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

  2018 2019
Victim consultations1 41 540 41 154
Gender of the person given support
Male 11 640 11 208
Female 29 135 29 072
Unknown 765 874
Age (at the time of the consultation)
Aged under 10 3 182 3 359
10-17 4 007 4 255
18-29 8 133 8 189
30-64 19 042 19 141
Aged over 64 3 842 2 931
Unknown 3 334 3 279
Nationality
Swiss 23 014 22 041
Foreign nationals
12 104 12 406
Unknown 6 422 6 707
Data updated: 03.06.2020
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.

  2018 2019
Total1 41 540 41 154
Homicide 585 558
Attempted murder 427 409
Assault and aggression 19 774 19 796
Extortion, threats, coercion 13 207 13 162
Robbery 558 551
Offence against liberty 1 439 1 248
Sexual acts with children 4 607 4 871
Sexual acts with dependent persons 619 656
Sexual assault, rape 4 761
4 624
Offences against sexual integrity 1 652 1 580
Abduction of minors 186 130
Transmission of a human disease 45 30
Prostitution 120 85
Human trafficking 186 193
Other offences under the Swiss Criminal Code 512 521
Road traffic: homicide 218 203
Road traffic: assault 2 157 2 077
Data updated: 03.06.2020
1) incl. long-term services provided by the canton of Zurich
Source: FSO – Statistics on Victim Support

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Statistical sources and concepts

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

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