Accused persons

Key figures 2019

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

61 906

28 805

17 732

Female

19 797

4 167

4 905

Legal person

247

2

50

Missing data

6

2

0

Age category of accused persons

<10 years (under the age of criminal responsibility)

57

0

5

10-14 years

3 505

541

68

15-17 years

6 211

4 468

481

18-19 years

4 201

2 814

890

20-24 years

9 351

6 433

3 908

25-29 years

9 871

5 192

4 455

30-34 years

9 723

4 313

3 823

35-39 years

8 858

3 327

2 821

40-49 years

14 264

3 915

3 585

50-59 years

9 600

1 625

1 729

60-69 years

4 036

312

611

up to 70 years

1 965

30

258

Date of birth missing

67

4

3

Residence category of accused persons

Swiss nationals

39 903

17 866

1 062

Foreign nationals (permanent resident population)

25 858

7 723

2 701

Asylum seekers

3 162

986

1 099

Other foreigners

12 777

6 399

17 775

Residence category missing

9

0

0

State of the database: 13.02.2020
Source: FSO - Police crime statistics (PCS) 2019

Development of accused persons from 2009 to 2019

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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