15,446 17,181 16,014 18,049 18,514
- aggravated narcotics offence 789 915 871 847 844
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 3,928 3,860 3,023 2,665 2,476
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 1) 338,383 343,123 295,091 309,361 310,329
- exceeding speed limits 2) 225,184 243,709 205,601 221,586 222,952
1) Problems connected to the re-organisation of automatic traffic control brought about a substantial fall in the number of traffic offences recorded in the early part of 2014 compared with 2013. Exceeding speed limits towards the end of 2012 were recorded erroneously in the early part of 2013.
2) Cases of exceeding speed limits registered as endangerment of traffic safety, aggravated endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions.

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2016, 3. quarter

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Updated 18.10.2016

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