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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 June 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data)

Offence 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1) Offences and infractions total 392,465 400,454 396,280 427,685 402,431
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 234,936 227,620 228,541 210,451 206,870
3) Offences A to F 203,076 198,059 201,761 186,863 182,413
A. Offences against property 116,894 111,770 111,723 100,177 93,824
Burglaries total 16,327 16,069 15,175 13,962 12,780
Breaking into a residence 3,083 2,828 2,539 2,361 2,161
- into a free-time residence 1,044 838 622 813 535
- into another residence 2,039 1,990 1,917 1,548 1,626
Breaking into business premises 1,942 1,901 1,678 1,538 1,353
Breaking into a motor vehicle 4,355 4,521 3,957 3,509 3,062
Other burglaries 6,947 6,819 7,001 6,554 6,204
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 3,511 3,444 2,939 2,659 2,457
Robberies total 778 779 774 769 813
Damages to property total 21,267 18,325 16,632 16,086 14,397
Embezzlements total 1,514 1,370 1,432 1,532 1,541
Frauds total 11,773 13,183 12,655 11,335 11,485
- aggravated fraud 821 809 706 698 867
B. Crimes against life and health 17,543 17,537 17,632 17,592 16,842
Manslaughter, murder or killing 52 46 37 36 35
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 170 139 153 167 155
Assaults total 16,461 16,453 16,531 16,560 15,803
- aggravated assault 781 776 748 797 791
C. Sexual crimes 1,438 1,562 1,617 1,567 1,773
Sexual exploitation of a child 730 646 648 579 691
Rape 467 490 508 629 599
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 6,168 6,215 6,867 5,717 5,883
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 870 839 917 808 908
Impeding an official 912 887 888 697 735
E. Certain traffic offences 22,179 21,746 21,931 21,519 23,162
Drunken driving total 8,455 8,569 8,461 8,382 9,189
F. Other offences 38,854 39,229 41,991 40,291 40,929
Narcotics offences total 10,351 11,779 12,371 13,006 14,310
- aggravated narcotics offence 588 582 577 630 596
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 1,983 1,648 1,597 896 852
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 189,389 202,395 194,519 240,822 220,018
- exceeding speed limits 1) 129,914 146,781 138,522 190,785 170,363
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 2018, 2. quarter

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Updated 18.9.2018

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