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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 2012 to 2016 (preliminary data)

Offence 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1) Offences and infractions total 860,026 868,971 827,789 818,514 823,056
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 491,376 489,501 481,699 474,043 466,779
3) Offences A to F 424,835 424,434 417,479 412,862 411,893
A. Offences against property 237,422 240,359 241,163 235,980 230,460
Burglaries total 35,130 32,529 33,954 34,121 33,285
Breaking into a residence 6,294 5,763 6,373 5,987 5,303
- into a free-time residence 1,479 1,794 1,839 1,683 1,221
- into another residence 4,815 3,969 4,534 4,304 4,082
Breaking into business premises 4,010 3,837 4,039 4,076 3,328
Breaking into a motor vehicle 10,741 9,586 9,237 9,442 8,659
Other burglaries 14,085 13,343 14,305 14,616 15,995
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 8,813 7,960 7,778 7,462 6,708
Robberies total 1,648 1,531 1,700 1,558 1,692
Damages to property total 44,373 43,371 42,512 37,585 35,287
Embezzlements total 3,272 3,564 3,077 2,876 2,927
Frauds total 20,835 22,751 23,428 25,845 25,087
- aggravated fraud 1,033 1,096 1,518 1,443 1,401
B. Crimes against life and health 40,460 37,861 35,066 36,141 35,990
Manslaughter, murder or killing 91 100 102 97 81
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 354 268 328 303 318
Assaults total 37,857 35,355 32,763 33,803 33,669
- aggravated assault 1,884 1,809 1,651 1,585 1,597
C. Sexual crimes 3,576 3,329 3,013 3,099 3,365
Sexual exploitation of a child 1,590 1,673 1,429 1,237 1,260
Rape 1,020 977 1,009 1,063 1,172
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 14,375 13,649 12,567 12,863 13,358
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,857 1,685 1,707 1,715 1,884
Impeding an official 2,182 1,914 1,856 1,806 1,848
E. Certain traffic offences 47,960 45,248 45,527 44,941 44,755
Drunken driving total 19,166 18,053 17,662 17,698 17,378
F. Other offences 81,042 83,988 80,143 79,838 83,965
Narcotics offences total 20,041 22,604 21,689 23,345 25,078
- aggravated narcotics offence 1,020 1,226 1,132 1,056 1,181
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 4,598 4,566 3,689 3,187 2,873
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 1) 435,191 444,537 410,310 405,652 411,163
- exceeding speed limits 2) 288,522 315,846 293,730 290,972 298,708
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, 4. quarter

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Updated 19.1.2017

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