Accused persons

Key figures 2020

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

SCC

NarcA

FNIA

Sex of accused persons

Male

63 168

25 848

14 628

Female

20 145

3 960

3 668

Legal person

548

2

24

Missing data

5

0

0

Age category of accused persons

<10 years (under the age of criminal responsibility)

39

0

1

10-14 years

3 790

477

84

15-17 years

6 722

3 960

548

18-19 years

4 382

2 587

752

20-24 years

9 448

5 537

3 162

25-29 years

9 658

4 437

3 602

30-34 years

9 589

3 748

3 085

35-39 years

9 020

3 256

2 363

40-49 years

14 201

3 687

2 831

50-59 years

9 904

1 722

1 314

60-69 years

4 327

352

402

up to 70 years

2 144

45

151

Date of birth missing

94

0

1

Residence category of accused persons

Swiss nationals

41 593

16 526

789

Foreign nationals (permanent resident population)

26 916

7 228

2 584

Asylum seekers

3 150

893

955

Other foreigners

11 648

5 160

13 968

Residence category missing

11

1

0

State of the database: 15.02.2021
Source: FSO - Police crime statistics (PCS) 2020

Development of accused persons from 2009 to 2020

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, year and canton can easily be generated using STAT-TAB, the interactive database (see Data below).

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Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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