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 2017
  Total
SCC RTA NarcA FNA
Total minors1 11 096 5 957 1 225 5 253 493
Sex          

male

8 920 4 651 1 124 4 379 398

female

2 176 1 306 101 874 95
Age          

up to
14 years

1 875 1 486 202 290 62

15 years

1 778 1 027 192 746 81

16 years

2 751 1 294 302 1 493 134

from
17 years

4 692 2 150 529 2 724 216
Nationality          

Switzerland

7 224 3 508 851 3 995 3

Resident foreigners in Switzerland (without asylum)

2 556 1 631 307 1 013 13

other foreigners

1 316 818 67 245 477
Total adults2 96 171 31 293 53 447 6 020 14 776
Sex          

male

79 415 25 495 44 431 5 457 12 583

female

16 756 5 798 9 016 563 2 193
Age          

18 - 24 years

18 198 6 549 8 477 1 935 3 684

25 - 34 years

28 606 8 963 15 355 2 074 5 776

35 - 44 years

20 724 6 772 11 500 1 174 3 245

45 - 59 years

21 193 6 684 13 179 744 1 774

60 years and older

7 450 2 325 4 936 93 297
Nationality          

Switzerland

39 899 13 463 25 667 2 365 636

Resident foreigners in Switzerland (without asylum)

23 898 8 212 15 011 1 046 1 230

other foreigners

32 374 9 618 12 769 2 609 12 910
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
FNA: Foreign Nationals Act
Sources:
Statistics on criminal conviction of minors (JUSUS), state of the database: 25.05.2018
Criminal conviction statistics (SUS), state of the Register of Criminal Conduct: 30.04.2018

Nationality of the convicted persons

For 2014, 2015 and 2016 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.

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Tables relative to the nationality of the convicted persons

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