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, 2020
  Total persons Mean annual duration
Total
1 060 159
Pre-trial detention 379 29
Precautionary protection measures

409

191

of whom: detention for observation

127

95

of which: in an open institution

261

173

of which: in a closed institution

154 138
Preventive measures ordered in the judgment 271 235

of which: in an open institution

214

242

of which: in a closed institution

74

144

of whom: detention for disciplinary reasons

30

40
Detention 206 76
Source: Juvenile detention statistics on preventive measures and sentencing (JUSAS), state of the database: 14.06.2021

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), 2020
Total 301
Out-patient monitoring 6
Monitoring 13

Personal assistance

142

Out-patient treatment

113
Contact and geographical ban without EM 11
Contact and geographical ban with EM 16
Source: Juvenile detention statistics on preventive measures and sentencing (JUSAS), state of the database: 14.06.2021

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