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

  2020 2021
Victim consultations1 43 263 44 633
Gender of the person given support
Male 10 748 10 930
Female 31 623 32 828
Unknown 892
875
Age (at the time of the consultation)
Aged under 10 3 299 3 121
10-17 4 595 4 999
18-29 9 282 9 688
30-64 20 563 20 966
Aged over 64 2 050 2 012
Unknown 3 474 3 847
Nationality
Swiss 22 430 22 711
Foreign nationals 13 219 13 322
Unknown 7 614 8 600
Data updated: 16.05.2022
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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