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Names, 2014

Nora and Lucas once again most popular

The most popular names in 2012, Nora and Lucas, were once again the most popular in 2014. Despite this, only 1.4 per cent of girls were named Nora and 1.4 per cent of boys were named Lucas.

River catch of salmon, sea trout and migratory char, 2014

Slight decrease in river catch of salmon

In 2014, 162 000 salmon, sea trout and migratory char were caught in Norwegian rivers, which is 4 per cent fewer than in 2013. Of these, 80 per cent were slaughtered and 20 per cent were caught and released.

Building statistics, December 2014, preliminary figures

Decrease in building permits

Seasonally-adjusted figures show building start permits decreased by 5 per cent from November to December.


Sanctions, 2013

More persons sanctioned for drug crimes

In total, 309 400 sanctions were registered in 2013. Compared to the year before, there was a 3.9 per cent drop in misdemeanour cases, while crime cases increased by 10.8 per cent. A total of 29 600 persons were sanctioned for crimes, of which more than 13 800 had a drug crime as the principal offence.