Convicted persons

The annual number of convicted juveniles and adults recorded in the register of convictions. Details are available of the personal characteristics by offence.

Regardless of the number of convictions, each person is shown only once per law or offence in any given year. Information on age, sex and nationality have been presented per law and offence in detail since 1999 for minors and since 1984 for adults. This statistical information are available at national and in almost all cases at cantonal level.

Convicted persons 2019
  Total
SCC RTA NarcA FNIA
Total minors1

12 666

8 187

1 450

4 892

480

Sex          

male

9 818

6 055

1 333

4 080

411

female

2 848

2 132

117

812

69

Age          

up to
14 years

2 255

1 842

227

345

38

15 years

2 098

1 419

236

710

82

16 years

3 082

1 828

359

1 355

143

from
17 years

5 231

3 098

628

2 482

217

Nationality          

Switzerland

8 177

4 913

1 026

3 657

2

Resident foreigners in Switzerland (without asylum)

3 246

2 447

352

981

20

other foreigners

1 243

827

72

254

458

Total adults2

96 118

31 677

53 266

5 239

14 557

Sex          

male

78 790

25 437

44 147

4 748

12 257

female

17 328

6 240

9 119

491

2 300

Age          

18 - 24 years

17 079

6 303

7 940

1 612

3 285

25 - 34 years

28 403

8 890

14 962

1 808

5 853

35 - 44 years

21 004

6 994

11 655

1 029

3 261

45 - 59 years

21 507

6 908

13 304

700

1 826

60 years and older

8 125

2 582

5 405

90

332

Nationality          

Switzerland

40 562

14 009

25 586

2 197

648

Resident foreigners in Switzerland (without asylum)

24 680

8 684

15 433

1 032

1 199

other foreigners

30 876

8 984

12 247

2 010

12 710

¹ For juvenile convictions, felonies, misdemeanours and contraventions are taken into account.
² For adults, only felonies and misdemeanours are included, because contraventions are only recorded in the register of convictions as an exception.


SCC: Swiss Criminal Code
RTA: Road Traffic Act
NarcA: Narcotics Act
FNIA: Foreign Nationals and Integration Act
Sources:
Statistics on criminal conviction of minors (JUSUS), state of the database: 05.06.2020
Criminal conviction statistics (SUS), state of the Register of Criminal Conduct: 31.05.2020

Nationality of the convicted persons

Since 2014 up to 2019 tables are published with evaluations by nationality or nationality groups in detail. For each law one table contains the figures (absolute figures and conviction rates) for Swiss citizens and foreign nationals with B or C permits. A second table gives figures for all other foreigners. Figures are shown by sex and age for offences under the Swiss Criminal Code, the Road Traffic Act, the Foreign Nationals Act and the Narcotics Act.

An accompanying report deals with the limitations of the convictions statistics when comparing the conviction rates of different population groups by nationality, reveals the steps necessary to ensure quality management of the data and describes the tables provided in detail.

Publication to be downloaded in German or in French

Tables relative to the nationality of the convicted persons

Further information

Tables

Tables on total of convicted persons

Tables on Swiss Criminal Code

Tables on Road Traffic Act

Tables on Narcotics Act

Tables on Foreign Nationals and Integration Act

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