Communiqué de presse

Convictions of adults in 2017 Slight decline in adult convictions in 2017

Version republished on 24.06.2019

This press release and the two tables published with it concerning the interpretation of the nomenclature of criminal offences in Art. 66A para. 1 let. e. and f., were removed from the FSO website on 6 June 2018, due to public controversy. Detailed explanations on the current findings can be found in the methodological report: “FSO Newsletter” and in the press release of 24.6.2019. This information and all the data published in 2018 and 2019 are available here:

Neuchâtel, 4 June 2018 (FSO) - In 2017 around 105 000 adult convictions were registered in the conviction register. This corresponds to a decline of 5% compared with the previous year. Conditional financial penalties remain the most common sentence (87%), thus far exceeding custodial sentences since 2007. In 2017, there were 1039 convictions with expulsions. These are the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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