Number of adult convictions per year. Detailed information is available on the laws and the individual offences.
In addition information has been available on the laws and individual
offences in time series since 1984. This statistical information is
shown at national and in almost all cases also at cantonal level.
Convictions 2020 - 2021
Grievous bodily harm
Serious violation of road traffic regulations
Certified serious violation of road traffic regulations
Driving while incapacitated
NarcA drug dealing
¹ 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
Source: Criminal conviction statistics (SUS), state of the Register of Criminal Conduct: 22.04.2022
The Federal Statistical Office's collection of data on the convictions of minors and adults is based on extracts from the centrally managed register of convictions. This statistic has been compiled since 1946, and partially with data from 1936. For the years prior to 1948, statistical results are available in the form of tables, copies of which can be consulted or downloaded.
The continuation of the historical time series for minors can be found for the years 1984-1998 under "Historical data, minors, 1984-1998".
Detailed data on the convictions of minors from 1999 onwards are available on the Swiss Statistics website. Detailed conviction figures for adults are available for the years from 1984 onwards.
The historical conviction data cannot be compared with one another nor with data from the current data collection. Data must first be harmonised and aligned with population data.
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