21565_om
/en/sosiale-forhold-og-kriminalitet/statistikker/lovbrudda/aar
21565_om
statistikk
2017-03-06T08:00:00.000Z
Social conditions, welfare and crime;Svalbard
en
true
Scope and changes in crime and types of crime (e.g. narcotics, violence, theft, murder and rape).

Offences reported to the police

Updated

Corrected:

Next update

Not yet determined

Key figures

336 413

offences reported to the police in 2016

Offences reported to the police, by selected years. Absolute figures, per 1 000 population and change in per cent
2016Change in per cent
2015 - 20162011 - 20162006 - 20162001 - 2016
Offences reported336 413-4.3-11.5-16.0-19.4
Offences reported per 1 000 population64.5-5.1-16.5-25.3-30.3

See more tables on this subject

Table 1 
Offences reported to the police, by type of offence. Absolute figures

Offences reported to the police, by type of offence. Absolute figures1
20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
1Figures on murder and attempted murder in 2015 were corrected 11.04.2017.
All types of offences420 762407 377394 301400 322398 199386 251397 581394 137380 092393 674388 506372 107351 459336 413
 
¬ Property theft190 236181 369168 083161 834155 888151 617160 888152 076148 846156 184146 831132 989115 643105 144
¬¬ Theft, total189 363180 523167 216160 863154 826150 703160 063151 234148 128155 365145 940132 018114 828104 507
¬¬¬ Petty theft14 97914 53513 40812 88012 19112 77814 77013 86113 30414 23912 81512 67512 62513 588
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet14 30513 90912 61611 99011 47311 94614 15713 32912 72713 68412 37812 2338 00410 377
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft6746267928907188326135325775554374424 6213 211
¬¬¬ Theft85 89783 70081 05780 61876 46676 67482 13578 84177 03082 33881 53176 55468 08969 222
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet5 7915 3194 9514 4894 2224 7105 3205 0894 9434 8365 4196 1005 9096 626
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution11 62010 84210 8849 7568 9748 5239 2349 5148 2017 8687 1215 7285 1715 813
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home10 2979 8449 6109 6388 8398 6209 1418 5788 1318 2898 6668 3247 8969 359
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling6 3116 0126 0585 8085 3765 0905 1514 7354 3364 7014 8824 4693 8003 383
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home629575537557591597524499490486469415397583
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home3 3573 2573 0153 2732 8722 9333 4663 3443 3053 1023 3153 4403 6995 393
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle11 35211 32110 59011 06710 76611 20612 13110 68410 24211 03810 1419 0078 1717 904
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft17 41615 13314 81614 83413 61613 01015 11414 78714 69815 36016 49818 32816 57915 024
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person8 8249 2109 0239 3888 8777 8467 9608 3098 62010 0929 4227 0469 20724 247
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet8 8249 2109 0239 3888 8777 8467 9608 3098 62010 0929 4227 0466 3337 195
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)0000000000007014 256
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)0000000000005303 931
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)0000000000004572 352
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)0000000000001 1866 513
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft20 59722 03121 18321 44621 17222 75923 23521 88022 19524 85524 26422 02115 156249
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft68 35764 42157 40152 74653 59849 35051 14447 67448 47650 83544 96036 20328 74917 229
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet4 9614 3604 0422 8852 7172 6592 7792 2731 9641 7161 4191 2651 024916
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution10 88410 2149 8848 1007 4366 1986 7196 2755 4224 6764 2593 4202 7491 949
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home14 53012 65211 71010 92210 24211 60112 97311 3529 6219 7728 9298 4867 2185 464
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling5 9195 0774 8654 7044 2155 5766 1234 9923 7813 9113 8403 5033 2373 089
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home4 5563 5363 2712 5642 5622 5492 9122 2922 0092 0761 6181 5321 179892
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home4 0554 0393 5743 6543 4653 4763 9384 0683 8313 7853 4713 4512 8021 483
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle22 24719 95917 19216 36915 59212 48910 9539 9888 5497 2805 7674 5983 7732 145
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person13 28414 73912 22912 44515 73514 40615 33215 46520 60425 07022 61816 70212 8976 704
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)0000000000007552 307
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)0000000000004351 564
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)0000000000002811 217
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)00000000000063291
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place13 28414 73912 22912 44515 73514 40615 33215 46520 60425 07022 61816 70211 3631 325
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft2 4512 4972 3442 0251 8761 9972 3882 3212 3162 3211 9681 7321 08851
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle20 13017 86715 35014 61912 57111 90112 01410 8589 3187 9536 6346 5865 3654 468
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car14 50812 2709 9959 3857 4396 9427 1906 6895 7054 7013 8453 4052 7162 277
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped2 8963 0603 0793 0593 1072 9632 7822 4032 2841 9561 6621 8971 5091 184
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle2 7262 5372 2762 1752 0251 9962 0421 7661 3291 2961 1271 2841 1401 007
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property8738468679711 062914825842718819891971815637
¬ Other offences for profit35 11826 81226 78127 63126 95825 63428 34626 99226 02926 83726 79126 28528 58331 064
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering5 7765 5385 3464 9784 6833 8844 0424 1793 7443 4493 5033 2612 7792 418
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total4 5344 3754 1723 9583 7603 0823 1993 3983 5783 3643 3833 1332 6712 292
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property4 2594 2073 9393 8163 6002 9373 0233 2053 4343 2283 0992 9562 5432 152
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property275168233142160145176193144136284177128140
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total55156059348840545640435289527210173114
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering501530555462368423377326763344452959
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering5030382637332726131928564455
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering691603581532518346439429773348273512
¬¬ Fraud, total19 97212 25412 83814 38913 52713 46416 52914 06313 23414 21914 49814 26517 52221 361
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like1 5001 4921 4191 5751 3721 4211 6131 4641 4161 4921 6441 8302 4883 310
¬¬¬ Fraud9 6989 98110 09111 59511 33711 31213 86711 89110 47511 63511 80911 58513 68816 455
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud8 7747811 3281 2198187311 0497081 3431 0921 0458501 3461 596
¬¬ Embezzlement, total2 0971 8161 6991 4921 4971 5401 5891 6371 4021 4391 5791 7761 3691 435
¬¬¬ Embezzlement1 8341 5921 4791 3141 2881 3681 3991 4401 2361 2421 1921 3271 1601 205
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement263224220178209172190197166197387449209230
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds10510911711310885106120112319188260128153
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade222124365425251255947254946
¬¬ Accounting offences1 6811 8301 7071 6491 8161 9612 0972 1982 2001 8821 7721 7901 8991 668
¬¬ Creditor-related offences450445416270264214264314359311312271195302
¬¬ Tax and duty offences2 8902 2901 9042 0342 3971 9691 2261 7842 0062 2172 1361 9472 1961 315
¬¬¬ Tax evasion140307250364369542254365434651562541663397
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion17212565602056299013211810381149
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences2 7331 9621 6291 6051 9681 4079161 3901 4821 4341 4561 3031 452769
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1 6782 0652 3712 3182 2512 1222 1322 3062 4342 5382 4322 3012 0771 966
¬¬¬ Smuggling1 1461 5441 6741 7161 7691 6221 6581 6951 8191 9631 7041 6511 5241 296
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act532521697602482500474611615575728650553670
¬¬ Other business and economic offences467463362364379341336366413404324389369400
¬ Criminal damage21 81620 53621 07822 46023 48824 01424 73721 55019 73018 31718 44817 63917 21717 293
¬¬ Damage to property, total21 60720 33620 89322 29123 33523 84024 53921 35419 54318 15218 27217 45616 95416 751
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property2 7112 3462 7072 5652 5972 5403 0483 3672 9522 4512 7492 6922 5483 293
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building969642744753846829770925775747622607722949
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)0000000000002131 659
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property1 7421 7041 9631 8121 7511 7112 2782 4422 1771 7042 1272 0851 613685
¬¬¬ Damage to property17 90117 13817 41318 89919 92020 46520 53017 22315 81514 98314 91314 14913 82612 683
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building6 4765 5876 3297 0048 0698 7308 3126 4665 6734 8775 1654 8255 1805 118
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport7 2006 9176 5436 9926 9497 1337 2756 6416 1396 2595 8905 7485 4916 102
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property4 2254 6344 5414 9034 9024 6024 9434 1164 0033 8473 8583 5763 1551 463
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property995852773827818835961764776718610615580775
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building387391349369352395376320388319300293249290
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport601455417451457437581442385383307320309432
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property76779342316322253
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage209200185169153174198196187165176183263542
¬ Violence and maltreatment31 22431 98731 49832 33832 77733 51333 93934 21534 09934 67435 14734 11135 00334 969
¬¬ Offences of violence15 44916 29216 73917 74218 09018 44618 38118 38118 90619 31619 12218 73819 39519 967
¬¬¬ Assault, total11 37412 15512 49412 79512 57512 25711 59411 40111 74512 07711 75911 34811 73912 308
¬¬¬¬ Assault10 11210 88311 24511 59211 48311 19110 62910 61110 99911 36211 09710 81911 19011 809
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault1 2621 2721 2491 2031 0921 066965790746715662529549499
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total2 8042 8842 9613 1853 3123 2793 0932 9252 8372 7812 5662 3772 2392 199
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm2 4452 5622 6522 7703 0032 8702 7682 6102 5172 4952 2932 1271 9671 821
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm359322309415309409325315320286273250272378
¬¬¬ Murder52363334303430291112747292427
¬¬¬ Attempted murder5457615229494647395057606141
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter777287788989969788100110948097
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm4227464742456366596578545461
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter3545413147443331293532402636
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total0004709361 4582 1192 4472 5752 5562 8263 0563 3223 437
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations0004508911 4062 0742 4062 5262 4972 7752 9093 1383 311
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations0002045524541495951147184126
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant8659269229771 0211 1691 2871 3271 4181 6161 6651 6761 8051 611
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence22316218115198111116108931099298125247
¬¬ Threats, total8 7298 4758 2167 7727 5237 6907 7327 7797 5588 1378 2967 9068 3338 607
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)0000000000001 4496 403
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)00000000000078328
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant3264494084254354895377306997649799031 0161 246
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats8 4038 0267 8087 3477 0887 2017 1957 0496 8597 3737 3177 0035 790630
¬¬ Robbery and extortion1 5781 7761 5891 5401 5831 7611 9381 8331 7891 6061 8131 2351 081945
¬¬¬ Robbery9841 1521 0831 0921 1841 2291 3341 2681 2721 2011 413871758662
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery453444365296280369442419351283254192172148
¬¬¬ Extortion7473647256836983977180105114132
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion6710777806380936369516667373
¬¬ Coercion87676971798261758355736499216
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty124146178148150163155180123157150159151155
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like349378408518664619673654548536513440467338
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 9074 8424 2874 5114 6634 7014 9615 2755 0434 8135 1115 4495 4004 659
¬¬ Human trafficking0111136234838384450671076246
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences00000000000131527
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment10102300542009
¬ Sexual offences3 3223 6083 3113 5863 8023 9444 2194 2714 6124 7194 8234 7805 7097 079
¬¬ Rape, total1 1841 2601 2211 3131 4071 4521 4811 4461 6211 6461 5941 6301 9042 235
¬¬¬ Rape1 1651 2221 1991 2841 3651 4121 4311 4021 5841 5851 5461 5911 8502 167
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age478521423473462508483505546529457503617663
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age6877017768119039049488971 0381 0561 0891 0881 2331 504
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape1938222942405044376148395468
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)000000000000011
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age1938222942405044376148395457
¬¬ Attempted rape107971061341161181171061381041008582113
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust6372787358528196829985887977
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years348265284338286302313306328345301309337400
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations14713911911010412595107132158126128118188
¬¬ Sexual act3924003954765295526056816926296337819991 309
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age270227243296339340393467461398394502709903
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent122173152180190212212214231231239279290406
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour6326827227378208377237798338528989411 0371 503
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)00000000000056546
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age632682722737820837723779833852898941981957
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences4496933864054825068047507868861 0868181 1531 254
¬ Drug and alcohol offences47 52648 00148 34952 91151 80347 93349 11255 17452 12956 09059 43658 45055 23750 293
¬¬ Narcotic offences35 23236 10336 44740 41839 45436 13737 75644 01541 27144 14847 28645 36841 59836 184
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.19 08019 28919 32921 26220 36818 59019 14022 06121 28622 54524 16823 25721 72619 686
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use10 54710 92511 25912 63512 80611 58512 04013 81913 10114 03515 33614 40713 35611 803
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession8 5338 3648 0708 6277 5627 0057 1008 2428 1858 5108 8328 8508 3707 883
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total16 15216 81417 11819 15619 08617 54718 61621 95419 98521 60323 11822 11119 87216 498
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code15 00915 67116 16317 96617 77916 47517 55620 64218 87920 31921 94720 86518 76015 439
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code1 1431 1439551 1901 3071 0721 0601 3121 1061 2841 1711 2461 1121 059
¬¬ Doping5104294075186127357406256648209471 5101 5001 793
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.00000000000241495836
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code5104294075186127357406256648209471 2691 005957
¬¬ Driving under the influence8 9068 7338 5058 9338 9138 9878 5308 5928 3159 0939 1929 5249 7849 905
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic8 6938 5038 2578 6358 6578 6678 2648 3388 0938 8928 8959 2149 4849 655
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other213230248298256320266254222201297310300250
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total1 9772 0212 2592 2952 1651 4731 3271 2161 0491 107869875737662
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act1 9772 0212 2592 2952 1651 4731 3271 2161 0491 107869875736662
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act00000000000010
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences9017157317476596017597268309221 1421 1731 6181 749
¬ Public order and integrity violations34 87435 16635 48637 06937 36636 87237 04840 48339 81539 99041 74841 74440 13436 646
¬¬ Public order violations14 56315 17115 74217 30616 82015 47015 03216 39016 40617 03517 28916 94815 98913 296
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total7 0697 9698 5419 5659 4458 0407 6768 2028 4018 9278 4888 0567 6886 396
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 0411 1451 4151 7881 7551 3871 3551 5711 5541 7881 7631 7011 5701 535
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication4 7895 5515 8672 3344 1953 5953 8533 9554 1414 2904 1093 8843 7392 917
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace1 2391 2731 2595 4433 4953 0582 4682 6762 7062 8492 6162 4712 3791 944
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation7 4947 2027 2017 7417 3757 4307 3568 1888 0058 1088 8018 8928 3016 900
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place2 2202 2412 2082 4052 2142 0922 1912 4912 5662 7422 9952 9052 9342 411
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences1 8501 9691 8282 0242 1312 0592 1122 3932 3752 5372 5902 7432 7272 562
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation3 4242 9923 1653 3123 0303 2793 0533 3043 0642 8293 2163 2442 6401 927
¬¬ Violations of public authority10 58710 22210 29111 06110 97511 53612 03513 55213 18113 74815 42016 15316 13715 229
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority5 1656 2836 5387 2847 2987 7407 6388 4388 5909 1199 8489 72910 19110 350
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant1 6651 9352 0292 3872 3142 2592 1622 3682 3572 4312 6512 6352 5992 509
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant1 1111 2891 3401 5871 6111 5321 4851 5901 5871 6561 7531 7601 7881 975
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant554646689800703727677778770775898875811534
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution3 5004 3484 5094 8974 9845 4815 4766 0706 2336 6887 1977 0947 5927 841
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority1 4011 5531 5711 6701 5661 3961 3451 2301 1711 2461 2761 2591 1341 078
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order7499109288819451 0631 2521 6561 5451 4711 8841 9432 3472 338
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority1 2191 6321 7662 0702 2041 8631 7311 9252 6433 1283 1442 9763 0413 363
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences0335861769269501 061629591624642752727
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution131220186215193233198198245252269274318335
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1 1321 2601 3161 4151 2511 2291 3781 2101 2381 2361 3862 0122 1471 965
¬¬¬¬ Perjury4416006407586166357576136306868271 4451 6071 468
¬¬¬¬ False accusation691660676657635594621597608550559567540497
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation3 3491 8401 6801 7731 7662 1522 5423 4122 8322 9043 6713 9703 3292 412
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban6864617075103169185239266448462453345
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay71293341505237546049474710449
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation3 2101 7471 5861 6621 6411 9972 3363 1732 5332 5893 1763 4612 7722 018
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority554522400322375177189178188185192182170202
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority387317357267285238288314333304323260300300
¬¬ Violations of integrity9 7249 7739 4538 7029 5719 8669 98110 54110 2289 2079 0398 6438 0088 121
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences4 2004 7574 7184 0915 0785 3745 5845 8185 8764 9944 6824 3854 3785 191
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery2 6253 1803 1382 6413 0963 3313 7343 8163 8543 1332 8822 6752 3652 149
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use2 0222 5502 4482 0312 2952 5152 6502 9192 8082 4062 2642 1081 7871 346
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement6036306906108018161 0848971 046727618567578803
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting568297320240303356304286258171180178137169
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)0000000000003952 569
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)00000000000064471
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)0000000000003312 098
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences1 0071 2801 2601 2101 6791 6871 5461 7161 7641 6901 6201 5321 481304
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay4 5674 0953 7883 6513 3843 5093 4853 7593 4053 3703 3193 2352 5331 684
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place4 4443 9383 6713 5053 2423 3623 3453 3572 8682 9372 9812 9452 1891 321
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system123157117146142147140402537433338290344363
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy736711710739861768704696670607733714693696
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination615154525652483924274651120225
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity160159183169192163160229253209259258284325
¬ Traffic offences51 60354 78954 16656 81660 67857 11153 54854 11049 46851 93250 38351 10248 91549 032
¬¬ Road traffic offences50 78254 05053 51056 17260 04456 47352 98653 38548 76751 35049 78550 49848 25048 338
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence12 78512 58512 49213 47014 18114 62214 08214 28713 64014 18013 15013 35313 00012 691
¬¬¬ Speeding12 21714 92014 92915 42518 01015 90914 19713 27611 15812 26412 06012 86012 45012 479
¬¬¬ Personal injury6 7466 6376 2506 0846 1785 9905 2634 7894 5344 5294 2564 0993 7413 677
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences19 03419 90819 83921 19321 67519 95219 44421 03319 43520 37720 31920 18619 05919 491
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation821739656644634638562725701582598604665694
¬ Other offences5 0435 1095 5495 6775 4395 6135 7445 2665 3644 9314 8995 0075 0184 893
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment3 1083 3113 7803 8873 7974 1694 4534 0624 1273 7163 7473 7453 8323 815
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences1522725124511540
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences1 4691 4101 6621 6371 6511 9512 0491 7761 8991 5031 2991 3031 3761 366
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment1 6381 8962 1162 2482 1392 2162 3992 2852 2262 2092 4432 4312 4512 409
¬¬ Work environment legislation816811870842882928728676830784766880864787
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation1 119987899948760516563528407431386382322291

Table 2 
Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and police district (owner). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and police district (owner). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total336 413105 14431 06417 29334 9697 07950 29336 64649 0324 893
Oslo75 15931 1016 4185 0107 7569898 3539 4955 690347
East46 26613 2634 6461 9454 4039576 9845 3358 244489
Inland20 4784 8272 1837751 8465762 7741 8915 305301
South-East45 34713 1913 7812 1604 7758588 6094 3597 091523
Agder21 4346 7321 6129742 2892933 5952 3803 104455
South-West32 46010 5853 3531 6723 1715955 5513 3233 743467
West33 42611 0493 2971 4213 6618004 4483 3164 920514
Møre and Romsdal11 3612 3799956301 2853821 9211 3412 052376
Trøndelag24 2957 2352 6681 4772 2856333 2602 2464 113378
Nordland11 8492 0498585771 6374572 3571 4052 168341
Troms8 7302 0376633871 0843431 3788491 674315
Finnmark5 0706544052517301491 002623915341
Svalbard1142845511112840
Special agencies405917993944476936
Unknown police district19520323220
Per 1 000 population
Total64.520.26.03.36.71.49.67.09.40.9
Oslo89.437.07.66.09.21.29.911.36.80.4
East65.918.96.62.86.31.49.97.611.70.7
Inland54.212.85.82.14.91.57.35.014.00.8
South-East64.618.85.43.16.81.212.36.210.10.7
Agder72.322.75.43.37.71.012.18.010.51.5
South-West63.020.56.53.26.21.210.86.47.30.9
West57.419.05.72.46.31.47.65.78.40.9
Møre and Romsdal42.89.03.82.44.81.47.25.17.71.4
Trøndelag53.816.05.93.35.11.47.25.09.10.8
Nordland49.38.53.62.46.81.99.85.89.01.4
Troms53.112.44.02.46.62.18.45.210.21.9
Finnmark66.98.65.33.39.62.013.28.212.14.5
Svalbard....................
Special agencies....................
Unknown police district....................

Table 3 
Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total336 413105 14431 06417 29334 9697 07950 29336 64649 0324 893
The whole country324 63697 02028 35017 25034 6736 98150 16536 45548 8764 866
Østfold19 7304 8452 0831 0112 1393873 1412 5893 279256
Akershus34 11110 2733 1201 3822 9327166 0643 3585 969297
Oslo65 33726 0185 4554 5697 0328187 3609 0514 722312
Hedmark11 6292 6371 2524019973251 4911 0653 332129
Oppland8 2261 7298373918622061 1998012 032169
Buskerud14 7554 1611 3067281 5644062 4521 5362 446156
Vestfold15 8854 5181 2117681 7742523 2981 5782 280206
Telemark12 7683 4109176311 3622382 5751 1582 332145
Aust-Agder7 7922 1736023608171211 4828271 259151
Vest-Agder13 1844 3149196151 4701562 0251 5591 833293
Rogaland28 9269 5042 5441 5802 9315405 0013 1023 348376
Hordaland29 1029 8722 6471 2933 3327354 0332 8603 942388
Sogn og Fjordane4 1705782991994811155355561 247160
Møre og Romsdal10 8742 0629356271 2803941 8551 3262 020375
Sør-Trøndelag17 3295 3271 6441 1501 6414142 3461 7042 858245
Nord-Trøndelag5 8021 2927453196141867545091 258125
Nordland11 4171 8128085831 6214722 2551 3852 147334
Troms - Romsa8 4221 8636143841 0923441 3168531 648308
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 932573392251722153965621914341
Svalbard1172855511112842
Norway, unknown county128311535275258
Abroad, without known county11 7738 1222 714432969712719115627
County not stated4200011000
Per 1 000 population
Total64.520.26.03.36.71.49.67.09.40.9
The whole country62.318.65.43.36.61.39.67.09.40.9
Østfold68.116.77.23.57.41.310.88.911.30.9
Akershus57.417.35.22.34.91.210.25.610.00.5
Oslo99.239.58.36.910.71.211.213.77.20.5
Hedmark59.513.56.42.15.11.77.65.517.10.7
Oppland43.59.24.42.14.61.16.34.210.80.9
Buskerud53.115.04.72.65.61.58.85.58.80.6
Vestfold64.818.44.93.17.21.013.56.49.30.8
Telemark74.019.85.33.77.91.414.96.713.50.8
Aust-Agder67.318.85.23.17.11.012.87.110.91.3
Vest-Agder72.223.65.03.48.00.911.18.510.01.6
Rogaland61.520.25.43.46.21.110.66.67.10.8
Hordaland56.319.15.12.56.51.47.85.57.60.8
Sogn og Fjordane38.15.32.71.84.41.04.95.111.41.5
Møre og Romsdal41.07.83.52.44.81.57.05.07.61.4
Sør-Trøndelag55.317.05.23.75.21.37.55.49.10.8
Nord-Trøndelag42.59.55.52.34.51.45.53.79.20.9
Nordland47.27.53.32.46.72.09.35.78.91.4
Troms - Romsa51.311.33.72.36.62.18.05.210.01.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku65.17.65.23.39.52.012.78.212.14.5
Svalbard....................
Norway, unknown county....................
Abroad, without known county....................
County not stated....................

Table 4 
Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (size of municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (size of municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total336 413105 14431 06417 29334 9697 07950 29336 64649 0324 893
The whole country324 63697 02028 35017 25034 6736 98150 16536 45548 8764 866
0-1 999 inhabitants4 7488053822115342395233741 307373
2 000-4 999 inhabitants17 4332 9611 7148021 8395182 1721 6964 897834
5 000-9 999 inhabitants25 5524 6692 3671 3113 0297223 7972 7016 210746
10 000-19 999 inhabitants40 2788 8743 9302 0544 5121 1036 7404 0408 243782
20 000-29 999 inhabitants31 1497 3522 7841 5183 2648905 6193 1736 092457
30 000-49 999 inhabitants46 90513 0854 1662 0724 7037499 6385 2436 792457
50 000 inhabitants or more158 14659 18012 9449 27416 7762 75521 65719 20515 3101 045
Norway, unknown size of municipality42594638165192325172
Abroad, without known size of municipality11 7738 1222 714432969712719115627
Unknown size of municipality4200011000
Per 1 000 population
Total64.520.26.03.36.71.49.67.09.40.9
The whole country62.318.65.43.36.61.39.67.09.40.9
0-1 999 inhabitants41.07.03.31.84.62.14.53.211.33.2
2 000-4 999 inhabitants41.27.04.11.94.31.25.14.011.62.0
5 000-9 999 inhabitants41.67.63.82.14.91.26.24.410.11.2
10 000-19 999 inhabitants49.010.84.82.55.51.38.24.910.01.0
20 000-29 999 inhabitants51.112.14.62.55.41.59.25.210.00.8
30 000-49 999 inhabitants78.822.07.03.57.91.316.28.811.40.8
50 000 inhabitants or more77.829.16.44.68.21.410.79.47.50.5
Norway, unknown size of municipality....................
Abroad, without known size of municipality....................
Unknown size of municipality....................

Table 5 
Offences reported to the police, by selected groups of offence and scene of crime (municipality). Two-year average. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Offences reported to the police, by selected groups of offence and scene of crime (municipality). Two-year average. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Other offences for profit, Criminal damage and Sexual offences)
Absolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 population
2015-2016
Total343 93666.0110 39421.234 9866.752 76510.138 3907.448 9749.458 42811.2
The whole country332 14163.7101 95619.634 6736.652 65110.138 2107.348 8379.455 81510.7
All counties331 93663.7101 90819.534 6616.652 63410.138 1887.348 8229.455 72410.7
All municipalities331 71563.6101 86719.534 6536.652 62210.138 1787.348 8049.455 59210.7
Østfold20 11769.45 25818.12 1537.43 20311.02 7569.53 15210.93 59712.4
Halden3 402111.460119.734211.264121.056618.547315.578025.5
Moss2 33772.678824.52517.838512.02888.92377.439012.1
Sarpsborg3 31260.696917.73716.85189.54478.25279.64818.8
Fredrikstad5 20765.91 65120.95807.380710.26478.27038.982010.4
Hvaler27160.19420.8357.8245.3194.2316.97115.7
Aremark6848.41712.164.3........139.32719.2
Marker507140.44011.1215.810428.86417.710228.317749.0
Rømskog3856.5............913.4....1826.8
Trøgstad38672.2397.3376.97514.012824.0407.56812.7
Spydeberg27147.2488.4335.8274.7407.06811.9579.9
Askim1 00064.024815.91459.31358.615910.21398.917611.3
Eidsberg86375.717715.5958.31129.81059.224221.213311.7
Skiptvet13736.6287.5164.3205.3143.7328.6287.5
Rakkestad46457.49511.8587.2688.4475.812415.3739.0
Råde42858.210414.1324.3527.1679.111916.2557.5
Rygge96262.228218.2805.219212.41137.31368.816010.4
Våler (Østf.)16431.6417.9244.6152.9132.5468.9265.0
Hobøl28953.7346.3285.2244.5285.212022.35710.6
Unknown municipalities, Østfold14......................6..
Akershus35 56159.811 04018.62 9895.06 51711.03 6116.16 08210.25 3239.0
Vestby86051.426215.7865.11267.5814.81398.316710.0
Ski2 01766.770323.21535.12428.01775.846215.32819.3
Ås1 27467.141321.71005.318910.01246.528715.11618.5
Frogn66042.11519.6714.5684.3452.922014.01066.8
Nesodden63233.91859.9683.7965.2774.1663.51407.5
Oppegård1 31949.244416.6873.21415.3803.039214.61766.6
Bærum6 00949.12 29318.74563.71 0198.35144.26925.71 0378.5
Asker2 57342.887614.62243.74557.62454.13756.23986.6
Aurskog-Høland66141.51439.0795.0956.0714.51348.41398.7
Sørum65437.51739.9512.91156.6452.61609.21116.4
Fet53046.61049.1696.11039.1413.61119.81049.1
Rælingen1 07361.61478.4754.31518.7623.650829.21317.5
Enebakk42939.5817.5514.7666.1504.6918.4918.4
Lørenskog2 22661.283422.92226.139911.01875.12617.23258.9
Skedsmo4 57587.11 47528.14368.373013.973414.055810.664312.2
Nittedal1 03545.32028.8893.91918.4893.931713.91496.5
Gjerdrum14623.1386.0213.3111.7243.8223.5314.9
Ullensaker6 313184.71 92556.335710.41 89755.571020.877222.665419.1
Nes (Ak.)83740.320810.0834.01517.31105.31125.41748.4
Eidsvoll1 17449.326711.21265.31988.31024.329612.41857.8
Nannestad42834.9897.3695.6685.5383.1776.3897.3
Hurdal10938.4238.1196.7103.593.2289.9227.8
Unknown municipalities, Akershus34..8..............8..14..
Oslo municipality66 663101.327 65642.06 89710.57 48511.48 98513.64 6757.110 96716.7
Hedmark12 07461.82 83314.51 0565.41 7218.81 2796.53 04015.62 14711.0
Kongsvinger1 15564.826314.71619.017810.01729.61558.722712.7
Hamar2 04167.876325.31906.335111.72167.21986.632410.8
Ringsaker1 30738.93059.11193.52858.5882.62156.42968.8
Løten68590.37910.4385.0648.4324.242556.0486.3
Stange1 21560.420910.4894.41567.81899.441720.71567.8
Nord-Odal22243.36412.5183.5152.97614.8244.7265.1
Sør-Odal34043.0658.2354.4465.8232.911514.6587.3
Eidskog52785.87612.4386.27912.9538.613922.614423.4
Grue22547.24910.3234.8316.5245.0439.05712.0
Åsnes36649.18811.8445.9425.6415.5587.89412.6
Våler (Hedm.)22660.15815.4215.6328.5328.5328.55314.1
Elverum1 93291.936417.31557.424611.71597.662629.838218.2
Trysil62395.520130.8426.47711.89514.611717.99113.9
Åmot20546.37316.5225.0265.9194.3255.6419.3
Stor-Elvdal264101.53714.2176.53814.6124.612347.33714.2
Rendalen8042.52312.252.763.2....2211.72111.2
Engerdal5340.61410.764.6....86.196.91511.5
Tolga3320.463.753.1........63.795.6
Tynset28951.86611.8203.6315.6203.611019.7437.7
Alvdal20986.2156.262.572.9....16568.0135.4
Folldal4025.1106.3....95.763.885.085.0
Os (Hedm.)3718.984.152.6........115.673.6
Unknown municipalities, Hedmark6..........................
Oppland8 38844.41 89110.08944.71 3307.08354.41 88310.01 5578.2
Lillehammer1 36349.642815.61314.827410.01565.71977.21786.5
Gjøvik1 83961.047415.71846.134211.32137.131710.531110.3
Dovre14955.2238.5103.7238.562.26724.8217.8
Lesja10048.7104.9....73.4....7034.173.4
Skjåk7433.662.7............3616.3198.6
Lom6025.6156.4........62.6229.4125.1
Vågå8623.5205.5....61.6102.7277.4215.7
Nord-Fron21737.8396.8234.0223.8193.37312.7427.3
Sel25142.3396.6325.4213.5223.79616.2437.2
Sør-Fron8025.4144.4123.892.961.9216.7196.0
Ringebu14732.94810.8143.1112.5....4710.5245.4
Øyer24949.17915.6193.7183.591.89218.1336.5
Gausdal11618.6396.391.4213.4....152.4294.7
Østre Toten42328.4604.0543.6412.8402.71036.91268.5
Vestre Toten62947.71209.1675.11289.7372.815111.51289.7
Jevnaker25438.3548.1416.2487.2274.1436.5426.3
Lunner43047.5495.4717.9849.3394.313214.6576.3
Gran61344.81289.3705.1936.8906.61228.91128.2
Søndre Land19033.0366.3335.7223.8193.3315.4529.0
Nordre Land28942.8456.7284.1131.9192.8416.114421.3
Sør-Aurdal10233.4123.972.3103.3123.94615.0154.9
Etnedal3526.596.864.5........107.675.3
Nord-Aurdal43968.07912.2487.410315.9578.88813.6649.9
Vestre Slidre5927.2115.1....94.273.2167.4146.5
Øystre Slidre12237.93611.2144.3154.7195.9154.7237.1
Vang6742.12213.863.863.895.7....2113.2
Unknown municipalities, Oppland10..........................
Buskerud15 22454.84 39915.81 5205.52 6479.51 6385.92 4598.92 5629.2
Drammen5 01973.91 60823.75498.185612.670610.44817.182012.1
Kongsberg1 32749.138114.11033.829811.01485.51876.92107.8
Ringerike1 95565.644414.92558.637912.72187.338713.02739.2
Hole32648.2639.3152.2345.0274.014120.8476.9
Flå6459.62018.654.71413.0....1614.987.4
Nes (Busk.)19958.23710.8144.13610.5123.56619.33510.2
Gol28361.85010.9347.4419.0306.69220.1388.3
Hemsedal403166.422191.22912.07229.73213.22811.6229.1
Ål15332.5316.691.9204.291.96112.9245.1
Hol22950.910423.1194.2245.3132.9316.9398.7
Sigdal7220.5205.761.7102.8....174.8164.6
Krødsherad13458.95022.073.1198.494.03214.1187.9
Modum59142.815411.2574.11178.5443.2926.71279.2
Øvre Eiker93851.526514.6633.520611.3764.218310.11468.0
Nedre Eiker1 14046.728311.61215.02008.21144.71415.828211.5
Lier1 20947.037614.61024.01726.7973.828411.01797.0
Røyken60328.11517.0683.2773.6572.7994.61527.1
Hurum39542.0909.6464.9606.4303.2859.0859.0
Flesberg7628.2269.6103.7....62.2134.8186.7
Rollag3323.575.0....64.3....75.085.7
Nore og Uvdal8031.4228.683.193.5....218.2207.8
Unknown municipalities, Buskerud............................
Vestfold16 12665.84 51418.41 7857.33 43614.01 6286.62 3369.52 4289.9
Horten1 88569.446217.02408.851318.91876.92338.62539.3
Holmestrand69164.313312.4878.114913.9494.617816.6968.9
Tønsberg4 340102.71 51635.94189.91 00323.742610.145410.752412.4
Sandefjord (-2016)3 35873.394720.74058.858512.84189.14048.859913.1
Larvik2 82064.364314.73317.567515.42585.948711.14289.8
Svelvik21632.7477.1395.9324.8152.3274.1578.6
Sande (Vestf.)40243.211912.8343.7485.2353.810611.4626.7
Hof19561.7206.3185.7227.09931.3144.4237.3
Re29731.7636.7232.5515.4192.010210.9404.3
Andebu (-2016)20534.5315.2233.9213.5101.78614.5355.9
Stokke (-2016)43937.71119.5585.0675.7312.7887.5857.3
Nøtterøy88340.827912.9874.022410.4632.9843.91476.8
Tjøme24148.510420.9183.6357.0102.0275.4489.7
Lardal13253.43313.372.8124.993.65020.2228.9
Unknown municipalities, Vestfold25..9..................11..
Telemark13 17576.43 69321.41 3627.92 45614.21 2697.42 48914.41 90611.0
Porsgrunn3 656101.71 13031.43499.756715.83389.484823.642511.8
Skien4 22278.31 39725.94798.971113.24328.056910.563511.8
Notodden96976.213410.51159.029423.11028.018114.214511.4
Siljan6628.32510.7....62.662.6166.9104.3
Bamble99770.830121.4835.914210.1705.020114.320214.3
Kragerø98793.123422.1908.520219.01019.524523.111610.9
Drangedal25661.95613.5297.06114.7256.04811.6399.4
Nome39460.3507.7487.313019.9385.87211.0578.7
Bø (Telem.)40466.210316.9426.99615.7528.5559.0579.3
Sauherad16738.5337.6143.2194.4143.25412.4347.8
Tinn29649.8538.9376.29415.8244.0396.6498.2
Hjartdal6842.2116.885.0116.8....2414.9127.4
Seljord23578.64414.7279.06020.1258.44414.73612.0
Kviteseid10040.8197.8135.3197.8104.1208.2208.2
Nissedal5739.52315.9....53.564.296.2117.6
Fyresdal5843.81914.464.5118.375.353.8118.3
Tokke6930.7125.373.1167.162.7177.6135.8
Vinje16644.54712.6123.2154.0143.84512.1349.1
Unknown municipalities, Telemark12..6......................
Aust-Agder8 12970.22 29619.88577.41 54313.39187.91 33011.51 18610.2
Risør33848.89413.6405.8547.8375.3426.17110.3
Grimstad1 59570.751622.91627.229713.21938.61918.523810.6
Arendal3 81186.01 01723.04139.384519.144810.163514.345410.2
Gjerstad12851.8208.1145.7176.9166.53715.02510.1
Vegårshei6130.02512.383.952.562.962.9125.9
Tvedestrand47378.611519.1447.39115.1355.812520.86410.6
Froland31055.25610.0346.17012.5407.1549.65810.3
Lillesand63760.221119.9615.8787.4656.11009.512311.6
Birkenes18736.36512.6285.4183.5254.9193.7346.6
Åmli9350.42513.573.8116.0116.02312.5168.7
Iveland4735.71612.164.675.353.875.375.3
Evje og Hornnes21459.76518.1246.7277.5174.74512.63810.6
Bygland7764.01411.675.8....1310.82218.31714.1
Valle7258.01411.375.654.0....2016.12318.5
Bykle9095.24648.755.31718.055.377.41111.6
Unknown municipalities, Aust-Agder............................
Vest-Agder13 54574.14 45024.41 4107.72 24612.31 6298.91 8089.92 00311.0
Kristiansand7 88889.22 91432.97788.81 32214.91 03511.78209.31 02011.5
Mandal1 31984.936923.81509.722514.515910.219112.322714.6
Farsund45647.011411.7757.7484.9717.3596.1919.4
Flekkefjord40044.0707.7505.5778.5545.9707.7818.9
Vennesla82357.523616.5866.018212.7835.81238.61148.0
Songdalen46272.011517.9517.99314.5436.78012.58212.8
Søgne80171.131027.5605.3918.1474.214613.014813.1
Marnardal6829.72310.073.173.193.9156.683.5
Åseral5053.11313.8........66.41010.61313.8
Audnedal4928.0137.495.184.6....95.184.6
Lindesnes26954.4448.9306.1336.7275.59318.8438.7
Lyngdal54964.613015.3637.49811.5596.911213.28810.4
Hægebostad5834.1148.263.5158.8....95.3105.9
Kvinesdal26143.6518.5427.0437.2294.8457.5538.9
Sirdal8948.63619.7............2714.7189.8
Unknown municipalities, Vest-Agder6..........................
Rogaland29 57662.99 80220.82 9026.25 21611.13 2727.03 5407.54 84510.3
Eigersund77551.91208.0755.015410.3865.819312.91489.9
Sandnes5 21769.71 80324.14305.797313.05417.27129.575910.1
Stavanger9 81674.04 32432.69927.51 51211.49257.06795.11 38510.4
Haugesund3 962107.21 14431.039010.683122.566718.12998.163217.1
Sokndal9829.6154.5144.2185.4175.1144.2226.6
Lund11936.7226.8226.8226.8154.6237.1175.2
Bjerkreim10336.5134.6103.572.551.85318.8165.7
68737.020110.8723.9985.3673.61005.41508.1
Klepp92348.723612.4814.31779.3643.41849.71829.6
Time1 45678.446825.21286.923712.81729.319010.226314.2
Gjesdal63353.421217.9534.51058.9463.91149.61058.9
Sola1 25748.235213.51114.32519.61144.41445.528611.0
Randaberg29027.0857.9312.9555.1232.1464.3514.7
Forsand3326.7108.1............64.8118.9
Strand46937.61038.3675.41118.9453.6504.0947.5
Hjelmeland5821.2134.782.951.872.6114.0155.5
Suldal7920.2143.692.382.0123.1184.6205.1
Sauda21545.6296.2306.4398.3439.1285.94710.0
Finnøy8426.1226.8123.7........206.2237.1
Rennesøy17035.0377.6173.5193.9142.95611.5285.8
Kvitsøy............................
Bokn5968.289.2....55.855.82528.91213.9
Tysvær40637.2837.6343.1555.0373.41059.6948.6
Karmøy2 21752.644810.62776.644810.62626.23748.94099.7
Utsira............................
Vindafjord42248.0434.9394.4809.110311.710311.7556.3
Unknown municipalities, Rogaland27......................23..
Hordaland29 43557.010 11919.63 3086.44 1007.93 0045.84 0127.84 8949.5
Bergen20 61274.38 24529.72 2788.22 6849.72 1597.82 1497.73 09911.2
Etne13232.1204.9184.4153.7143.4399.5266.3
Sveio24944.5407.2223.9315.5173.09116.3498.8
Bømlo30225.6514.3383.2504.2332.8574.8746.3
Stord80142.71407.51035.51648.71236.61256.71477.8
Fitjar9931.5123.8123.8206.461.9258.0258.0
Tysnes12042.9269.3176.1196.8196.8186.4238.2
Kvinnherad31323.6483.6443.3564.2251.9453.4977.3
Jondal2018.154.5................76.3
Odda46266.78211.8507.28312.0344.914921.5659.4
Ullensvang11433.5257.4113.282.492.6339.7308.8
Eidfjord7176.81617.355.466.5....3133.51213.0
Ulvik2926.087.2................1210.8
Granvin2931.566.5............88.777.6
Voss68447.419813.7674.61097.6412.81429.81288.9
Kvam19823.4394.6273.2192.2252.9475.5435.1
Fusa9524.5246.261.5143.682.1143.6318.0
Samnanger7831.9177.093.762.5104.1177.0197.8
Os (Hord.)89145.11889.51025.21457.31125.71758.91698.6
Austevoll11422.3173.3152.9244.7122.3173.3305.9
Sund20729.7527.5294.2334.7172.4304.3486.9
Fjell1 07643.332012.91154.61837.4823.31917.71877.5
Askøy94833.42127.51224.31946.8963.41324.71926.8
Vaksdal20549.7266.3133.292.2102.411628.1327.8
Modalen1744.6....................513.1
Osterøy16620.9222.8253.1101.3162.0232.9708.8
Meland25532.6546.9303.8445.6212.7597.6486.1
Øygarden13427.6255.2275.6122.5112.3173.5449.1
Radøy13727.0224.3275.3132.6153.0224.3387.5
Lindås73146.81529.7825.31268.1754.818611.91117.1
Austrheim8128.3207.093.193.1....186.3238.0
Fedje610.4........................
Masfjorden6337.0127.1....84.7....3218.874.1
Unknown municipalities, Hordaland............................
Sogn og Fjordane4 24338.75995.54814.46255.75014.61 35612.46826.2
Flora56147.1716.0887.412010.1887.41129.4837.0
Gulen4820.393.852.162.583.4104.2114.6
Solund1215.3....................78.9
Hyllestad2417.253.664.3............75.0
Høyanger14133.9225.3225.3276.5174.1225.3337.9
Vik8732.4145.2186.7145.2176.3166.093.3
Balestrand3325.575.4........75.4....97.0
Leikanger3917.0....93.962.6....62.6125.2
Sogndal30839.3719.1283.6516.5395.0627.9587.4
Aurland17699.82011.384.584.5....12470.3147.9
Lærdal408187.8146.462.8....125.5355163.4198.7
Årdal11220.9173.2183.4173.2112.1142.6366.7
Luster11422.4183.5203.9183.5152.9173.3275.3
Askvoll4113.6....103.362.0....51.7144.6
Fjaler6723.7113.993.2103.582.8124.2186.4
Gaular7926.9124.193.162.0....3612.2124.1
Jølster14046.4124.0134.33611.9124.05618.5134.3
Førde65750.91279.8917.11269.8826.413410.4987.6
Naustdal12243.082.882.862.16322.2269.2124.2
Bremanger9023.4133.492.361.682.1194.9379.6
Vågsøy18931.3345.6294.8355.8294.8223.6416.8
Selje4516.272.582.962.2....82.9155.4
Eid31452.2396.5315.26911.5366.09515.8467.6
Hornindal4134.2................2924.2....
Gloppen12922.3234.0152.6162.8111.9457.8203.5
Stryn27037.7375.2212.9314.3243.312617.6324.5
Unknown municipalities, Sogn og Fjordane............................
Møre og Romsdal11 17742.12 2348.41 3114.91 9977.51 4115.32 0817.82 1448.1
Molde1 35750.829811.11565.827610.32138.02127.92047.6
Ålesund2 93962.967414.43627.758012.44429.54188.94649.9
Kristiansund1 53062.434914.21656.734614.12289.31656.727811.3
Vanylven6419.782.5123.772.172.1154.6164.9
Sande (M. og R.)5923.193.552.072.7....166.3197.4
Herøy (M. og R.)21524.0353.9293.2283.1161.8576.4525.8
Ulstein33439.68810.4414.9495.8394.6607.1597.0
Hareid20639.7275.2265.0295.6214.06011.6448.5
Volda38242.3808.9546.0869.5404.4586.4657.2
Ørsta39837.3686.4434.0615.7484.51009.4797.4
Ørskog13056.3114.8125.2146.1104.36126.42310.0
Norddal3823.084.863.6........95.484.8
Stranda12427.0235.0112.4224.8153.3286.1265.7
Stordal1918.6................54.9....
Sykkylven20827.1212.7415.3415.3263.4445.7364.7
Skodje21245.9245.2143.0439.3163.56714.55010.8
Sula25128.0556.1384.2394.4262.9333.7626.9
Giske24129.8577.0212.6506.2243.0364.4546.7
Haram17519.0404.3252.7252.7141.5252.7475.1
Vestnes22333.7345.1304.5274.1152.3639.5568.5
Rauma30040.0425.6212.8293.9243.213117.5547.2
Nesset8729.3103.4103.493.0134.4206.7258.4
Midsund3818.2....73.4....52.473.4136.2
Sandøy1814.2....................129.4
Aukra7120.282.382.3154.361.7133.7226.3
Fræna29530.4363.7373.8586.0293.0707.2676.9
Eide8323.9102.9113.2102.982.3226.3226.3
Averøy22238.1244.1305.1478.1284.8427.2528.9
Gjemnes13752.8166.2....103.9....9034.7145.4
Tingvoll9029.0258.192.961.982.6258.1196.1
Sunndal33446.6689.5456.3517.1334.6537.48511.9
Surnadal14925.0254.2233.9152.5213.5325.4335.5
Rindal3617.783.9............136.494.4
Halsa5032.3149.063.9....63.995.8138.4
Smøla4320.183.7............52.3209.3
Aure9727.4267.472.0102.8113.1257.1205.7
Unknown municipalities, Møre og Romsdal31......................29..
Sør-Trøndelag17 49555.85 38117.21 6795.42 6268.41 7295.52 8119.03 27010.4
Trondheim12 89068.84 68225.01 1736.32 01910.81 3267.11 3857.42 30512.3
Hemne11827.7112.6143.3112.6102.34711.0255.9
Snillfjord5051.1................3232.799.2
Hitra24753.4214.5255.4183.9245.211224.25010.8
Frøya20642.9183.8214.4285.8224.66814.25210.8
Ørland20639.5407.7336.3377.1163.1377.1438.3
Agdenes6738.784.663.5....63.53520.2126.9
Rissa21432.2243.6284.2284.2172.6659.8548.1
Bjugn16033.5142.9173.6245.0142.95912.3347.1
Åfjord9629.3134.0134.051.592.8257.6329.8
Roan1818.7................55.277.3
Osen2424.6....................1212.3
Oppdal33548.67410.7284.1497.1324.69213.4618.9
Rennebu16564.4228.672.7176.693.58533.22610.1
Meldal9524.0164.0184.671.8102.5235.8225.6
Orkdal55447.0776.5736.2816.9736.216714.2847.1
Røros19534.6396.9244.3234.1183.2356.25810.3
Holtålen3617.752.5............104.9125.9
Midtre Gauldal22235.2264.1172.7264.1182.98112.9548.6
Melhus59236.81127.0623.9945.8462.917010.61096.8
Skaun26534.2293.7222.8303.9192.511615.0506.4
Klæbu14023.1335.4223.6213.5122.0203.3335.4
Malvik43231.4745.4523.8866.3292.11077.8856.2
Selbu13833.4307.371.7184.4102.4358.5399.4
Tydal2529.467.1....................
Unknown municipalities, Sør-Trøndelag11..........................
Nord-Trøndelag5 85642.91 37310.16084.58035.95864.31 1958.81 2929.5
Steinkjer1 06048.730614.0753.41657.6934.323110.61918.8
Namsos50438.71108.5826.3786.0594.5614.71168.9
Meråker11846.8207.993.6145.5135.2249.53915.5
Stjørdal1 22652.629212.51144.92038.71124.824110.326611.4
Frosta9536.1186.862.3186.8114.2186.8259.5
Leksvik9125.8133.7102.851.472.0257.1339.3
Levanger83342.524912.7995.0894.5904.61588.11487.5
Verdal80253.918612.51026.9986.61147.71449.716010.7
Mosvik (-2011)..............
Verran5521.883.272.8........104.0259.9
Namdalseid6238.253.1........63.73119.1148.6
Inderøy (-2011)..............
Snåase - Snåsa8740.7125.6....167.5....3415.9198.9
Lierne2618.975.1................107.3
Raarvihke - Røyrvik1225.6....................612.8
Namsskogan6777.366.955.8........4248.41112.7
Grong12249.52510.193.6197.783.23614.62610.5
Høylandet2520.0................1310.486.4
Overhalla7419.3102.6102.6123.1....153.9256.5
Fosnes1219.0....................69.5
Flatanger2119.087.3................87.3
Vikna18742.6306.8235.2265.9184.1306.86214.1
Nærøy22744.3285.5285.5346.6316.0499.65811.3
Leka1017.8....................610.7
Inderøy14521.4375.5172.5172.5101.5294.3375.5
Unknown municipalities, Nord-Trøndelag............................
Nordland11 97249.52 0098.31 6376.82 43610.11 5016.22 1608.92 2309.2
Bodø3 00159.467013.33947.870614.04498.93577.14268.4
Narvik88046.81518.01166.21256.71146.11799.519710.5
Bindal2718.485.5............64.164.1
Sømna4823.663.083.963.063.094.4157.4
Brønnøy27935.0354.4344.3617.7384.8556.9587.3
Vega4133.0................64.82217.7
Vevelstad611.8........................
Herøy (Nordl.)4425.274.0105.763.463.463.4116.3
Alstahaug34846.8476.3506.79212.4506.7557.4557.4
Leirfjord7533.8115.0104.594.1....2712.2156.8
Vefsn90767.61067.91219.025619.11078.017613.114210.6
Grane10571.874.885.5138.953.45839.7149.6
Hattfjelldal4832.874.896.1........85.51913.0
Dønna4129.285.753.675.064.375.085.7
Nesna7239.294.9158.294.994.973.82413.1
Hemnes15133.7153.3163.6224.9143.1398.74710.5
Rana1 69865.227110.42318.939715.22158.332112.326510.2
Lurøy6634.373.6168.394.7....105.22110.9
Træna2552.3612.6....918.8........510.5
Rødøy129.5....................53.9
Meløy25539.4314.8457.06610.2335.1365.6467.1
Gildeskål9948.5104.994.42914.2115.42210.8188.8
Beiarn1817.4........................
Saltdal29963.6377.95211.15511.7347.26914.75311.3
Fauske66168.810911.39710.111411.9747.714014.612913.4
Sørfold9849.994.6115.6178.7168.22211.22412.2
Steigen7027.562.4145.5103.962.472.82811.0
Hamarøy - Hábmer9954.3189.92111.594.994.92011.02312.6
Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord9447.6....178.6........105.15628.4
Lødingen5827.1136.1104.773.362.8136.1115.1
Tjeldsund5845.2................3628.1118.6
Evenes8661.41712.196.475.0....3726.4139.3
Ballangen8031.3124.7124.783.193.5197.4218.2
Røst1018.1....................59.1
Værøy4457.556.5....2735.3........67.8
Flakstad4835.996.764.586.0....107.5129.0
Vestvågøy49544.2756.7766.8978.7766.8787.0958.5
Vågan41444.3758.0697.4677.2505.3747.9798.4
Hadsel22227.5435.3283.5324.0243.0394.8577.1
Bø (Nordl.)7127.0114.283.0155.772.7166.1145.3
Øksnes18641.1296.4235.1194.2194.25411.9439.5
Sortland46145.1777.5555.4787.6595.810510.3888.6
Andøy15631.3336.6204.0326.4122.4275.4346.8
Moskenes2523.576.6................109.4
Unknown municipalities, Nordland............................
Troms - Romsa8 31550.61 78310.91 1116.81 3618.39765.91 5259.31 5619.5
Harstad (-2012)..............
Tromsø4 14056.31 20816.45066.97059.64355.96178.46719.1
Harstad1 13846.124710.01496.02229.01536.21476.02208.9
Kvæfjord10936.0103.3103.382.682.65317.5216.9
Skånland7023.0123.9134.3....82.6165.3185.9
Bjarkøy (-2012)..............
Ibestad3827.175.085.7....64.3....128.6
Gratangen3631.7....97.9........76.2108.8
Loabák - Lavangen3836.2....98.6....65.776.7109.5
Bardu22054.7266.5266.5225.5399.77418.4358.7
Salangen8337.294.02310.373.1135.8104.5229.9
Målselv32748.5548.0385.6466.8477.08312.3608.9
Sørreisa9928.7113.2144.1298.4123.5195.5164.6
Dyrøy3126.8....54.3....54.3....1210.4
Tranøy5334.3....149.185.295.874.5127.8
Torsken3437.2....55.566.655.5....1314.2
Berg1819.7................66.6....
Lenvik64455.4665.71028.81159.91028.812110.414012.1
Balsfjord36463.8264.6376.5508.8315.415927.96210.9
Karlsøy5624.5104.4146.1....73.162.6187.9
Lyngen13948.682.8258.7196.6155.23211.24114.3
Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono13371.3115.9158.0126.4105.45026.83619.3
Gáivuotna - Kåfjord9946.0157.02210.2136.0115.12411.2177.9
Skjervøy12041.172.4217.23211.0237.9103.4289.6
Nordreisa23247.4275.5408.2398.0265.3489.85310.8
Kvænangen8468.2118.975.71613.0....2318.72419.5
Unknown municipalities, Troms16......................13..
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 87164.35847.77059.388911.76668.889311.81 13415.0
Vardø14166.083.72913.64219.72210.3136.12712.6
Vadsø37560.9416.78113.18413.6558.9477.66811.0
Hammerfest58856.2726.9938.913713.11019.7605.712712.1
Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino23579.5258.5227.4103.4268.87124.08227.7
Alta1 19859.61839.11718.522711.31396.926113.021910.9
Loppa2425.2....66.3............88.4
Hasvik9388.21110.41918.065.72019.01716.12220.9
Kvalsund176170.01615.5109.71312.665.89995.73331.9
Måsøy5545.386.686.6108.264.975.81714.0
Nordkapp15547.3226.7216.4144.3237.0257.65115.6
Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki28270.9348.55012.6399.8276.85513.87819.6
Kárásjohka - Karasjok15658.5197.1155.6207.5228.22910.95420.2
Lebesby10982.7107.62015.23123.51612.1129.12115.9
Gamvik6052.776.11210.5119.7108.8108.81210.5
Berlevåg6969.088.01414.01414.099.088.01818.0
Deatnu - Tana18061.6206.8206.83311.3186.24515.44615.7
Unjárga - Nesseby7780.388.31313.61515.688.32020.91515.6
Båtsfjord12556.5115.0167.23817.2209.073.23515.8
Sør-Varanger75373.6848.2908.814614.314013.711010.818418.0
Unknown municipalities, Finnmark23......................21..
County not stated12 000..8 486..325..132..202..152..2 705..

About the statistics

The statistics include all offences registered by the police and prosecution authority during the statistical year. Breakdowns of offences reported by group of offence, type of offence, scene of crime (county, municipality, size of municipality and centrality) and police districts (owner).

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Offences reported to the police are defined as: all offences registered by the police and the prosecution authority as reported in the course of the statistical year. The fact that an offence is reported to the police in a specific year does not necessarily mean that the offence was committed in the same year. (93.8 and 93.2 per cent of all offences reported to the police in 2004 and 2005 respectively had a final committed date in 2004 and 2005). Violations under the Road Traffic Act or Customs Act that are settled by on the spot fines are not regarded as offences reported to the police, and therefore not included in the statistics (see Production). Cases reported to and investigated and completed by the Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences reported to the police (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

Offences in crime statistics are defined as acts that are described by law, at any given time, as punishable. To date, more than 1 260 different codes have been used in BL/STRASAK/PAL, of which about 660 different codes are actively used today to classify offences. Following the Penal Code of 2005 coming into effect on 1 October 2015, around 430 new codes were introduced into the police’ central registration system for offences. These replaced the codes from the Penal Code of 1902, which are about the same in numbers. Consequentially, Statistics Norway now use the new version of Standard for types of offences, Type of offence 2015, to classify offences. From the release of the year 2015 and onwards, the statistics thus contain the following groupings of offences (see also Statistical Classifications and Code Lists – KLASS)

Group of offence, where offences are is divided into nine main groups. These offence groups of offences are further divided into several underlying, more specified, types of offences (see Type of offence).

Type of offence, where offences are divided into about 150 unique types of offences. Similar types of offences are grouped together to a varying degree of aggregated levels, where all levels are included in the nine groups of offences.

Category of offence was a classification of offences used in the statistics for the period 1993-2014, where offences were classified as either a crime or a misdemeanor. For more information on this expired classification, see the version Types of offences 2006 in KLASS and About the statistics 2014 for Offences reported to the police.

A police district is the body ascribed as owner (i.e. which is responsible for the follow-up) of the processing of criminal cases at the point in time Statistics Norway’s data extraction.

From 1 January 2016, Norwegian police were organised into new regional districts, where 27 police districts were reduced to 12. Statistics Norway release figures by this new division from the year 2016 and onwards, even though the data basis for the production of the statistics does not contain criminal case data with allocations by the new district standard, and that the internal process of organising the new district will be executed over the course of 2017 and 2018.The new police districts are mainly organised by a merger of former districts, which at an aggregated level are comparable to the previous organisation of 27 districts. The exemption from this is the former police district of Midtre Hålogaland, which after the new organisation is divided by the county border between new Nordland PD and Troms PD. However, derived from information about owner district by the previous organisation, as well as information about the criminal cases belonging in terms of police branches and scene of crime, Statistics Norway have been able to allocate all criminal cases after the new organisation of police districts. All offences with a branch code for the police stations in Harstad, Iberstad and Salangen have been ascribed to Troms PD as the owner district. Furthermore, offences with a scene of crime in Troms County and with branch codes for Evenes, Tjelsund and Skånland police station, as well as "Joint Operational Unit" (Fellesoperativ enhet) and "Eco Team" (Økoteam), have been ascribed to Troms PD as the owner district. Remaining offences registered with the former Midtre Hålogaland PD as the owner district have been ascribed to Nordland PD. For a complete overview of Police Districts 2016 and previous organisations, including relation to municipalities, see Statistical Classifications and Code Lists

In addition to the 12 police districts Svalbard has an inherent judicial status, and is specified as a separate district unit. Furthermore, the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (Økokrim), the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos), the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST)  and the International Police Immigration Service (PU) can register and have ownership of criminal cases, all of which are included in the district grouping as "Special agencies" in the statistics (see Comparability over time and space under Production).

Scene of crime (county, size of municipality, centrality and municipality) is defined based on the municipality or country in which the crime was committed, as stipulated in the police register. If the offence lacks information on the municipality and country in which the crime was committed, the scene of crime (such as municipality, county or Norway/abroad) is added based on other descriptions of the scene of crime (e.g. the police zone).

Standard classifications

The following Statistics Norway standards are used:

Group of offence Standard for type of offences, version 2015, with an overview of all codes including code names. See detailed overview in KLASS.

Type of offence Standard for type of offences, version 2015, with an overview of all codes including code names. See detailed overview in KLASS.

Police district (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables and Comparability over time and space under Production).

County (scene of crime).

Municipality (scene of crime).

Size of municipality is a classification of the municipalities by population (1 January in the statistics year), and in the crime statistics a 7-tier classification is used. This classification has not been formalised as a Statistics Norway standard, but is used by Statistics Norway in various statistics areas.

Centrality (scene of crime) is a standard regional classification of the municipalities’ geographic location in relation to communities of different sizes (4-tier). These are further divided into geographic location in relation to the provincial centres (9-tier).

In the crime statistics, both classifications according to the standard are used, i.e. the 4-tier and the more detailed 9-tier. In the 4-tier version of the standard for centrality, all municipalities in Norway are grouped with the central (3), somewhat central (2), less central (1) and least central (0) municipalities. The 9-tier version divides the most central (level 3) into a further three sub-groups, and each of the others (levels 0-2) into two sub-groups:

The provincial centres - i.e. Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Tromsø – have the highest level (33, i.e. third sub-group of the most central level 3). The nearest municipalities are classified based on travel time to the centre of a provincial centre. Those within 35 minutes (forOslo45 minutes) have a higher level of centrality (32) than those with 36-75 minutes (forOslo 46-90 minutes) travel time (31). Each of the levels of centrality 0-2 are further classified based on whether the travel time is more or less than 2.5 hours (for Oslo 3 hours) to the centre of the nearest provincial centre.

For the detailed content of this and other regional classifications used in the statistics, see the references to the database for standards.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Offences reported to the police
Topic: Social conditions, welfare and crime

Responsible division

Division for Social Welfare Statistics

Regional level

National level, and by county, police district and municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annually. Published as soon as possible after the end of the statistical year, normally before the end of the first quarter in the consecutive year.

International reporting

Some statistics are reported to international bodies such as the UN , the EU and Eurostat .

Microdata

Raw data files from the Norwegian Police ICT Services (formerly the National Police Computing and Material Service (PDMT)) for the annual files are stored permanently in a secured archive area. Raw data files for half-yearly statistics were only kept until they were replaced by final annual files. Annual files from 2004 are also used for the production of statistics on registered victims, and are also stored under this statistics area. The final processed data material (i.e. the material prepared and used in the statistics production) is stored as separate archive files and documented (in the system DataDok). The annual files that are used for the statistics production are also stored as SAS files, until they are no longer used.

Background

Background and purpose

Based on the statistics on offences reported to the police, Statistics Norway aims to throw light on the registered level of crime from year to year. The statistics are enabled as a result of a changeover from form reporting to electronic reporting from the police’s central criminal case register (BL/STRASAK, BL/STRASAK/PAL as from 2002). The statistics were first published in the Norwegian official statistics (NOS) for the year 1990.

Since 2004, the statistics on offences reported to the police have only been published as annual statistics. Until 2003, half-yearly statistics were also published, and quarterly statistics were published until 1998.

In 2005, the whole time series 1993 to 2002 was revised (see Control and revision under Production). This particular revision could not be carried out for 1992. Therefore, 1993 is now regarded as the first year of Statistics Norway's statistics on offences reported to the police. The principle division between crimes and misdemeanours has been discontinued in new Penal Code of 2005.

Users and applications

Important users are the media, the research and education sector, NGOs, the Ministry of Justice and other government agencies and other agencies in the justice sector. The statistics also serve as a basis for information to anyone else interested in the state and development within the field of crime.

On 1 January 2016, Norwegian police were organised into new regional districts, where 27 police districts were reduced to 12. The internal process of organising the new districts will be executed gradually during the course of 2017 and 2018, but as of year 2016, Statistics Norway will only release statistics by the new police districts in StatBank. The new police districts are mainly organised by merging the former districts, which on an aggregated level are comparable to the former division of 27 districts. However, in the new organisation, the former Midtre Hålogaland PD is divided by the county border between new Nordland PD and Troms PD. Thus, comparisons across the new and former district are not possible for the districts in question. For a detailed overview of the new police districts, including their relation to municipalities, see Statistical Classifications and Code Lists.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of the most important Principles for Equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses .

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics on Victims of offences reported to the police are based on the same set of data basis as the statistics on offences reported to the police. As well as being based on the same sample (population), these two sets of statistics are also identical when the unit is offence reported to the police, and can therefore be regarded as two sides of the same type of statistic. The statistics on victims of offences reported to the police are, however, not fully integrated with the statistics on offences reported to the police, or established as regular crime statistics, and the annual releases depend on financing from the Ministry of Justice and the Police.

The statistics on offences reported to the police are one of the four regular principal statistics in the area of Crime and justice . The rest are statistics on Offences investigated , sanctions and imprisonments .

When using crime statistics, it is important to be aware that the various parts do not necessarily refer to the same population of offences within the same year. It can take a long time from an offence is reported to the police to when the investigation is concluded, and until a penal sanction is given and the sentence served; in some cases, it may take years. Generally, however, the offences that are included in the statistics on offences reported to the police in the same year or subsequently are represented in the statistics on offences investigated, sanctions and imprisonments (see the statistics on criminal prosecutions). The units that are included also differ in the various statistics. The tables below offences reported to the police are therefore not directly comparable to the other crime statistics. For an overall presentation of the crime statistics, see Kriminalitet og rettsvesen 2009 (in Norwegian only).

Other closely related statistics from Statistics Norway are: Survey of level of living, victimisation and fear of crime , Statres - Police and prosecution authority , Statistics on causes of death (murder) .

Related external statistics

The National Police Directorate (POD) publishes Kommenterte STRASAK-tall; the police’s report statistics (the individual police districts also publish their own figures for their respective regions). The reports contains figures for offences reported to the police, but must be regarded as operations statistics for the police and should not be interpreted as the official crime statistics. The police figures can vary somewhat from Statistics Norway’s figures based on the timing and criteria for extraction, as well as other processing routines and the groupings of offences in the statistics (see Standard classifications under Definitions).

The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs investigates cases where employees of the police or prosecuting authority are suspected of committing criminal offences in the course of duty. Offences which are investigated and completed by the Bureau without further prosecution or court proceedings are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences reported to the police and offences investigated. However, when such cases result in a sanction registered in the Criminal Record Register, they will be included in the statistics on sanctions. Furthermore, such cases are included in the statistics on imprisonments in the same manner as other criminal cases. A closer look at the offences registered by the Bureau in 2016 show that the vast majority of cases concern different types of misconduct and misuse of public authority (which in Statistics Norway’s crime statistics are classified as part of the group of offence Public order and integrity violations). The Bureau also investigates several other types of offences, including offences of violence and traffic offences.

The Bureau is an independent body, and is not organised as part of the police. The Bureau is administratively under the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and professionally under the Director of Public Prosecutions (which also functions as the body of appeal for cases where prosecution is dropped and other types of prosecution decisions made by the Bureau). In their annual reports, the Bureau publishes statistics on offences reported and investigated over the course of the year.

Kripos publishes an overview of murders, but these statistics are organised based on a different definition of the sample than in Statistics Norway’s statistics on reported offences (including year of crime and no registration). In a number of cases, it is recommended that users use Kripos’ murder statistics. For 2005/2006 and beyond, Statistics Norway has carried out a review and audit of all murder cases (see Collection of data revision and estimation under Production). Subsequent to these audits, the number of murders is approximately the same in the statistics from Kripos and Statistics Norway. Kripos also publishes statistics on drugs, which include figures for the confiscation of drugs. Although confiscation relates to drug offences reported to the police, it is not possible to make direct comparisons between these figures. The different statistics are available from the police's website for strategies and analyses .

The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) publishes statistics on various forums, which include figures from Statistics Norway’s statistics on offences reported to the police, primarily in relation to drug offences and driving under the influence (cf. “drunk driving"´). The classification of the offences can, however, differ somewhat from the statistics published by Statistics Norway.

Legal authority

Statistics Act §§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2 (forms/registers).

EEA reference

Not relevant.

Production

Population

The statistics cover all offences that were registered as reported by the police and the prosecution authority in the course of the statistical year.

The statistics provide information on the type and number of offences, police districts and scene of crime. The statistics do not include violations under the Road Traffic Act and the Customs Act where the sanction is an on the spot fine (see statistics on Sanctions ).

From 1993 to 2014 the statistics contained both crimes and misdemeanours. The principle division between crimes and misdemeanours has been discontinued in new Penal Code of 2005. The definisions of the population and the offences are, however, equal before and after this change in 2015 (see under Defintions and Sources of error and uncertainty).

Where the report includes more than one offence, all matters that can constitute a separate point in the charge/indictment are registered. Prior to 1994/1995, several offences could be registered as one offence (see Comparability over time and space).

Data sources and sampling

The data basis is taken from the police’s central registration system, which covers all offences registered by the police districts (as well as special agencies and higher prosecution authorities) in the police’s databases for handling criminal cases (BL). Registrations in the local BL are transferred to STRASAK, from which Statistics Norway received its data basis extract until 2001. From the statistic years 2001/2002, Statistics Norway has received its data basis from the police’s analysis and leadership system (PAL). PAL contains data on all criminal cases after they have been transferred from STRASAK. The data source for the statistics is referred to as the criminal case register BL/STRASAK/PAL, and contains criminal case data that is transferred between these three systems on an ongoing basis. The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs investigates cases where employees of the police or prosecuting authority are suspected of committing criminal offences in the course of duty. The Bureau registers cases in a separate registry version of BL/STRASAK/PAL, and these cases are not included in the data basis for the statistics on offences reported to the police (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

See Sources of error and uncertainty under Sources of error and Definitions.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The data material is retrieved electronically from the Norwegian Police ICT Services in mid-January. The Norwegian Police ICT Services is responsible for the output of data from PAL (see Data sources and sampling). The police and prosecution authority will make subsequent corrections to this caseload after the end of the year, particularly in recently reported cases received immediately before the end of the year. Changes and structural updates in BL/STRASAK/PAL may also be made at the end of the year. The data basis for Statistics Norway is therefore not extracted until about two weeks after the end of the statistics period.

The police registration systems contain some validity controls of data. In addition, Statistics Norway performs its own controls on some of the material. For example, missing information on scene of crime by municipality will be added to the municipality to the degree this is possible based on other information from the data basis.

Since 2005/2006, all murder cases have been controlled and revised (case by case) against information from Kripos (which at the end of the year has, for statistical purposes, retrieved data on all murder cases from the districts) and other register data from the Norwegian Police ICT Services.

From the statistic year 2011, all of the cases that were settled by the International Police Immigration Service (PU) during the year were deleted (which equates to around 500 offences in 2011). This has led to a relatively large reduction in the category "Special body" in the statistics that distributes the reported offences by police district, and fewer units in "Other crimes". For the previous years with PU-registrations (2005-2010), it was not possible for Statistics Norway to make this deletion of civil cases.

The statistics dating back to 1993 were completely revised in 2005. The reason for deleting cases at that time was that some cases were transferred from one police district to another. In such transfers, the same report had been registered in both police districts, meaning that they were double entries in STRASAK/PAL. The revision was carried out using information registered by the police itself and from the original data basis for the different years of the offences reported to the police. Where an offence had been registered several times, only the first registration was retained (see Comparability over time and space).

An overview of all controls and Statistics Norway's processing routines for the statistics up to the first half of 2002 is available in Notater 2000/13 "Statistikk over anmeldte lovbrudd og registrerte ofre. Dokumentasjon" (in Norwegian only).

Based on the data from the police’s registers, all offences reported to the police are included, with a specification of characteristics such as type of offence and scene of crime. Calculations of percentages and rates per 1 000 inhabitants are made, also for different regions. In the annual statistics, the population as of 1 January in the statistics year is used, and in statistics that use a two-year average, the population on 1 January in the latter of the two statistic years is used (cf. the statistics on population). For more detailed information on concepts, variables and classifications, see Definitions.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

The statistics contain personal data and information on punishable offences that is considered to be highly sensitive. Statistics Norway therefore administers the data basis for crime statistics with great caution.

The statistics are primarily published at a higher regional level (in total and the whole country), and when classified at lower levels (county and municipal) the offences are only published in larger categories – e.g. by group of offence.

Marking cells with few units is not normally necessary on account of anonymity (and neither is it normally done in other crime statistics that are published using the same principles). When releasing statistics with few units, the protection of privacy is, however, considered on a case by case basis. In the statistics on offences reported to the police classified by municipality, in addition to a two-year average, a lower limit has been set for the number of units in the release (fewer than 5). The choice of groups and lower level of detail, as well as exclusion by marking categories with few units, is also made based on an assessment of the data quality and the statistics’ suitability for comparison over time and place (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

Comparability over time and space

There are many factors that can have a bearing on comparability over time and place in the various crime statistics, and a broader explanation of the problem here is given in Kriminalitet og rettsvesen 2009 (in Norwegian only).

Annual statistics on offences reported to the police are, subject to changes in registration practice and mergers of police districts, comparable from 1993 (see Chapter 5). Quarterly figures were published from 1991 to 1999, and half-yearly statistics from 1999 to 2003, in addition to annual statistics. Since 2004, Statistics Norway has only published annual statistics. The revision of all years dating back to 1993 (carried out in 2005, see Offences reported to the police. 1993-2001. Revised figures. ) was only for the annual statistics, and no new tables were created for the police districts (owners) in the years 1993-2001 or for scene of crime (county) in the years 1993-2000.

Many regional standards are very stable over a long period of time, but regroupings of these also occur – which in some cases is a determining factor in the content of the statistics. One example of a directly visible change took place after the reorganisation and 50 % reduction in police districts in 2002. Most of the districts were given a new name and new geographic borders, and it is almost impossible to compare the content in both the data basis and the statistics that are classified according to the old and new geographic areas (see Offences investigated 2002 ).

On 1 January 2016, Norwegian police were organised into new regional districts, where 27 police districts were reduced to 12. The internal process of organising the new districts will be executed gradually during the course of 2017 and 2018, but as of year 2016, Statistics Norway will only release statistics by the new police districts in StatBank. The new police districts are mainly organised by merging the former districts, which on an aggregated level are comparable to the former division of 27 districts. However, in the new organisation, the former Midtre Hålogaland PD is divided by the county border between new Nordland PD and Troms PD. Thus, comparisons across the new and former district are not possible for the districts in question. For a detailed overview of the new police districts, including their relation to municipalities, see Statistical Classifications and Code Lists.

Changes in regional standards that are not directly visible take place when, for instance, a municipality changes over to a different county, when two municipalities merge or when a municipality has population changes that result in a different classification in size of municipality (see Definitions).

The most central changes in the police’s registration system and practice that are of significance to the development of offences reported to the police took place around 1994 and in 2002.

New registration practice from 1994/1995

Where a report includes more than one offence, all matters that can constitute a separate point in the charge/indictment are registered. This has been the practice since 1994/1995. Prior to this, the practice was that only one offence was registered when:

  • More than one offence was committed in one act against one victim. The most serious was registered.
  • More than one of the same type of offence was committed by the same person within a period of time against one victim.
  • One offence was committed against a group of victims.
  • The first offence was committed in order to pave the way for the second.

However, more than one offence was registered when an offence was committed with the purpose of hiding another offence, which was also the practice after 1994/1995.

STRASAK has, for a long time, been under development with regard to quality assurance and registration details. This development has led to the data basis for the statistics containing more information than previously. The transition in 1994/1995 to registering all offences is of the greatest significance, and resulted in the number of offences reported to the police increasing in the statistics without this necessarily being related to more offences actually being reported.

Changes to STRASAK in 2002

Towards the end of 2002, the police’s criminal case register, STRASAK, underwent a major change. There are three factors in particular that have a specific bearing on the statistics on offences reported to the police:

1) Merging of police districts; as from 1 January 2002, the former 54 police districts were merged into 27 police districts. This means that the procedure of adding a value for the municipality of crime (see above) can be applied with a fewer number of police districts.

2) Duplicate registrations; In October2002, acentral serial number instead of the previous local serial number was introduced. In the long term, this will ensure that transferred cases will no longer be re-registered in the new police district, and such duplicate registrations (see Collection of data revision and estimations) will be reduced from 2003.

3) Scene of crime abroad; some offences reported to the police are committed abroad, but some are reported inNorway. Prior to 2002, no information on these was available in the material for the crime statistics. These offences were therefore previously included in the statistics and allocated a municipality of crime or county of crime according to the routine described above. As from 2002, it is possible to identify these offences, and they have been retained in the statistics with the scene of crime given as abroad.

Municipality statistics

As from 2010, Statistics Norway publishes detailed municipality statistics on offences reported to the police (2007-2008). Statistics Norway has also previously published statistics on offences reported to the police in the individual municipalities of crime ( Styrings- og informasjonshjulet 2008 (in Norwegian only). Old (2003-2004 to 2006-2007) and new statistics are relatively similar and relatively comparable for the categories that have the same type of basis and classification. Due to the quality of the data, however, we have decided not to publish new figures for districts for the sample boroughs.

When using statistics at such a level of detail, it must be borne in mind that there may be great variation, particularly for the municipalities and groups of offences with few cases. Data quality and registration method, particularly in major cases, vary and can lead to considerable differences between otherwise identical municipalities – and from year to year. In both the new and old statistics, certain consideration has been given to this type of statistical random variation by creating a two-year average, but only for the largest groups of offences and the municipalities that have more than four units.

Introduction of the new penal code on 1 October 2015

After the new penal code (Penal Code of 2005) came into effect on 1 October 2015, the raw data from the police registers are changed. There are quite distinct differences in structure, language and content between the Penal Code of 1902 and the Penal Code of 2005, which is even more evident in the corresponding codes used for registering offences in the police’ central registration system. Code connected to both the new and the former penal code is used after 1 October 2015, due to the new legislation not having retroactive effect. Offences may be registered and processed long after they have been committed. This means that the Penal Code of 1902 and 2005 will appear in the data of all crime statistics for many years to come.

Criminal cases with violations of the provisions dating before the introduction of the new penal code (registered by former codes and appellation), will not always be possible to specify and classify in the same way as criminal cases with a violation of a corresponding provision from the Penal Code of 2005. Certain types of offences in Standard for types of offences 2015 will therefore exclusively contain violations of offences stemming from new penal legislation, and mainly consist of offences committed after 1 October 2015. In the standard, these will be indicated with “(from 1.10.2015)” in the classification name. Older offences which cannot be specified in the same way are placed in “other or unspecified” types of offences. The content of the statistics – and the possibilities of doing comparisons on the most detailed levels of the standard – will for certain types of offences therefore be mainly based on offences committed after 1.10.2015. This type of break in the time series will vary over time for the different types of offences, depending on which crime statistics you use. When such breaks in the time series are identified, the general recommendation is to use figures on a more aggregated level, which means less specified figures with a smaller degree of time series break. Se Standard for type of offences 2015 in KLASS and the article “The New Crime Statistics” (in Norwegian only).

Other changes

Releases from 2005 and onwards use the figure as per 1 January in the statistics year in calculations where population figures are included in the statistics on offences reported to the police (as opposed to previously, when the figure as per 31 December in the statistics year was used). This will be the practice for all statistics released from this point in time, also for previous years.

As from 1 January 2005, Kripos and the PU can register and investigate their own criminal cases. The category “special body" was therefore introduced in the statistics from 2005, classified by police district. This category includes the new district units, together with Økokrim (which has been included in the statistics since 1995).

Changes to legislation that affect the content of the statistics directly and considerably shall, as far as Statistics Norway is aware of such changes, be highlighted in the tables in the years where such changes have taken place – and where this is relevant to corresponding statistics over time. For examples of this, see Offences reported to the police 2006 (for example on the abolition of the Vagrancy Act).

Since the statistics year 2005/2006, all murder cases have been controlled and revised (case by case) against information from Kripos and register data from the Norwegian Police ICT Services (see Collection of data revision and estimations). Some cases have subsequently been changed from “other type of case" to “reported murder", but the opposite has occurred more often. After this revision, the murder figures can therefore be somewhat lower than previous years.

Subject to subsequent changes, more detailed information on both the old and the new data basis, variables and definitions are described in Notater 2000/13 “Statistics on offences reported to the police and registered victims. Documentation” (in Norwegian only). StatisticsNorway has relatively comprehensive documentation of the data basis and the statistics on the individual years, and information on this can be obtained from the contact persons specified for the statistics.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

After undertaking a thorough review of various data basis and crime statistics, and dialogue with the Norwegian Police ICT Services, Statistic Norway believes that the revision that was carried out in 2005 has led to a considerable improvement in the quality of the statistics on offences reported to the police. However, there is some uncertainty in connection with the precision of deleting cases, and whether the revision has led to the deletion of duplicate registrations to the same extent throughout the period.

Offences that lack information on municipality of crime are, by means of internal controls, allocated a municipality of crime to the degree this is possible. Offences are largely investigated in the police district where the act took place. It can therefore be assumed that the offence has been committed in the relevant police district unless there are indications to the contrary. To the degree the police district does not cross one or more municipal or county borders, the offence is deemed to have been committed in this municipality/county. Where the municipality of crime is added using this method, it is considered to be relatively certain. This has been the practice in all previous years of offences reported to the police, but such partial non-response has had increasingly less significance in recent years.

Statistics Norway has no possibility of controlling the non-response of units where there is incomplete registration in individual police districts. Partial non-response (where certain variables are not given for some units) occurs, but with the aid of internal controls in BL/STRASAK these are limited to less important variables.

Statistics on offences reported to the police are based on registrations in the first stage of the legal system’s proceedings. This means that the quality is tested and controlled to a lesser degree, and is thereby more uncertain than in the other parts of the crime statistics (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

As from 2002, the data basis for the statistics is extracted annually from the same register in the same way and at roughly the same time. Likewise, Statistics Norway’s processing of the data basis should be the same every year. This will eliminate sampling errors. The principles are the same, but practical and technical changes in extraction and processing may be made which could potentially entail adjustments of the content of the sample that is used for statistical purposes.

Definition limitations (see Definitions) can have a bearing on the sample, without this necessarily being regarded as a sampling error. Investigation cases, such as fires, missing person reports and suspicious deaths are also registered in the criminal case register. If one of these cases is not registered with an offence at the time of extraction, the case is not deemed to be a criminal case reported to the police, and is not therefore included in the statistics.

Offences and criminal cases without a registration date in the statistical year at the time the data is taken from the police’s central registration system (normally approx. January 14th), will not be included in the data basis. An offence which at a later point of time is re-registered as an offence with registration date within the statistical year will therefore not be included in either data basis for the statistics on Offences reported to the police (or Victims of offences reported to the police). Albeit, these kinds of re-registered offences will, when settled by the police and prosecution authority, be included in the data basis for the statistics on Offences investigated.

Various tests on different data basis for the time period 2008-2011 indicate that these late-registrations have led to 1-2 per cent of the offences actually reported to the police not being a part of the statistics annual data sample. Statistics Norway has not obtained the data basis for the mapping of this phenomenon before the statistical year 2008. However, from the technical possibilities and knowledge of registration routines in the Police’s central criminal case register (BL), as well as police statistics, Statistics Norway has reasons to presume that the scope of such late-registrations were as many or more in the years prior to 2008.

In 2012 and the years after, there were far fewer late-registrations than in previous years. The annual average in the periode 2012-2014 was about 1 200 offences (1 000 of which were crimes), amounting to only 0.3 per cent of all offences (0.4 per cent of all crimes) in the published statistics. Derived from the average in the time period 2008-2011, there were annually about 7 000 offences (4 800 of which were crimes) subject to late-registration, thus not included in the published statistics.

The scope of such late-registrations is unevenly spread out on different groups of offences and types of offences. Larcenies and other types of offences for profit are rarely subject to late-registration, and this methodological phenomenon therefore does not significantly influence the use of the statistics on these types of offences. For other groups of offences, however, these late-registrations have a bigger impact on the figures, especially when figures from 2011 and before are compared to statistics from later than 2011. For example, the following group of offences were the subject a of significant scope of late-registration: nearly 1 500 more narcotic offences, 1 300 more traffic offences, 500 more offences of violence and 150 more sexual offences compared to the average number of late-registrations in 2012 and 2013. When attempting to characterise the actual development for the number of offences reported to the police during these time periods, one must account for the fact that these statistics up to and including 2011 are "missing" a number of offences in the given magnitude. Even though the change in routines for late-registration has significance for the statistics comparability over time, this phenomenon is not considered to be an actual source of error in this statistic. This is because the criterias which are used draw the data sample for these statistics has been constant for the whole time period.

The crime statistics only include registered crime, i.e. the offences and victims that are identified by or are made known to the police. Police resources and priorities, and people’s tendency to report offences to the police are of great significance to what acts become a part of the crime statistics. An unknown number of offences are never registered. Such unregistered offences are often called dark/missing figures. Different surveys on self-reported crime and exposure to crime indicate that the crime that is not registered is extensive, and will vary according to type of offence (see Survey of level of living conditions ). What crime is registered over time is also affected by changes in legislation and regulations. These phenomenons are, however, not considered as "errors" in the statistics, but elements that affect them. For more details of this, see Kriminalitet og rettsvesen 2009 , kapittel 3 (in Norwegian only).

Revision

Not relevant