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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Criminal Statistics, 2011

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the Annual Report “Criminal Statistics” for the year 2011. The Report presents data on crime, based on information provided by the Police, the Courts and the Prison. It also presents comparative data for the period 1976-2011.

The most salient developments during 2011 can be summarized as follows:

(a) The number of serious offences reported to the Police (true cases) in 2011 was 8.442 compared to 8.393 in 2010. The offences against property constitute the largest group of offences, accounting for 65,6% of serious offences, followed by offences injurious to the public in general with 11,5%. The number of cases concerning drug offences increased by 10,2% compared to the previous year. The number of cases recorded in 2011 was 938 compared to 851 in 2010.

(b) The number of adult offenders(1) convicted of serious offences was 1.122, compared to 1.249 the year before. Their median age was 28,0 years for males and 26,0 for females. The women represented only 10,2% of the adult convicted offenders, while the convictions of foreigners constituted 59,8% of the total convictions for serious offences (57,9% of males and 76,5% of females).

(c) The number of juvenile offenders(1) who are involved in the commission of both serious and minor offences reached 149 in 2011 (of which 11 were girls).

(d) According to the Judicial Statistics, 138.744 persons appeared before the courts in 2011, compared to 117.854 in 2010. Of these, 86.813 were convicted, compared to 75.693 the year before.

(e) Regarding Prison Statistics, there were 1.404 admissions of convicted persons (1.255 males and 149 females) in 2011, compared to 1.301 in 2010. In addition to the convicted prisoners, 1.425 accused persons (pending trial) were admitted into prison.

The Report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service.

(1) The data on the number of adult offenders and juvenile offenders refer to the year during which the criminal proceedings were completed and they do not include the cases which were pending at the end of the reference year.



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