Juveniles placed annually

In JUSAS, all stays in an institution or in a penal institution are recorded statistically if they were ordered according to the juvenile criminal law. These include pre-trial detention, precautionary protective measures (institutional observation, open or closed placement), protective measures stated in the judgment (open or closed placement) and imprisonment. In the course of the criminal investigation and the completion of sanctions, a placed person can have the type of placement changed. The evaluations cover one year and identify each person once for each type of placement.

Persons in external placement, 2021

 

Total persons

Mean annual duration

Total

1 038

162

Pre-trial detention

295

48

Precautionary protection measures

402

190

of whom: detention for observation

109

108

of which: in an open institution

261

179

of which: in a closed institution

132

124

Preventive measures ordered in the judgment

271

223

of which: in an open institution

221

225

of which: in a closed institution

58

164

of whom: detention for disciplinary reasons

32

36

Detention

248

71

Source: Statistics on criminal convictions and enforcement of juvenile sanctions (JUSAS), state of the database: 31.05.2022

Out-patient protection measure (provisional order)

With the new JUSAS statistics, the FSO receives all the provisional decisions pronounced in application of the Swiss Criminal Code for minors. Among the provisional measures of protection ordered, the FSO distinguishes between those that lead to placements outside the family and those keeping the juvenile offenders in their family. The below table shows these information.

Persons concerned by an out-patient protection measure (provisional order), 2021

Total

285

Out-patient monitoring

2

Monitoring

21

Personal assistance

139

Out-patient treatment

104

Contact and geographical ban without EM

11

Contact and geographical ban with EM

8

Source: Statistics on criminal convictions and enforcement of juvenile sanctions (JUSAS), state of the database: 31.05.2022

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