Indemnities and reparations

Victims and their relatives are entitled to compensation for the negative impact on, or the death of the victim as a result of the offences suffered. They may also be entitled to reparation where justified by the seriousness of the impact and by the particular circumstances.

Key figures on the topic

Claimant by gender, age and nationality

Compensation and reparation of victims by gender, age and nationality
  2018 2019
Total 1 255 1 252
Status of claimant
Victim 1 071 1 095
Relative(s) 86 76
Victim and relative(s) 11 14
Unknown 87 67
Sex of victim
Male 504 479
Female 749 773
Unknown 2 0
Age of victim
Up to age 10 36 35
10-17 77 89
18-29 342 333
30-64 691 661
Aged over 64 63 71
Unknown 46 63
Nationality of victim
Swiss 666 654
Foreign nationals 404 406
Unknown 185 192
Data updated: 13.05.2020
Source: FSO – Statistics on Victim Support

Claims by type and amount of compensation

Compensation and reparation of victims
  2018 2019
Total claims 1 255 1 252
Positive decisions 652 704
Compensation
Number 85 80
Amount 1 269 320 1 031 886
Median 3 939 3 545
Reparations  
Number 628 676
Amount 4 676 350 5 647 212
Median 3 500 3 500
Advance compensation payments
Number 24 21
Amount 122 576 192 989
Median 2 474 8 535
Data updated: 13.05.2020 Source: FSO – Statistics on Victim Support

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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