Convictions of juveniles

The annual figures for juvenile convictions. Detailed information is available on the laws and the individual offences.

The statistics JUSUS, the production of which was discontinued in 2019 after 21 years, has been replaced by the Statistics on criminal convictions and enforcement of juvenile sanctions (JUSAS) – a more complete and modern database. This is the reason why the tables relating to the convictions of minors on our website have been divided into two periods. The JUSUS data are presented in tables covering the years 1999 – 2019. Table with JUSAS data start in 2020. Only figures of the Penal Code and the Narcotics Act are comparable in these two time series.

Statistical retrospective of convictions of minors from 1999 to 2019
To close the JUSUS statistics and offer an overview of the evolution and structure of juvenile criminal judgments pronounced between 1999 and 2019, the FSO publishes a retrospective of juvenile delinquency in which more than 40 charts are realized and commented, allowing a visualization of the information available in the JUSUS statistics the last 21 years.

Publication to be downloaded in German or in French

Judgments of juveniles, 2020

Total

20 611

SCC

7 944

Homicide

8

Grievous bodily harm

66

Simple theft

2 992

Robbery

374

RTA

3 483

Serious violation of road traffic regulations

1 719

Certified serious violation of road traffic regulations

87

Driving while incapacitated

241

NarcA

4 513

APT

3 418

Source: Statistics on criminal convictions and enforcement of juvenile sanctions (JUSAS), state of the database: 14.06.2021

SCC: Swiss Criminal Code
RTA: Road Traffic Act
NarcA: Narcotics Act
APT: Act on passenger transport

Convictions and other types of conflict resolution

Not all penal conflicts are resolved by the pronouncement of a protective measure or a sentence. In order to take into account the different resolution methods provided for by the law, the new JUSAS statistics consider not only judgments providing for a sanction, but also judgments that dismiss a case based on the criteria of an exemption from punishment, conciliations and reparations, as well as mediations.

Convictions and other types of conflict resolution, 2020

Total

21 611

Conviction

20 213

Exemption from punishment without measure

398

Resolution and redress

234

Mediation

319

Classification according to art. 21 JCLA

440

Source: Statistics on criminal convictions and enforcement of juvenile sanctions (JUSAS), state of the database: 14.06.2021

Further information

Tables

Tables on total of convictions

Tables on convictions under Swiss Criminal Code

Tables on convictions under Road Traffic Act

Tables on convictions under Narcotics Act

Table on convictions under other laws

Graphs

Publications

Publication to be downloaded in German

Publication to be downloaded in French

Historical data

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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