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Less civil disputes in 18 out of 19 counties
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2006-02-02T10:00:00.000Z
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Disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards (discontinued)2004

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Less civil disputes in 18 out of 19 counties

In 2004, for the first time in 10 years there was a decrease in the number of civil disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards. Despite the 6,5 per cent decrease from 2003, there was still a higher number of cases than in 2001. Civil disputes judged with a statement accepted were reduced by almost 10 per cent, but some more were reconciled.

The conciliation boards completed more than 218 000 cases in 2004, 15 200 less than the previous year. In Norway 47 civil disputes were dealt with by the conciliation boards per 1 000 inhabitants in 2004, compared to 51 per 1 000 in 2003.

Disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards. 1950-2004. Per 1 000 population

Increase only in Nordland

Only one county, Nordland, had an increase in number of civil disputes compared to the previous year. The 18 per cent increase must be seen in the light of the large 20 per cent decrease of completed cases from 2002 to 2003. Vest-Agder had the largest reduction from the previous year with 23 per cent. Five counties had a decrease of more than 10 per cent.

According to population, Finnmark Finnmárku and Oslo had most civil disputes per 1 000, with 63 and 61 respectively. Vest-Agder and Sogn og Fjordane dealt with the lowest number of civil disputes in 2004, both with 33 cases per 1 000 inhabitants. Hedmark and Møre og Romsdal had the largest increase in the last ten-year period according to the number of civil disputes in 1995, both by almost 180 percent.

Disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards, by county. Per 1 000 population. 2004

More defendants did not accept complainant's statements

The last ten years trend with an increasing number of judgments after the defendant accepted the complainant's statement, turned in 2004. The number of such cases decreased by almost 10 per cent from 2003. From representing almost 80 per cent of all judgments where the defendant replied or appeared in 2003, the share was 75 per cent in 2004. This kind of cases still makes only 7,5 per cent of all completed civil disputes.

There was, however, somewhat more reconciliation in 2004 than in 2003. The 7 800 civil disputes with the decision reconciled, constituted almost 3,6 percent of all completed cases.

The number of judgments after mediation in vain, where both parts appeared at conciliation boards, continued to raise, - with 9 per cent.

Disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards, by decision. 1994-2004
  Total Dismissed Reconciled Referred
to the court
Judgment by default Other judgment
  Not replied Not appeared Statement
accepted
Mediation
in vain
1994    95 713 13 906 2 547 6 012 62 618   9 630  
1995 1 101 507 15 753 3 555 5 308 60 134 4 005 6 593 3 069
1996  108 705 17 098 4 014 4 641 67 401 3 939 7 897 3 805
1997  118 208 20 149 4 246 4 165 73 550 4 008 8 288 3 802
1998  132 052 21 329 4 613 3 956 83 990 4 354 9 694 4 116
1999  142 367 20 969 4 991 4 487 92 391 4 522 10 977 4 030
2000  166 379 25 349 5 656 3 803  110 279 4 902 12 022 4 368
2001 2 214 014 33 056 6 762 3 997  143 705 5 934 16 079 4 381
2002  226 575 32 442 7 290 3 988  154 744 6 623 16 936 4 552
2003  233 402 39 433 7 685 3 720  153 134 6 441 18 040 4 949
2004 3 218 157 39 152 7 766 3 791  139 452 6 258 16 318 5 397
1  Includes 3 090 cases with unknown decision.
2  Includes 100 cases with unknown decision.
3  Includes 23 cases with unknown decision.

The defendant appear more often

The share of civil disputes with the decision judgment by default, not appeared or not replied, continued to decrease. These cases made 67 per cent of all completed civil disputes in 2004, compared to 68 in 2003 and 71 per cent in 2002.

The number of civil disputes referred to the court decreased by almost 7 per cent from 2002 to 2003, but from 2003 to 2004 it increased again by 2 per cent - to 3 800. We must way back to the 1940's, to find equivalent figures of civil disputes referred to the court as in the last ten years. But, then the total number of disputes completed made only 3 per cent of today's figure. At the end of the 40's, every third civil dispute were referred to the courts, in 2004 these cases make less than 2 per cent of the total.

39 200 cases were dismissed in 2004. As in 2003, one out of six civil disputes ended this way.

StatBank Norway

The statistics on Disputes dealt with by the conciliation boards is now included in StatBank Norway, under the subject 03 Health, social conditions, social services and crime. It is possible to select and export tables for the whole country and counties, by decisions, for the period 1995-2004.