Accused persons

Key figures 2018

Persons accused under the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC), the Narcotics Act (NarcA) and the Foreign Nationals Act (FNA)
  CP LStup LEtr
Sex of accused persons

Male

61 069 29 183 18 597

Female

19 264 4 280 5 378
Legal person  215  3  50

Missing data

 12  4  0
Age category of accused persons

<10 years (under the age of criminal responsibility)

46  0  3

10-14 years

2 870  512  66

15-17 years

5 638 4 669  485

18-19 years

4 156 2 915 1 065

20-24 years

9 702 6 601 4 339

25-29 years

10 055 5 351 4 593

30-34 years

9 669 4 300 3 973

35-39 years

8 734 3 306 3 085

40-49 years

13 903 3 817 3 695

50-59 years

9 587 1 703 1 764

60-69 years

3 945  252  646

up to 70 years

1 903  35  254

Date of birth missing

 137  6  7
Residence category of accused persons

Swiss nationals

38 595 18 649 1 278

Foreign nationals (resident population)

25 148 7 652 2 949

Asylum seekers

3 606 1 112 1 573

Other foreigners

12 987 6 054 18 174

Residence category missing

9 0 1
State of the database: 13.02.2019
Source: FSO - Police crime statistics (PCS) 2018

Change in accused persons from 2009 to 2018

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

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

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