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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 3rd quarter

Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in 2013 to 2017 (preliminary data) Corrected on 13 April 2018.

Corrected on 13 April 2018. The corrected numbers are indicated in red.
Offence 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1) Offences and infractions total 868,971 827,789 818,514 823,056 854,397
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 489,501 481,699 474,043 466,779 438,210
3) Offences A to F 424,434 417,479 412,862 411,893 390,584
A. Offences against property 240,359 241,163 235,980 230,460 210,720
Burglaries total 32,529 33,954 34,121 33,285 29,742
Breaking into a residence 5,763 6,373 5,987 5,303 4,766
- into a free-time residence 1,794 1,839 1,683 1,221 1,509
- into another residence 3,969 4,534 4,304 4,082 3,257
Breaking into business premises 3,837 4,039 4,076 3,328 3,033
Breaking into a motor vehicle 9,586 9,237 9,442 8,659 7,648
Other burglaries 13,343 14,305 14,616 15,995 14,295
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 7,960 7,778 7,462 6,708 6,106
Robberies total 1,531 1,700 1,558 1,692 1,639
Damages to property total 43,371 42,512 37,585 35,287 33,434
Embezzlements total 3,564 3,077 2,876 2,927 3,152
Frauds total 22,751 23,428 25,845 25,087 23,379
- aggravated fraud 1,096 1,518 1,443 1,401 1,424
B. Crimes against life and health 37,861 35,066 36,141 35,990 35,731
Manslaughter, murder or killing 100 102 97 81 73
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 268 328 303 318 349
Assaults total 35,355 32,763 33,803 33,669 33,527
- aggravated assault 1,809 1,651 1,585 1,597 1,588
C. Sexual crimes 3,329 3,013 3,099 3,365 3,269
Sexual exploitation of a child 1,673 1,429 1,237 1,260 1,170
Rape 977 1,009 1,063 1,172 1,242
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 13,649 12,567 12,863 13,358 12,356
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,685 1,707 1,715 1,884 1,720
Impeding an official 1,914 1,856 1,806 1,848 1,525
E. Certain traffic offences 45,248 45,527 44,941 44,755 45,071
Drunken driving total 18,053 17,662 17,698 17,378 17,700
F. Other offences 83,988 80,143 79,838 83,965 83,437
Narcotics offences total 22,604 21,689 23,345 25,078 27,765
- aggravated narcotics offence 1,226 1,132 1,056 1,181 1,281
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 4,566 3,689 3,187 2,873 1,808
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 444,537 410,310 405,652 411,163 463,813
- exceeding speed limits 1) 315,846 293,730 290,972 298,708 367,760
1) 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 2017, 4. quarter

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Updated 16.3.2018

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