Accused persons

Key figures 2021

Persons accused under the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC), the Narcotics Act (NarcA) and the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA)

 

SCC

NarcA1)

FNIA

Sex

Male

61 841

23 973

15 315

Female

20 442

3 773

3 746

No information

1

0

1

Legal person

512

3

32

Age category

<10 years (under the age of criminal responsibility)

54

0

2

10-14 years

4 172

344

75

15-17 years

6 693

2 953

560

18-19 years

4 127

2 237

753

20-24 years

8 904

5 189

3 243

25-29 years

9 323

4 436

3 799

30-34 years

9 514

3 658

3 176

35-39 years

8 985

3 143

2 440

40-49 years

13 992

3 624

3 028

50-59 years

9 963

1 762

1 337

60-69 years

4 304

349

4 304

Up to 70 years

2 177

46

191

No information

76

5

4

Residence category

Swiss nationals

40 810

14 683

768

Foreign nationals (permanent resident population)

26 476

6 874

2 327

Asylum population

2 995

780

857

Other foreigners

12 003

5 409

15 110

1) Due to a recording error in the canton of Thurgau, not all offences involving the consumption of narcotic substances are included in the statistics for the NarcA for 2021. Therefore the corresponding accused persons are also missing. The number of offences that are missing in the category "consumption" in 2021 is estimated at over 250 offences. State of the database: 17.02.2022
Source: FSO - Police crime statistics (PCS) 2021

Development of accused persons from 2009 to 2021

Detailed data on accused persons by offence and by year for the Criminal Code, the Narcotics Act and the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act can be found under «Further information» below.

Tables on accused persons by offence (SCC), year and canton can easily be generated using STAT-TAB, the interactive database (see Data below).

Further information

Tables

Data

Press releases

Statistical sources and concepts

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Crime and Criminal Justice
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

Contact

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/crime-criminal-justice/police/accused-persons.html