Reference day survey, juvenile detentions

The juvenile detentions reference day survey provides information about the scope, structure and growth of existing external placements of minors under juvenile law on the first Wednesday in September. External placement may be ordered by court either as a preventive measure prior to or at the time of sentencing.



Federal Statistical Office Section Crime and Criminal Justice
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel


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Pandemic and statistical data collection

The current pandemic is affecting the entire country. In this difficult context and in order to measure the consequences, the FSO must continue to produce reliable statistical information for both the authorities and the public. We thank you in advance for your assistance should we contact you.


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