Statistics on the execution of sanctions

The statistics on the execution of sanctions provides information on all persons admitted to and released from a penal institution. Gender, age, nationality, reason for imprisonment, offence and length of execution are recorded. The average prison population is recorded according to the same characteristics.



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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