Consultations and services

Any victim of a crime, or his or her relatives, have the right to turn to a victim support service for free advice and immediate or longer-term assistance.

Key figures on the topic

Victims by gender, age and nationality

  2019 2020
Victim consultations1 41 154 43 263
Gender of the person given support
Male 11 208 10 748
Female 29 072 31 623
Unknown 874
892
Age (at the time of the consultation)
Aged under 10 3 359 3 299
10-17 4 255 4 595
18-29 8 189 9 282
30-64 19 141 20 563
Aged over 64 2 931 2 050
Unknown 3 279 3 474
Nationality
Swiss 22 041 22 430
Foreign nationals
12 406 13 219
Unknown 6 707 7 614
Data updated: 17.05.2021
1) incl. long-term services provided by the canton of Zurich
Source: FSO – Statistics on Victim Support

Offences suffered

Any person whose physical, sexual or mental integrity is directly affected by an offence is entitled to assistance. The offence is assessed in accordance with the victim's statements.


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Statistical sources and concepts

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Crime and Criminal Justice
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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Remark

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