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
  2019 2020
Total 1 252 1 030
Status of claimant
Victim 1 095 867
Relative(s) 76 49
Victim and relative(s) 14 44
Unknown 67 70
Sex of victim
Male 479
426
Female 773 602
Unknown 0
2
Age of victim
Up to age 10 35 34
10-17 89
92
18-29 333 262
30-64 661 525
Aged over 64 71
60
Unknown 63
57
Nationality of victim
Swiss 654 497
Foreign nationals 406 357
Unknown 192 176
Data updated: 17.05.2021
Source: FSO – Statistics on Victim Support

Claims by type and amount of compensation


Further information

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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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