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Victims of offences reported to the police

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148 942

victims (persons) of offences reported to the police in 2016

Offences reported to the police, total and with victims (persons), and victims (persons) of offences, property theft and violence and maltreatment. Absolute figures
2016
Offences reported to the police, total336 413
Offences reported to the police, with victims (persons)159 510
Victims (persons) of offences reported to the police, total148 942
Victims (persons) of property theft76 533
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment30 699

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

Offences reported to the police, by type of victim and group of offence. Absolute figures
TotalPersonOther juridical unit/enterpriseWithout victim or unknown
2016
All groups of offences336 413159 51046 179130 724
¬ Property theft105 14479 56923 2222 353
¬ Other offences for profit31 06418 2367 8664 962
¬ Criminal damage17 2939 0486 6291 616
¬ Violence and maltreatment34 96930 0011 0213 947
¬ Sexual offences7 0795 93591 135
¬ Drug and alcohol offences50 2933691 31748 607
¬ Public order and integrity violations36 6468 8802 87424 892
¬ Traffic offences49 0325 8952 31140 826
¬ Other offences4 8931 5779302 386

Table 2 
Victims (persons), by number of offences, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent

Victims (persons), by number of offences, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent
Total1 offence2 offences3 offences4 or more offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 942135 02611 1341 832950
Sex
Males83 58776 1196 182930356
Females65 35558 9074 952902594
Age
0-9 years4 5234 0603855127
10-19 years14 59413 0851 141229139
20-29 years34 56731 0632 801483220
30-39 years27 74324 9202 245368210
40-49 years28 98026 2132 225346196
50-59 years19 93818 3101 338186104
60-69 years11 39010 59965310434
70-79 years5 1384 8492384110
80 years or older1 9271 80993187
Unknown age1421181563
Per cent
Total100.090.77.51.20.6
Sex
Males100.091.17.41.10.4
Females100.090.17.61.40.9
Age
0-9 years100.089.88.51.10.6
10-19 years100.089.77.81.61.0
20-29 years100.089.98.11.40.6
30-39 years100.089.88.11.30.8
40-49 years100.090.57.71.20.7
50-59 years100.091.86.70.90.5
60-69 years100.093.15.70.90.3
70-79 years100.094.44.60.80.2
80 years or older100.093.94.80.90.4
Unknown age100.083.110.64.22.1

Table 3 
Victims (persons), by group of principal offence, sex and age. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons), by group of principal offence, sex and age. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Drug and alcohol offences)
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 94275 19017 0698 02428 7095 4376 4926 1751 846
Sex
Males83 58743 8909 4165 28015 5979753 6053 6901 134
Females65 35531 3007 6532 74413 1124 4622 8872 485712
Age
0-9 years4 52336573 0741 1176517544
10-19 years14 5944 6219062514 7442 770555618129
20-29 years34 56718 9463 3981 3767 2088621 4081 054315
30-39 years27 74314 8013 2071 5295 1803081 3091 098311
40-49 years28 98016 1543 4841 8084 3731851 3371 203436
50-59 years19 93810 9582 6541 5442 50961927960325
60-69 years11 3905 9392 0139571 08428550633186
70-79 years5 1382 6831 021429359624331681
80 years or older1 9271 051381123126119811819
Unknown age1421005289000
Per 1 000 population
Total28.614.43.31.55.51.01.21.20.4
Sex
Males31.816.73.62.05.90.41.41.40.4
Females25.212.13.01.15.11.71.11.00.3
Age
0-9 years7.20.10.00.04.91.80.10.30.1
10-19 years23.07.31.40.47.54.40.91.00.2
20-29 years49.026.94.82.010.21.22.01.50.4
30-39 years40.021.34.62.27.50.41.91.60.4
40-49 years38.821.64.72.45.90.21.81.60.6
50-59 years30.116.64.02.33.80.11.41.50.5
60-69 years20.010.43.51.71.90.01.01.10.3
70-79 years14.47.52.91.21.00.00.70.90.2
80 years or older8.84.81.70.60.60.00.40.50.1
Unknown age..................

Table 4 
Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Drug and alcohol offences)
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 94275 19017 0698 02428 7095 4376 4926 1751 846
0 years409002350367140
1 year19600115134280
2 years25610118061481
3 years4541103101155175
4 years4800003231335172
5 years5011003491214206
6 years547211385136994
7 years5573013551568268
8 years5558113321649319
9 years568202033916112259
10 years540252027118621305
11 years578401031218417204
12 years6555551284250203010
13 years1 0161228338042640334
14 years1 137144197418457493310
15 years1 339226503491478472816
16 years1 47939774195522445911222
17 years1 809678118295592227611512
18 years2 9691 4412978872317210012919
19 years3 0721 4933321017541511268827
20 years3 2831 64333310278315612911225
21 years3 4861 8633509879312012510136
22 years3 4401 921330141730821218431
23 years3 5342 028316127717931437535
24 years3 5211 9603331297509213110125
25 years3 5121 9503521457167213511527
26 years3 6532 0243591497578015310130
27 years3 4461 9033361596785515212835
28 years3 4001 8403401606816115013533
29 years3 2921 8143491666035116910238
30 years3 0061 6173131506343811112320
31 years3 0111 598336178580431439934
32 years2 8521 4853571505274214810835
33 years2 8681 5782951615272714810329
34 years2 6951 3893031785403611810031
35 years2 7501 4473111575323013310535
36 years2 6041 3693201404722212212336
37 years2 7781 4903471314862614512627
38 years2 5841 4402981374342212110626
39 years2 5951 3883271474482212010538
40 years2 7181 4623251584411914112646
41 years2 7571 4663441714642113810845
42 years2 9351 6473631674563012012230
43 years2 9501 6703491444781713311544
44 years3 0591 7313581764452614113547
45 years2 9841 6783342114421514112142
46 years2 9801 7113531864122014211442
47 years2 9671 6583611944301214512542
48 years2 8671 5943721914181411111453
49 years2 7631 5373252103871112512345
50 years2 5541 4213391843221010513340
51 years2 4731 4062841993271211210033
52 years2 3061 319280159304510310036
53 years2 1361 158276173276810210241
54 years2 0311 11427416825288010827
55 years1 8071 0062301422161938633
56 years1 7669492481492087829330
57 years1 7329412421202263897932
58 years1 6338782361362045767325
59 years1 5007662451141742858628
60 years1 4877832331081697678931
61 years1 3787192061111562698926
62 years1 3086932091041410706724
63 years1 2146421991061181656320
64 years1 097558209991017516111
65 years1 061566197971051393818
66 years1 00652421176743485416
67 years98750619594782455611
68 years93147417276682566617
69 years92147418286743405012
70 years85844817670582395015
71 years77140216345601464014
72 years65636112949430303410
73 years57428412359401233410
74 years487255924136029277
75 years425217883928116315
76 years414217694035020294
77 years384190723327024344
78 years28315056311308205
79 years28615953221918177
80 years or older1 9271 051381123126119811819
Unknown age1421005289000
Per 1 000 population
Total28.614.43.31.55.51.01.21.20.4
0 years6.90.00.00.05.90.60.10.20.0
1 year3.30.00.00.02.50.60.00.10.0
2 years4.20.00.00.03.01.00.10.10.0
3 years7.30.00.00.05.01.80.10.30.1
4 years7.60.00.00.05.12.10.10.30.0
5 years7.70.00.00.05.41.90.10.30.1
6 years8.30.00.00.05.92.10.10.10.1
7 years8.60.00.00.05.52.40.10.40.1
8 years8.80.10.00.05.32.60.10.50.1
9 years9.00.30.00.05.42.50.20.40.1
10 years8.70.40.00.04.43.00.30.50.1
11 years9.30.60.00.05.03.00.30.30.1
12 years10.60.90.10.04.64.10.30.50.2
13 years16.82.00.10.06.37.10.70.50.1
14 years18.52.30.30.16.87.40.80.50.2
15 years20.83.50.80.07.67.40.70.40.2
16 years22.86.11.10.38.53.80.91.70.3
17 years28.110.51.80.58.73.41.21.80.2
18 years45.021.84.51.310.92.61.52.00.3
19 years45.622.24.91.511.22.21.91.30.4
20 years49.024.55.01.511.72.31.91.70.4
21 years51.927.75.21.511.81.81.91.50.5
22 years50.728.34.92.110.81.21.81.20.5
23 years50.829.24.51.810.31.32.11.10.5
24 years49.427.54.71.810.51.31.81.40.4
25 years47.926.64.82.09.81.01.81.60.4
26 years49.927.64.92.010.31.12.11.40.4
27 years47.026.04.62.29.30.82.11.70.5
28 years47.725.84.82.29.60.92.11.90.5
29 years46.125.44.92.38.40.72.41.40.5
30 years42.622.94.42.19.00.51.61.70.3
31 years42.922.84.82.58.30.62.01.40.5
32 years40.821.35.12.17.50.62.11.50.5
33 years40.622.44.22.37.50.42.11.50.4
34 years39.020.14.42.67.80.51.71.40.4
35 years39.320.74.42.27.60.41.91.50.5
36 years37.619.84.62.06.80.31.81.80.5
37 years40.421.75.11.97.10.42.11.80.4
38 years38.621.54.42.06.50.31.81.60.4
39 years37.820.24.82.16.50.31.71.50.6
40 years38.520.74.62.26.30.32.01.80.7
41 years37.520.04.72.36.30.31.91.50.6
42 years39.822.34.92.36.20.41.61.70.4
43 years38.821.94.61.96.30.21.71.50.6
44 years40.122.74.72.35.80.31.91.80.6
45 years39.622.34.42.85.90.21.91.60.6
46 years38.722.24.62.45.40.31.81.50.5
47 years39.021.84.72.55.60.21.91.60.6
48 years38.721.55.02.65.60.21.51.50.7
49 years37.520.94.42.95.30.11.71.70.6
50 years35.219.64.72.54.40.11.41.80.6
51 years34.719.74.02.84.60.21.61.40.5
52 years33.819.34.12.34.40.11.51.50.5
53 years32.117.44.12.64.10.11.51.50.6
54 years31.117.04.22.63.90.11.21.70.4
55 years28.015.63.62.23.30.01.41.30.5
56 years27.414.73.82.33.20.11.31.40.5
57 years27.214.83.81.93.50.01.41.20.5
58 years26.214.13.82.23.30.11.21.20.4
59 years23.912.23.91.82.80.01.41.40.4
60 years24.412.83.81.82.80.11.11.50.5
61 years23.212.13.51.92.60.01.21.50.4
62 years22.311.83.61.82.40.01.21.10.4
63 years21.111.23.51.82.10.01.11.10.3
64 years20.110.23.81.81.90.10.91.10.2
65 years19.210.23.61.81.90.00.70.70.3
66 years18.39.53.81.41.30.10.91.00.3
67 years17.89.13.51.71.40.00.81.00.2
68 years16.68.53.11.41.20.01.01.20.3
69 years16.18.33.21.51.30.10.70.90.2
70 years17.08.93.51.41.10.00.81.00.3
71 years16.18.43.40.91.30.01.00.80.3
72 years15.78.63.11.21.00.00.70.80.2
73 years15.17.53.21.61.10.00.60.90.3
74 years15.07.82.81.31.10.00.90.80.2
75 years12.96.62.71.20.80.00.50.90.2
76 years13.37.02.21.31.10.00.60.90.1
77 years13.26.52.51.10.90.00.81.20.1
78 years10.65.62.11.20.50.00.30.70.2
79 years11.56.42.10.90.80.00.30.70.3
80 years or older8.84.81.70.60.60.00.40.50.1
Unknown age..................

Table 5 
Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and place of residence (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¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Drug and alcohol offences)
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 94275 19017 0698 02428 7095 4376 4926 1751 846
The whole country147 22274 33116 9857 96728 3005 3826 4336 0401 784
Østfold8 4633 9189465311 781316445411115
Akershus16 6349 1351 7407802 748531701821178
Oslo27 85516 9832 2841 0374 6325121 378885144
Hedmark4 5942 12762622987821921222380
Oppland3 6241 51347322779618116121063
Buskerud6 9203 4329023741 28225424933097
Vestfold7 3803 6946874291 54525533334790
Telemark5 4342 6507093601 07318517222659
Aust-Agder3 3161 7493271666871151349543
Vest-Agder5 5783 0254263241 22515721514462
Rogaland14 6247 7582 0148152 377484471539166
Hordaland14 1487 0302 0637772 641511411533182
Sogn og Fjordane1 8296942591234021081277838
Møre og Romsdal5 0811 9166633801 16231633023381
Sør-Trøndelag8 0763 8801 1865001 38531237633998
Nord-Trøndelag2 9581 17157518658616012410254
Nordland4 9811 6685073251 485371269250106
Troms - Romsa3 6771 39238324997926118915569
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 04459421415563313413611959
Svalbard621030000
Norway, unknown county000000000
Abroad, without known county1 7078558457405535813362
County not stated1340042120
Per 1 000 population
Total28.614.43.31.55.51.01.21.20.4
The whole country28.214.33.31.55.41.01.21.20.3
Østfold29.213.53.31.86.11.11.51.40.4
Akershus28.015.42.91.34.60.91.21.40.3
Oslo42.325.83.51.67.00.82.11.30.2
Hedmark23.510.93.21.24.51.11.11.10.4
Oppland19.28.02.51.24.21.00.91.10.3
Buskerud24.912.43.21.34.60.90.91.20.3
Vestfold30.115.12.81.86.31.01.41.40.4
Telemark31.515.44.12.16.21.11.01.30.3
Aust-Agder28.615.12.81.45.91.01.20.80.4
Vest-Agder30.516.62.31.86.70.91.20.80.3
Rogaland31.116.54.31.75.11.01.01.10.4
Hordaland27.413.64.01.55.11.00.81.00.4
Sogn og Fjordane16.76.32.41.13.71.01.20.70.3
Møre og Romsdal19.27.22.51.44.41.21.20.90.3
Sør-Trøndelag25.812.43.81.64.41.01.21.10.3
Nord-Trøndelag21.78.64.21.44.31.20.90.70.4
Nordland20.66.92.11.36.11.51.11.00.4
Troms - Romsa22.48.52.31.56.01.61.20.90.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku27.07.82.82.08.41.81.81.60.8
Svalbard..................
Norway, unknown county..................
Abroad, without known county..................
County not stated..................

Table 6 
Victims (persons), by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons), by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalMalesFemales0-9 years10-19 years20-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60-69 years70-79 years80 years or olderUnknown age
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 94283 58765 3554 52314 59434 56727 74328 98019 93811 3905 1381 927142
The whole country147 22282 49064 7324 47414 46334 06027 36928 70919 73411 2595 0921 920142
Østfold8 4634 6403 8232749091 7421 4481 7891 1706653411196
Akershus16 6349 3907 2444491 5463 1772 8463 8092 7291 26457422614
Oslo27 85515 40412 4515511 8637 4477 0075 0223 1811 63672041810
Hedmark4 5942 5182 076150556902688892670464205652
Oppland3 6242 0361 588129449753549695532341127436
Buskerud6 9203 8823 0382146581 5081 2221 3999715582771049
Vestfold7 3804 1523 2282327561 4861 1831 5721 1066082961356
Telemark5 4343 0802 3541135421 1517961 1678095352476311
Aust-Agder3 3161 9201 396105325646586727455289145335
Vest-Agder5 5783 2282 3501675801 2299311 111804472217625
Rogaland14 6248 4426 1824051 4453 3242 9232 9811 8701 0604461637
Hordaland14 1487 9376 2113431 3373 8022 6032 6221 7581 00749017511
Sogn og Fjordane1 8291 0178125725544625532723917452213
Møre og Romsdal5 0812 7642 3172276641 1758098746264451915911
Sør-Trøndelag8 0764 4973 5792867282 1121 4571 3921 08761229110110
Nord-Trøndelag2 9581 6311 327145397645430522400279110264
Nordland4 9812 6952 2863217281 098740799636423169589
Troms - Romsa3 6772 0941 583190470919564661447271119279
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 0441 15988511625549632934724415675224
Svalbard6420023100000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county1 7071 091616461295003742712031314670
County not stated13673270010000
Per 1 000 population
Total28.631.825.27.223.049.040.038.830.120.014.48.8..
The whole country28.231.425.07.122.848.339.538.529.819.714.38.7..
Østfold29.232.026.48.425.251.342.041.729.819.015.29.2..
Akershus28.031.624.45.819.747.537.440.234.420.814.810.3..
Oslo42.346.937.76.830.563.056.554.343.929.422.219.7..
Hedmark23.525.821.27.623.839.833.032.524.717.712.15.9..
Oppland19.221.516.86.619.733.327.125.720.414.07.94.3..
Buskerud24.927.822.06.619.545.634.133.826.717.213.68.6..
Vestfold30.134.026.38.424.951.340.344.333.120.415.911.8..
Telemark31.535.727.36.125.754.441.547.234.524.317.97.3..
Aust-Agder28.633.024.37.421.945.341.344.430.520.717.37.0..
Vest-Agder30.535.225.87.124.249.239.943.935.324.518.08.3..
Rogaland31.135.326.86.323.750.742.844.833.123.716.810.0..
Hordaland27.430.324.45.321.050.436.536.628.418.814.98.0..
Sogn og Fjordane16.718.215.14.517.233.221.122.716.413.26.33.5..
Møre og Romsdal19.220.417.87.319.535.425.124.118.414.09.94.4..
Sør-Trøndelag25.828.323.27.719.742.834.931.928.518.614.08.0..
Nord-Trøndelag21.723.719.69.022.138.329.128.522.416.610.13.9..
Nordland20.622.019.112.124.135.727.724.219.414.08.54.8..
Troms - Romsa22.425.119.610.223.639.127.728.321.314.210.04.1..
Finnmark - Finnmárku27.029.724.113.926.447.037.830.924.417.214.17.5..
Svalbard..........................
Norway, unknown county..........................
Abroad, without known county..........................
County not stated..........................

Table 7 
Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and place of residence (size of municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons), by group of principal offence and place of residence (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¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Drug and alcohol offences)
2016
Absolute figures
Total148 94275 19017 0698 02428 7095 4376 4926 1751 846
The whole country147 22274 33116 9857 96728 3005 3826 4336 0401 784
All municipalities147 21674 32916 9847 96728 2975 3826 4336 0401 784
0-1 999 inhabitants2 1797632991205281781428960
2 000-4 999 inhabitants8 1282 9641 2575121 861484449393208
5 000-9 999 inhabitants12 7354 9321 7918342 940649710623256
10 000-19 999 inhabitants20 7449 1242 9071 2414 302944924982320
20 000-29 999 inhabitants15 4027 3401 8758983 014661695711208
30 000-49 999 inhabitants17 8938 9421 9111 0423 682590747798181
50 000 inhabitants or more70 13540 2646 9443 32011 9701 8762 7662 444551
Norway, unknown size of municipality621030000
Abroad, without known size of municipality1 7078558457405535813362
Unknown size of municipality1340042120
Per 1 000 population
Total28.614.43.31.55.51.01.21.20.4
The whole country28.214.33.31.55.41.01.21.20.3
All municipalities28.214.33.31.55.41.01.21.20.3
0-1 999 inhabitants18.86.62.61.04.61.51.20.80.5
2 000-4 999 inhabitants19.27.03.01.24.41.11.10.90.5
5 000-9 999 inhabitants20.78.02.91.44.81.11.21.00.4
10 000-19 999 inhabitants25.211.13.51.55.21.11.11.20.4
20 000-29 999 inhabitants25.312.03.11.54.91.11.11.20.3
30 000-49 999 inhabitants30.015.03.21.76.21.01.31.30.3
50 000 inhabitants or more34.519.83.41.65.90.91.41.20.3
Norway, unknown size of municipality..................
Abroad, without known size of municipality..................
Unknown size of municipality..................

Table 8 
Victims (persons), by sex, age and type of principal offence. Absolute figures

Victims (persons), by sex, age and type of principal offence. Absolute figures
TotalMalesFemales0-9 years10-19 years20-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60-69 years70-79 years80 years or olderUnknown age
2016
All types of offences148 94283 58765 3554 52314 59434 56727 74328 98019 93811 3905 1381 927142
 
¬ Property theft75 19043 89031 300364 62118 94614 80116 15410 9585 9392 6831 0511
¬¬ Theft, total74 72943 65031 079364 57518 82814 71216 06310 8965 9012 6701 0471
¬¬¬ Petty theft2 3351 2741 0613177535411495360213110310
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet6130310420710106400
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft2 2741 2441 0303173515404485350207106310
¬¬¬ Theft54 46331 42223 041243 69313 82510 80212 0767 7203 9161 7266801
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet55826629202916110711864442870
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution3 2561 8561 4003469647500726447277125620
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home8 2975 1673 13012601 5191 6361 7781 4009354972710
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling2 9341 5831 35111816354775404682711821790
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home5263381880135253951211137090
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home4 8373 2461 5910668321 1061 143811551245830
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle6 2884 6141 67411771 1501 2971 4251 193702269740
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft13 7468 3925 35455032 9983 1484 0602 138687173331
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person22 13211 02011 112132 2457 3154 0743 9302 4461 2496312290
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet6 5552 9663 58924652 7211 239966623313165610
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)3 8961 9571 93913081 123747734537284129330
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)3 5851 9501 63523611 245697594368182101350
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)2 1721 1749981418563366550188542840
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)5 9242 9732 95176931 6631 0251 086730416208960
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft186107791103540393222340
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft14 3608 1586 20295643 7712 7982 6352 1281 4447142970
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet1579760011732433719530
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution43328215103387669470571790
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home5 6003 5792 0211607169471 1341 1538955031910
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling3 3251 9781 3471514775516826794752701390
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home893603290011352161227268137340
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home1 3829983840822634429124715296180
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle1 7621 28947323532334044633419376130
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person6 3792 8923 48764352 6271 410912528276108770
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)2 1968701 3260931 1194962591276326130
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)1 5057058001112588342237130642740
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)1 1695825871904522541751145613140
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)274139135342995649177100
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place1 2355966391983692621921408641460
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft2919100013664540
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle3 5712 7967750141697701857688328120390
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car1 7191 27144803835537637331816668250
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped1 04682222409326221226316942410
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle8067031030108011322120112048130
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property461240221046118899162381340
¬ Other offences for profit17 0699 4167 65359063 3983 2073 4842 6542 0131 0213810
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering45930015913394106101673114120
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total45729915813394106100673014120
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property4362811551329310491632714110
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property211830112943010
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total2110000101000
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering1100000100000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering1010000001000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering0000000000000
¬¬ Fraud, total15 8128 6447 16828333 1812 9763 2082 4501 8889383360
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like2 7721 4491 3230172522498584446341177320
¬¬¬ Fraud12 4646 8435 62116392 5662 3932 5251 9101 4736942630
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud576352224122938599947467410
¬¬ Embezzlement, total6393832562321001021421057154310
¬¬¬ Embezzlement5703352352299496123986345200
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement694821036619789110
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds7430002111200
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade6600001221000
¬¬ Accounting offences4310010120000
¬¬ Creditor-related offences2110000020000
¬¬ Tax and duty offences10730023121100
¬¬¬ Tax evasion0000000000000
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion0000000000000
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences10730023121100
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act1010000000100
¬¬¬ Smuggling1010000000100
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act0000000000000
¬¬ Other business and economic offences12968610820172823201120
¬ Criminal damage8 0245 2802 74472511 3761 5291 8081 5449574291230
¬¬ Damage to property, total7 9145 2102 70442481 3631 5031 7831 5309424221190
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property1 06468737702618619723121313167130
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building32421510904385269665629100
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)51734017701112210112398441710
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property2231329101126443949312120
¬¬¬ Damage to property6 3274 1592 16842111 0921 1841 4361 2197413401000
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building1 573990583223171249384326252117490
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport4 1772 8071 3702164856846924771401171420
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property5773622150246589128122885290
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property5233641590118512211698701560
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building1378849031220313328550
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport3602581020869102756236710
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property2618800401036300
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage1107040331326251415740
¬ Violence and maltreatment28 70915 59713 1123 0744 7447 2085 1804 3732 5091 08435912652
¬¬ Offences of violence17 3599 9867 3732 7873 1554 5762 8552 1391 1554731445817
¬¬¬ Assault, total10 0156 1383 8777381 8463 0661 7421 385765331973213
¬¬¬¬ Assault9 5435 7853 7587331 7642 8951 6491 327722314953113
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault47235311958217193584317210
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total2 2001 82637426335820448305185611820
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm1 8201 50032015296670369259141531520
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm3803265411391507946448300
¬¬¬ Murder2716110228732210
¬¬¬ Attempted murder35231222118732000
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter7543325911138104780
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm4326175567542540
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter3217150456362240
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total4 5571 6632 8942 0129465125253321375819142
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations4 4031 6062 7971 9229174995153251335818142
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations154579790291310740100
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant2581778102956759269000
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence19210092413594436266112
¬¬ Threats, total5 6673 1512 516756881 3871 1921 19273629483191
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)4 6722 6801 992645941 17294395859625076190
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)2781261524406266484116100
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant296159137025387855513100
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats421186235752100961014415501
¬¬ Robbery and extortion9047042001133301166126964423140
¬¬¬ Robbery62949713211062181097964301570
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery15411242016453526182660
¬¬¬ Extortion11994250113821211312210
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion2110001010000
¬¬ Coercion1466482532252529197400
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty10653537283917932100
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like355147208129594239381131033
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 1301 4782 65270638822874838488261103351
¬¬ Human trafficking4012280111611110000
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences0000000000000
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment2200001100000
¬ Sexual offences5 4379754 4621 1172 770862308185612861189
¬¬ Rape, total2 1542771 87748482248917810324104238
¬¬¬ Rape2 0842661 81846679946817210124104238
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age678194484441201000000036
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age1 406721 334255984681721012410422
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape7011591823216200000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)126611100000000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age58553722216200000
¬¬ Attempted rape10899922846181130000
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust69145501719161140020
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years285362498260000000017
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations13322111893741100001
¬¬ Sexual act1 0962688282945821283724530221
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age781244537282477100000021
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent3152429112105127372453020
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour1 111177934105714150533324152411
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)51311739678424000000011
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age598605382729015053332415240
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences481172309135310265210011
¬ Drug and alcohol offences32419213284969487345131360
¬¬ Narcotic offences67363121119131264000
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.201370366410000
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use11830143210000
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession9540223200000
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total47232428137854000
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code44212328126853000
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code3210011001000
¬¬ Doping1010100000000
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.0000000000000
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code1010100000000
¬¬ Driving under the influence224148765144833583991350
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic220145755144632573991350
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other4310021100000
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total2451912101100000
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act2451912101100000
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act0000000000000
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences8350221200010
¬ Public order and integrity violations6 4923 6052 887655551 4081 3091 337927550243980
¬¬ Public order violations8926242689882511621571156137120
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total5253791464661941037943221040
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other15781054120110
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication303231722421275935229520
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace207141661246240431913410
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation36724512252257597872392780
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place513714212166762000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences513615081011964300
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation265172933231426260332480
¬¬ Violations of public authority1 483735748381542803043781939526150
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority8502695812311319018018097451390
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant7938410125192095000
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant7033370121191793000
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant9540040302000
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution7712315402311216516116088401390
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority7610121111000
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order585128457227811713112267281280
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority2313100262452110
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences1010000010000
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution1558471131402733149000
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation4613649712273861557239940
¬¬¬¬ Perjury1199425051526421910200
¬¬¬¬ False accusation3422707211758601135329740
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation191182373121000
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban0000000000000
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay3120300000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation161062073121000
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority10262403592732158300
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority512922911181072120
¬¬ Violations of integrity4 1172 2461 87118313877843802619394180710
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences2 3541 3471 007115157854344630521883290
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery2961871090744656455331990
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use925735021324231313310
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement204130740531414142201680
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting11650034111100
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)1 9521 094858114050346236323117559180
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)364223141016102846051351330
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)1 588871717112440137830318014046150
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences95603504281218189420
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay85146838335012314216116811766210
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place645374271218801001211469959200
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system206941121324342402218710
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy5592343250791079412796332030
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination1459352323453222163100
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity2081041041110243246342310180
¬ Traffic offences6 1753 6902 4851756181 0541 0981 2039606333161180
¬¬ Road traffic offences6 1513 6692 4821756141 0511 0931 1979586293161180
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence322481363982000
¬¬¬ Speeding2200000011000
¬¬¬ Personal injury1 9751 11086594289311297339282191103690
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences4 1422 5331 60980322734793849667435213490
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation242130435624000
¬ Other offences1 522942580368024626336328017368130
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment926434492344811814421517112657130
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences9720012112200
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences41338000513511520
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment876394482344811713720116511350110
¬¬ Work environment legislation5274715622811710912710337400
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation69373204111021610700

Table 9 
Victims (persons) of property theft, by sex and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of property theft, by sex and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
Victims (persons) of property theftVictims (persons) of property theft per 1 000 population
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
2016
Total76 53344 64231 89114.717.012.3
0 years0000.00.00.0
1 year0000.00.00.0
2 years1100.00.00.0
3 years1010.00.00.0
4 years0000.00.00.0
5 years1010.00.00.0
6 years2110.00.00.0
7 years3210.00.10.0
8 years8530.10.20.1
9 years201370.30.40.2
10 years259160.40.30.5
11 years4021190.60.70.6
12 years5535200.91.10.7
13 years12374492.02.41.7
14 years14975742.42.42.5
15 years229132973.64.03.1
16 years4102361746.37.15.5
17 years69739530210.811.99.7
18 years1 48172176022.421.123.8
19 years1 53176676522.722.023.5
20 years1 68982686325.223.826.7
21 years1 91496694828.527.929.1
22 years1 9501 00594528.728.728.8
23 years2 0651 08198429.730.029.3
24 years2 0061 09491228.129.926.2
25 years1 9921 07791527.228.925.4
26 years2 0571 14091728.130.525.5
27 years1 9281 11980926.330.122.4
28 years1 8881 07281626.529.823.2
29 years1 8411 05578625.828.822.6
30 years1 65099565523.427.519.1
31 years1 6291 00562423.228.018.2
32 years1 51389961421.724.818.3
33 years1 6131 01060322.927.717.7
34 years1 42384358020.623.817.2
35 years1 48090657421.125.017.0
36 years1 41284356920.423.617.0
37 years1 51691560122.125.718.2
38 years1 47985362622.124.619.3
39 years1 41583558020.623.517.5
40 years1 48489758721.024.717.1
41 years1 49588261320.423.417.2
42 years1 6821 02365922.826.818.5
43 years1 69599370222.325.319.0
44 years1 7661 05271423.226.919.2
45 years1 6981 00569322.525.918.9
46 years1 7261 02969722.426.018.6
47 years1 6931 00568822.225.718.6
48 years1 62097764321.925.717.8
49 years1 56196459721.225.316.8
50 years1 44488456019.923.616.0
51 years1 43286856420.123.616.4
52 years1 32581750819.423.415.2
53 years1 16773243517.521.413.5
54 years1 12771840917.221.512.8
55 years1 01562638915.718.912.4
56 years96960936015.018.411.5
57 years94459035414.818.211.3
58 years89158430714.318.510.0
59 years77348828512.315.49.2
60 years79448930513.015.910.1
61 years73047625412.315.98.6
62 years70644526112.115.28.9
63 years63841322511.114.37.9
64 years56936020910.413.07.7
65 years56937519410.313.57.0
66 years5293361939.612.27.0
67 years5123062069.211.07.5
68 years4813191628.611.55.7
69 years4803151658.411.15.7
70 years4532751789.011.16.9
71 years4072531548.510.76.3
72 years3622221408.610.96.5
73 years2851771087.59.75.5
74 years2571441137.99.46.6
75 years221135866.78.74.9
76 years219121987.08.45.9
77 years192108846.68.15.3
78 years15281715.76.74.8
79 years16186756.57.85.4
80 years or older1 0724376354.95.34.6
Unknown age110......

Table 10 
Victims (persons) of property theft, by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of property theft, by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalMalesFemales0-9 years10-19 years20-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60-69 years70-79 years80 years or olderUnknown age
2016
Absolute figures
Total76 53344 64231 891364 74019 33015 13016 42011 0876 0082 7091 0721
The whole country75 66744 11431 553354 70219 08014 93916 28910 9605 9212 6731 0671
Østfold4 0072 3531 6541289874697949610344163800
Akershus9 2745 4053 86925851 8381 6162 4101 6707053231250
Oslo17 3049 6047 700197444 8994 6373 2822 0639864352390
Hedmark2 1621 2918711163466321466354254103340
Oppland1 540929611012237823633622716161190
Buskerud3 4792 0101 4690229821611794520304140600
Vestfold3 7782 2001 5780239784611920640341167760
Telemark2 7001 6191 0812175605400648416279143311
Aust-Agder1 7821 115667110436633343727116381260
Vest-Agder3 0731 8641 2090217666533676519281140410
Rogaland7 8844 7013 18335711 8341 6291 8161 107584244960
Hordaland7 1604 2112 94924622 2371 3491 3499304942321050
Sogn og Fjordane7044232810692259612293731790
Møre og Romsdal1 9541 148806215953131538127918778220
Sør-Trøndelag3 9292 3081 62112121 197747724531319155430
Nord-Trøndelag1 18871647209830718423917312050170
Nordland1 7061 006700013745326333526916461240
Troms - Romsa1 42282659618743224329219710652120
Finnmark - Finnmárku61938523404016711611391562880
Svalbard2020002000000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county862525337137247191131127873650
County not stated4310130000000
Per 1 000 population
Total14.717.012.30.17.527.421.822.016.810.57.64.9..
The whole country14.516.812.20.17.427.121.521.816.610.47.54.8..
Østfold13.816.211.40.08.025.720.222.115.59.87.26.2..
Akershus15.618.213.00.07.427.521.225.421.011.68.35.7..
Oslo26.329.223.30.212.241.437.435.528.517.713.411.3..
Hedmark11.113.28.90.17.020.615.417.013.09.76.13.1..
Oppland8.29.86.50.05.416.711.712.48.76.63.81.9..
Buskerud12.514.410.60.06.824.817.119.214.39.46.95.0..
Vestfold15.418.012.80.07.927.120.825.919.211.59.06.7..
Telemark15.718.812.50.18.328.620.926.217.812.710.33.6..
Aust-Agder15.419.211.60.17.025.723.526.718.211.79.75.5..
Vest-Agder16.820.313.30.09.026.622.826.722.814.611.65.5..
Rogaland16.819.713.80.09.428.023.827.319.613.19.25.9..
Hordaland13.916.111.60.07.329.718.918.815.09.27.14.8..
Sogn og Fjordane6.47.65.20.04.616.77.98.56.45.52.01.5..
Møre og Romsdal7.48.56.20.14.716.09.810.58.25.94.01.6..
Sør-Trøndelag12.514.510.50.05.724.317.916.613.99.77.53.4..
Nord-Trøndelag8.710.47.00.05.418.212.513.09.77.14.62.5..
Nordland7.18.25.90.04.514.79.810.28.25.43.12.0..
Troms - Romsa8.79.97.40.14.418.412.012.59.45.54.41.8..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.29.96.40.04.115.813.310.19.16.25.32.7..
Svalbard..........................
Norway, unknown county..........................
Abroad, without known county..........................
County not stated..........................

Table 11 
Victims (persons) of property theft, by place of residence (county) and victimisation in own place of residence (municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of property theft, by place of residence (county) and victimisation in own place of residence (municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalIn own place of residence (municipality)Outside own place of residence (municipality)Unknown place of residence (municipality)
2016
Absolute figures
Total76 53348 34027 327866
The whole country75 66748 34027 3270
Østfold4 0072 4381 5690
Akershus9 2744 6164 6580
Oslo17 30413 6983 6060
Hedmark2 1621 1939690
Oppland1 5407008400
Buskerud3 4791 9071 5720
Vestfold3 7782 3321 4460
Telemark2 7001 6561 0440
Aust-Agder1 7821 1626200
Vest-Agder3 0732 1559180
Rogaland7 8845 1172 7670
Hordaland7 1604 8662 2940
Sogn og Fjordane7042664380
Møre og Romsdal1 9549391 0150
Sør-Trøndelag3 9292 5481 3810
Nord-Trøndelag1 1886645240
Nordland1 7069277790
Troms - Romsa1 4228245980
Finnmark - Finnmárku6193312880
Svalbard2110
Norway, unknown county0000
Abroad, without known county86200862
County not stated4004
Per 1 000 population
Total14.79.35.2..
The whole country14.59.35.2..
Østfold13.88.45.4..
Akershus15.67.87.8..
Oslo26.320.85.5..
Hedmark11.16.15.0..
Oppland8.23.74.4..
Buskerud12.56.95.7..
Vestfold15.49.55.9..
Telemark15.79.66.1..
Aust-Agder15.410.05.4..
Vest-Agder16.811.85.0..
Rogaland16.810.95.9..
Hordaland13.99.44.4..
Sogn og Fjordane6.42.44.0..
Møre og Romsdal7.43.53.8..
Sør-Trøndelag12.58.14.4..
Nord-Trøndelag8.74.93.8..
Nordland7.13.83.2..
Troms - Romsa8.75.03.6..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.24.43.8..
Svalbard........
Norway, unknown county........
Abroad, without known county........
County not stated........

Table 12 
Victims (persons) of property theft, by number of property thefts, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent

Victims (persons) of property theft, by number of property thefts, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent
Total1 offence2 offences3 offences4 or more offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total76 53372 4793 67632256
Sex
Males44 64242 1622 26219127
Females31 89130 3171 41413129
Age
0-9 years3636000
10-19 years4 7404 572152133
20-29 years19 33018 1951 0289710
30-39 years15 13014 2438106611
40-49 years16 42015 4768646416
50-59 years11 08710 5354885113
60-69 years6 0085 780201261
70-79 years2 7092 6119341
80 years or older1 0721 0304011
Unknown age11000
Per cent
Total100.094.74.80.40.1
Sex
Males100.094.45.10.40.1
Females100.095.14.40.40.1
Age
0-9 years100.0100.00.00.00.0
10-19 years100.096.53.20.30.1
20-29 years100.094.15.30.50.1
30-39 years100.094.15.40.40.1
40-49 years100.094.35.30.40.1
50-59 years100.095.04.40.50.1
60-69 years100.096.23.30.40.0
70-79 years100.096.43.40.10.0
80 years or older100.096.13.70.10.1
Unknown age100.0100.00.00.00.0

Table 13 
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by sex and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by sex and one-year age group. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatmentVictims (persons) of violence and maltreatment per 1 000 population
Both sexesMalesFemalesBoth sexesMalesFemales
2016
Total30 69916 56214 1375.96.35.5
0 years3591981616.06.55.6
1 year15073772.52.42.6
2 years18097833.03.12.8
3 years3231771465.25.54.8
4 years3281771515.25.54.9
5 years3471861615.45.65.1
6 years3912201716.06.55.3
7 years3612201415.66.64.5
8 years3371781595.35.55.2
9 years3461951515.56.04.9
10 years2751511244.54.84.1
11 years3231771465.25.64.8
12 years2981731254.85.54.1
13 years4002051956.66.76.6
14 years4462442027.27.86.7
15 years5252972288.29.07.3
16 years5843312539.09.98.1
17 years5883372519.110.28.0
18 years77544333211.713.010.4
19 years80643836812.012.611.3
20 years84551732812.614.910.2
21 years85247737512.713.811.5
22 years79446732711.713.49.9
23 years77445132311.112.59.6
24 years80243936311.212.010.4
25 years76841735110.511.29.7
26 years82144237911.211.810.5
27 years7193973229.810.78.9
28 years72839433410.210.99.5
29 years6563503069.29.58.8
30 years6783513279.69.79.5
31 years6283083209.08.69.3
32 years5693052648.18.47.9
33 years5732992748.18.28.0
34 years5792882918.48.18.7
35 years5732912828.28.08.4
36 years4952452507.26.87.5
37 years5262682587.77.57.8
38 years4832432407.27.07.4
39 years4732352386.96.67.2
40 years4802072736.85.78.0
41 years5102432676.96.47.5
42 years4892592306.66.86.5
43 years5232662576.96.87.0
44 years5022482546.66.36.8
45 years4842622226.46.86.1
46 years4512322195.95.95.9
47 years4682212476.15.66.7
48 years4552142416.15.66.7
49 years4222381845.76.25.2
50 years3471921554.85.14.4
51 years3472021454.95.54.2
52 years3331761574.95.04.7
53 years3061711354.65.04.2
54 years2691391304.14.24.1
55 years227139883.54.22.8
56 years234140943.64.23.0
57 years2421361063.84.23.4
58 years2211181033.63.73.4
59 years187108793.03.42.5
60 years18199823.03.22.7
61 years16591742.83.02.5
62 years15091592.63.12.0
63 years12880482.22.81.7
64 years10659471.92.11.7
65 years11568472.12.41.7
66 years7641351.41.51.3
67 years8651351.61.81.3
68 years7440341.31.41.2
69 years8249331.41.71.1
70 years6239231.21.60.9
71 years6334291.31.41.2
72 years4230121.01.50.6
73 years4323201.11.31.0
74 years3718191.11.21.1
75 years2913160.90.80.9
76 years3818201.21.31.2
77 years2813151.01.00.9
78 years13490.50.30.6
79 years201190.81.00.7
80 years or older13350830.60.60.6
Unknown age532825......

Table 14 
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by sex, age and place of residence (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalMalesFemales0-9 years10-19 years20-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-59 years60-69 years70-79 years80 years or olderUnknown age
2016
Absolute figures
Total30 69916 56214 1373 1225 0207 7595 5774 7842 7131 16337513353
The whole country30 27516 30213 9733 0924 9657 5915 4894 7252 6981 15637313353
Østfold1 923955968191308466350349141753274
Akershus2 9141 5891 32534148565550047728411935117
Oslo5 0272 8112 2164337311 3131 09378441817651226
Hedmark932469463102164198151150113351621
Oppland8504474038716617115213185441022
Buskerud1 362756606144220325260224127391652
Vestfold1 6619027591892623992922571527321124
Telemark1 15960755266203284186201135551577
Aust-Agder7433853587013118212811866311421
Vest-Agder1 298718580117221351223199101661262
Rogaland2 5601 4191 141255404694501386195843182
Hordaland2 8261 5321 29419441780353045925911238131
Sogn og Fjordane427234193407111266634324620
Møre og Romsdal1 231642589145213313211173915220103
Sør-Trøndelag1 491742749188257372255222143331074
Nord-Trøndelag61331529810212615688754114821
Nordland1 564814750225307346241214149581473
Troms - Romsa1 027584443136173253151146100441743
Finnmark - Finnmárku66437828667106196110975522740
Svalbard3300021000000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county42025816229551668859147200
County not stated4221020010000
Per 1 000 population
Total5.96.35.55.07.911.08.06.44.12.01.10.6..
The whole country5.86.25.44.97.810.87.96.34.12.01.00.6..
Østfold6.66.66.75.88.513.710.28.13.62.11.40.5..
Akershus4.95.34.54.46.29.86.65.03.62.00.90.5..
Oslo7.68.66.75.412.011.18.88.55.83.21.61.0..
Hedmark4.84.84.75.17.08.77.25.54.21.30.90.2..
Oppland4.54.74.34.57.37.67.54.83.31.80.60.2..
Buskerud4.95.44.44.46.59.87.35.43.51.20.80.4..
Vestfold6.87.46.26.88.613.89.97.24.62.51.11.1..
Telemark6.77.06.43.69.613.49.78.15.82.51.10.8..
Aust-Agder6.46.66.24.98.812.89.07.24.42.21.70.4..
Vest-Agder7.17.86.45.09.214.09.67.94.43.41.00.8..
Rogaland5.45.94.93.96.610.67.35.83.51.91.20.5..
Hordaland5.55.95.13.06.610.67.46.44.22.11.20.6..
Sogn og Fjordane3.94.23.63.14.88.35.54.43.01.80.70.3..
Møre og Romsdal4.64.74.54.76.39.46.54.82.71.61.00.7..
Sør-Trøndelag4.84.74.85.07.07.56.15.13.81.00.50.6..
Nord-Trøndelag4.54.64.46.37.09.36.04.12.30.80.70.3..
Nordland6.56.66.38.510.211.39.06.54.51.90.70.6..
Troms - Romsa6.27.05.57.38.710.87.46.34.82.31.40.6..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.89.77.88.011.018.612.68.65.52.41.31.4..
Svalbard..........................
Norway, unknown county..........................
Abroad, without known county..........................
County not stated..........................

Table 15 
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by place of residence (county) and victimisation in own place of residence (municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population

Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by place of residence (county) and victimisation in own place of residence (municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
TotalIn own place of residence (municipality)Outside own place of residence (municipality)Unknown place of residence (municipality)
2016
Absolute figures
Total30 69922 9457 330424
The whole country30 27522 9457 3300
Østfold1 9231 4095140
Akershus2 9141 7001 2140
Oslo5 0274 4535740
Hedmark9326452870
Oppland8505672830
Buskerud1 3628804820
Vestfold1 6611 2034580
Telemark1 1598692900
Aust-Agder7435402030
Vest-Agder1 2989833150
Rogaland2 5601 8457150
Hordaland2 8262 2545720
Sogn og Fjordane4273051220
Møre og Romsdal1 2319352960
Sør-Trøndelag1 4911 1883030
Nord-Trøndelag6134681450
Nordland1 5641 3232410
Troms - Romsa1 0278361910
Finnmark - Finnmárku6645391250
Svalbard3300
Norway, unknown county0000
Abroad, without known county42000420
County not stated4004
Per 1 000 population
Total5.94.41.4..
The whole country5.84.41.4..
Østfold6.64.91.8..
Akershus4.92.92.0..
Oslo7.66.80.9..
Hedmark4.83.31.5..
Oppland4.53.01.5..
Buskerud4.93.21.7..
Vestfold6.84.91.9..
Telemark6.75.01.7..
Aust-Agder6.44.71.8..
Vest-Agder7.15.41.7..
Rogaland5.43.91.5..
Hordaland5.54.41.1..
Sogn og Fjordane3.92.81.1..
Møre og Romsdal4.63.51.1..
Sør-Trøndelag4.83.81.0..
Nord-Trøndelag4.53.41.1..
Nordland6.55.51.0..
Troms - Romsa6.25.11.2..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.87.11.6..
Svalbard........
Norway, unknown county........
Abroad, without known county........
County not stated........

Table 16 
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by number of offences of violence and maltreatment, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent

Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment, by number of offences of violence and maltreatment, sex and age. Absolute figures and per cent
Total1 offence2 offences3 offences4 or more offences
2016
Absolute figures
Total30 69927 9322 309318140
Sex
Males16 56215 1991 14915955
Females14 13712 7331 16015985
Age
0-9 years3 1222 866233185
10-19 years5 0204 6093484617
20-29 years7 7597 01159010553
30-39 years5 5775 0534405826
40-49 years4 7844 3103895827
50-59 years2 7132 4851962210
60-69 years1 1631 0738082
70-79 years3753452820
80 years or older133128410
Unknown age5352100
Per cent
Total100.091.07.51.00.5
Sex
Males100.091.86.91.00.3
Females100.090.18.21.10.6
Age
0-9 years100.091.87.50.60.2
10-19 years100.091.86.90.90.3
20-29 years100.090.47.61.40.7
30-39 years100.090.67.91.00.5
40-49 years100.090.18.11.20.6
50-59 years100.091.67.20.80.4
60-69 years100.092.36.90.70.2
70-79 years100.092.07.50.50.0
80 years or older100.096.23.00.80.0
Unknown age100.098.11.90.00.0

About the statistics

The statistics include all offences registered by the police and prosecution authority during the statistical year. Breakdowns by type of victim and by the victims’ (persons) sex, age, place of residence (county, size of municipality and centrality), type of offence and the number offences.

 

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 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 of 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 Population under 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 victims of offences reported to the police (see Coherence with other statistics under Production).

Offences in crime statistics are defined as acts that are described by law, at any given time, as punishable. BL/STRASAK/PAL contain more than 1 200 different codes for the classification of offences. Statistics on offences that are published by Statistics Norway are grouped based on two standards: Group of offence and Type of offence (see also Standard classifications).

Group of offence is a standard division of all offences. From 2015 and onwards, the groups of offences are divided into 9 main groups, when applied at its most detailed level. Group of offence is an official standard that is used and administered by several departments in the justice sector.

Type of offence is mainly in accordance with the chapters and paragraphs of the Penal Code. In Statistics Norway’s crime statistics, type of offence is the most detailed classification of offence, and the most detailed or the less detailed version of the standard is used depending on the scope of the statistical unit. From 2015 and onwards, type of offence does not operate with a main division between crimes and misdemeanours. Type of offence classifies all offences according to a standard drawn up by Statistics Norway, and is not used for statistical purposes by other parties to any great extent or in a similarly structured way – even though in some cases there is agreement between Statistics Norway and, for example, the police’s definitions of some types of offences.

Offence category is a division of all offences in crimes and misdemeanours until 2014. The division between crimes and misdemeanours is discontinued in the Penal Code of 2005, thus only available in the statistics until 2014. This is not to be regarded as a separate standard since these are groups that are included in the statistics and the standards for type of offence (see above). This two-tier classification of all punishable acts is stipulated in the former Norwegian penal legislation, and this legal distinction was mainly used for statistical purposes and by parties other than Statistics Norway.

A crime was normally a punishable act of a more serious nature than a misdemeanour. Crimes and misdemeanours under the Penal Code of 1902 are referred to in the second and third part of the act respectively. According to the Penal Code of 1902 § 2, punishable acts described in other laws were crimes if they carried a sentence of more than three months' imprisonment, unless otherwise decided. Other punishable acts were misdemeanours. Some categories of offences (e.g. criminal damage and some special laws) could, by law, be both a crime and a misdemeanour. If the offence category was not given based on the offence code applied, the police’s registration of offence category was used in the statistics

Type of victim: All offences reported to the police are classified in the statistics according to the Type of victim registered in the case. All persons or other legal entities that are subjected to and registered as the victim of one or more offences are regarded as victims. An offence can either have a person, another legal entity (normally an enterprise) or have no victim - either because no party has been directly aggrieved (e.g. in some traffic or narcotic offences), or the victim registration is insufficient. In some cases, several victims are registered in the same case , which means that more than one was the victim of the same offence (despite registration principles of offences dictating that each victim should be registered as subjected to one separate offence). In such cases, all victims are kept and included in the tables on victims. If both persons and enterprises are victims in the same case and of the same offence, the person is chosen in preference to the enterprise in the classification of the type of victim.

A person (victim) is identified based on different information about him/her – e.g. date of birth, personal ID number, sex and name (as opposed to other legal entities, which are identified by organisation number and name). Where there is insufficient information on a person or enterprise/organisation, the victim is categorised as a person if a minimum of personal information is registered.

In some cases, a person is subjected to more than one offence (see tables in publication), and thereby registered as a victim more than once in the same statistical year. Tables on victims (persons) show the number of different persons that have been registered as a victim within the statistical year. In other words, one person counts only once as a victim during a statistical year. This also applies to persons without a personal ID number, provided they can be identified as the same person by means of date of birth, name, sex, place of residence and/or citizenship.

In tables on victims (persons), persons registered as a victim of more than one offence during the statistical year will be grouped by principal offence - which is the offence that according to the law can have the most severe penalty.

The tables on victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment include everyone who is registered with at least one offence in this group of offence. In other words, tables show all persons who have been subjected to at least one case of violence or mistreatment, and how many of this type of attack they are registered with during the year. These tables do not therefore indicate whether victims have also been exposed to other types of offences and/or if they have a principal offence in another group of offence. This also applies to tables on all victims (persons) of property theft.

Age is calculated based on date of birth and the date the offence was committed (the former is used first, and the latter is used if the former is not available). If information about the date the offence was committed is missing, the age is calculated by the date the offence was registered as reported to the police. Several legal provisions on the sexual abuse of children, unlike most other penal provisions in Norway, are specified with the age of the victim. In these cases, Statistics Norway has specified the age as unknown when register information requires a higher age than in the legal provision. With the exception of cases where dates are logically wrong (e.g. where the date of birth is after the date the offence was committed, or the age is too high), data from the register is used to calculate the age without further controls or revisions.

Place of residence (county, size of municipality and centrality) is defined based on the victim’s place of residence in the Central Population Register at the beginning of the year. If the person can only be identified in the register at the end of the year, this is the information that is used. For all persons who cannot be identified in the Central Population Register (by means of date of birth, personal ID number or name), information about citizenship, municipality of residence and postal country registered by the police is used.

Scene of crime (county) 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).

Exposure in municipality of residence entails a place of residence and scene of crime being registered with a valid municipality value, and the municipality of residence and the municipality of crime being identical. Where the municipality of residence is given, and the scene of crime is not registered as being in the same municipality, this will be classified in the statistics as exposure outside the municipality of residence . For places of residence abroad, unspecified or other invalid municipality of residence, no value is added for exposure in or outside the municipality of residence (remains unspecified). The statistics on exposure in or outside a municipality of residence may (partly due to the addition of place of residence, see above) be affected by relocation activity during the period between the point in time for the registered place of residence (normally the turn of the year) and the point in time that the offence is registered as being committed. Systematic differences between registered place of residence and actual address of residence can also arise.

Standard classifications

The following Statistics Norway standards are used:

Offence category (crimes and misdemeanours, an expired classification. See the standard Types of offences 2006 in Statistical Classifications and Code Lists.

Group of offence (cf. Standard for types of offences 2015, with underlying codes and associated appellation).

Type of offence (cf. Standard for types of offences 2015, with underlying codes and associated appellation).

Gender

Age (ten-year and one-year)

Police district (12police districts, as the owner district, the Governor of Svalbard and special bodies are also included.)

County (place of residence)

Size of municipality (place of residence) is a classification of the municipalities by population, 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 (place of residence) 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 centers - 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 (for Oslo 45 minutes) have a higher level of centrality (32) than those with 36-75 minutes (for Oslo 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: Victims of offences reported to the police
Topic: Social conditions, welfare and crime

Responsible division

Division for Social Welfare Statistics

Regional level

National level and county level.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual statistics. Normally published in the second quarter after the statistics year.

International reporting

Not relevant. Few countries have statistics on victims based on offences reported to the police. Therefore, there is little demand for these statistics from the international agencies that Statistics Norway normally reports crime statistics to.

 

Microdata

Collected and revised data are stored in accordance with Statistics Norway’s standard for file storing (see Datadok): Raw data files and catalogues are kept as they were received from the Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT). Files where the processing is complete, where they are ready and can be used for statistics production, are stored as both flat text files and SAS files, and documented in accordance with Statistics Norway’s prevailing requirements. All SAS files used in the processing and table production of the individual year are stored, and can thus be documented and reproduced.

Background

Background and purpose

Statistics Norway has in the past, in connection with an analysis project, published statistics on offences reported to the police (1995-1998) with information on victims ( Gundersen 2000 , in Norwegian only). However, these two sets of statistics are not directly comparable due to considerable differences in the data basis, processing and definitions of statistical units. The statistics on victims 2004 are therefore regarded as new statistics from Statistics Norway. Statistics on victims of offences reported to the police have been developed and produced under commission by the Ministry of Justice and the Police. The production of statistics based on data for previous statistical years was considered, but has not been carried out for reasons of quality. As from 2009, new variables and regional statistics have been added to the statistics (see Definitions and Comparability over time and space under Background).

The purpose of this project is to map who is exposed to offences and who reports offences to the police, by different demographic background variables and type of offence. By mapping victims and reporters of offences, we wish to form a better basis for describing crime, and simultaneously obtain a wider understanding of the judicial system. Offences that include violations of persons are of special interest and have the best quality of data, and the statistics therefore place a particular focus on these victims and the types of offences they are subjected to.

The statistics are now released with breakdowns of different types of offences which in principle are grouped in the same way as in the penal legislation, and are considered as a Standard of types of offences. Mainly, the standard corresponds to the divisions and terms in the current penal legislation, and classifies all offences included in the penal legislation and the special legislation (see Standard for types of offences in KLASS). From the year 2015 and onwards, the statistics is released with a new version of Standard for types of offences: Types of offences 2015, which is made as a consequence of the Penal Code of 2005 and the corresponding new codes for registering offences in all of the registers relevant to Statistics Norway’s crime statistics. The new standard replaces Standard for types of offences 2006. New breakdowns of offences are for certain tables in the StatBank made available with numbers dating back to 2003.

The principle division between crimes and misdemeanours has been discontinued in new Penal Code of 2005. Thus, from 2015 and onwards, this division is discontinued also in the statistics on offences reported to the police.

Users and applications

Important users are different departments within the judicial system and others working in relation to victims, several government ministries, academic environments such as criminology, the research and education sector, parliament (Storting) and the media. The statistics also serve as a basis for information to anyone else interested in the state and development within the field of crime.

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

Victims of offences reported to the police are statistics under the subject Crime and the justice . Other annual statistics are Offences reported to the police , Offences investigated , Sanctions and Imprisonments . When using more than one set of crime statistics, it is important to be aware that the various parts do not necessarily refer to the same population of offences or persons. The investigation of an offence may be completed or a sanction given in another year than it was reported to the police. For an overall presentation of the crime statistics, see the publication Kriminalitet og rettsvesen 2009 (in Norwegian only).

Statistics on victims of offences reported to the police are an important supplement to the periodical mapping of exposure to and fear of crime in Survey of level of living, victimization and fear of crime and other surveys of victims (for example Ellingsen 2010, in Norwegian only).

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, victims of 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.

Other related statistics from Statistics Norway are statistics on Causes of death (taken over by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health from the statistical year 2013) and statistics on Road traffic accidents involving personal injury . Murder statistics from KRIPOS (in Norwegian only) also include statistics on victims, but are arranged in a system based on a different definition of the sample (including year of crime and not registration). In some connections, users will be recommended to use the murder statistics from Kripos rather than the data on murder that now appears in Statistics Norway’s more general statistics on victims. For the statistical year 2006 and beyond, Statistics Norway has carried out a review and audit of all murder cases in relation to both the processing of reported offences and victims of offences reported to the police. Subsequent to these audits, the number of murders and victims, including demographic data, is approximately the same in the statistics from Kripos and Statistics Norway.

Legal authority

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

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover everyone with the role of "victim" in all reported offences registered in the course of the statistical year. Each registered offence normally constitutes one unit in the material. Where the report includes more than one offence, all matters that can constitute a separate point in the charge/indictment are registered. The number and type of reported offences in the statistics on victims should be identical to the number and type in the statistics on Offences reported to the police in the same year. Where an offence entails several different victims, all of them are retained for statistical purposes.

The statistics provide information on the type, number and scene of crime of the offences, as well as information on the type of victim and the victim’s sex, age and place of residence (see description of main concepts and variables under Definitions). The statistics do not include violations of the Road Traffic Act and the Customs Act where the sanction is an on the spot fine (see statistics on Sanctions ).

Data sources and sampling

The extraction is taken from the police analysis and leadership system (PAL), which covers all registered offences in the police districts in Norway, special agencies and higher prosecution authorities. The Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT) is responsible for the output of the data. The data basis is the same as for statistics on offences reported to the police. In addition, data from the Central Population Register is used in the processing of the statistics (see Population statistics ). 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 victims of offences reported to the police (see Coherence with other statistics under Production).

See Population, Collection of data revision and estimations, Confidentiality, Comparability over time and space, and About the statistics for Offences reported to the police .

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The statistics are based on information from the central police registration system (BL/STRASAK/PAL), which contains all registered reports. Registration is initially made in a local database system (BL), after which the information is transferred to the central databases STRASAK/PAL. STRASAK/PAL is centrally updated the day after local registration in BL. Completing information on single cases in BL/STRASAK/PAL is carried out in the police and prosecution authorities’ own administrative registration system. Collecting data from STRASAK/PAL is carried out by the Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT). The extraction from PAL is normally made about two weeks after the end of the statistical year.

 

The police registration systems include some validity controls of data. In addition, Statistics Norway performs its own controls and revisions of the material. For example: if there is insufficient information on which municipality the crime is committed in, other information from the register about the scene of crime is used. Duplicated (double entries) offences and victims are deleted, illogical valid values (for example dates) are revised or deleted. Data on individual cases, with a view to rectifying relatively extensive or major errors and omissions in the data basis, are in some cases retrieved from the Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT), the police district or the National Bureau of Crime Investigation (Kripos). Since 2006, all murder cases have been controlled and revised (case by case) against information from Kripos and register data from the PIT. All identifiable persons (based on date of birth, personal ID number and/or name) are supplemented with information from Statistics Norway’s population files.

The police's validity controls and processing routines at Statistics Norway are further developed as required, and are aimed at continually improving the data material and the statistics to be published.

In the statistics, four units are included based on the data from the police registers (for a full description of concepts, variables and classifications, see Definitions):

  • The number of offences reported to the police including characteristics given, such as type of victim and group of offence (see statistics on Offences reported  to the police ).
  • The number of unique victims (persons) registered as a victim of one or more offences during the year, and the number of these persons with different characteristics, such as age, place of residence and number of offences they have been subjected to. For victims subjected to more than one offence during the year, the principal offence is attributed based on an approximate indicator on the basis of the minimum and maximum sentences, as well as other criminal procedure characteristics of the offence.
  • The number of unique victims of violence and maltreatment, and the number of these victims with different characteristics, such as age. For victims subjected to more than one incicent of violence and maltreatment during the year, the principal offence is used (as for victim above).
  • The number of unique victims of property theft, and the number of these persons with different characteristics, such as age. For victims subjected to more than one property theft during the year, the principal offence is used (as for victim above).

In addition, calculations of percentages and rates per 1 000 inhabitants are made (also for different ages, genders and regions). All rates per 1 000 inhabitants are calculated with figures for the population as of 1 January in the statistics year (see the population statistics . As a general rule, age is calculated based on date of birth and the date the offence was committed (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions).

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

The statistics contain personal data and information on punishable offences that is considered to be highly sensitive - and are managed by Statistics Norway accordingly. In the data basis used for statistical purposes, all information collected solely for processing purposes is deleted (e.g. name).

The data basis is adapted for one specific statistical purpose, and individual inquiries about use of data for other purposes are considered in relation to this. Data basis or crime statistics that are not published by Statistics Norway may be supplied. This type of assignment, however, has a limited scope, and confidentiality and data quality requirements must be met.

The statistics are only published at a higher regional level (most often the whole country), and when classified at lower levels (county) the offences are only published in larger categories – e.g. by offence (group of offence) or age (ten-year). It is not therefore necessary to mark cells with few units on account of anonymity (as for other crime statistics published using the same principles). When releasing statistics with few units, the protection of privacy is, however, considered on a case by case basis.

Comparability over time and space

The share of offences with information about victims varies somewhat in the different police districts and counties. This can be connected to varying registration practices in the different police districts, and will have a bearing on the comparability between counties with regard to place of residence or scene of crime.

The statistics on victims of offences reported to the police in 2004 is first volume. Statistics Norway intend, however, to publish annual statistics on victims of offences that in the future will be comparable over time and place. Some minor changes have taken place since 2004:

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 Victims of offences reported to the police, 2006 for the new provisions on ill treatment in family relations.

Since the statistics year 2006, all murder cases have been controlled and examined (case by case) against information from Kripos and register data from the Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT). The murder figures are therefore somewhat lower than previous years, and the information on the murder victims more correct (see Coherence with other statistics under Background).

As from the statistics year 2009, the statistics contain the victims’ place of residence distributed by size of municipality and centrality, as well as exposure in or outside the municipality of residence (see Definitions of the main concepts and variables under Definitions).

Many regional standards are very stable over time, but reclassifications of these are also made – which in some cases is the determining factor for the content of the statistics. These can be either directly visible changes, which will appear in the statistics with a marked time break, or changes in the annual versions of standards that are not immediately apparent from the content of the individual tables. Changes in regional standards that are not directly visible are made when, for instance, a municipality changes county, when two municipalities merge or when the population in a municipality changes to such an extent that a different classification or size of municipality is required (see Definitions).

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.

For a detailed presentation of the new penal code, see the article “The new crime statistics” (in Norwegian only).

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Statistics Norway can, to a certain extent, quality assure the data basis, but must - to a greater degree than in the statistics on perpetrators - use the information as it is in the police register at the time of extraction. Statistics Norway has a reasonably clear impression that the police registration of victims does not follow such strict requirements for precise and correct identification of role, or filling in of information on the victim compared to the registration of perpetrators. This means there is greater uncertainty in relation to the level of accuracy of the statistics on victims, both with regard to the scope of victims and whether the right person is identified as the victim in the case. However, the personal information on persons designated as victims in 2004-2010 had a very high level of completion - and by using several variables and sources there are very few victims who have an unknown value for the most central demographic variables (sex, age and place of residence) in the statistics.

The controls, revisions and deletions made by Statistics Norway are largely based on general principles - without making individual assessments in each individual case. In some special cases, the general principles will not be applicable and may create new errors that are not in the basis. This may, for example, occur in connection with the deletion of duplicates. However, with the help of thorough tests of this kind of procedure, Statistics Norway believes it has limited this kind of error to an absolute minimum.

Insufficient or incorrect information is not corrected through error reports to the Norwegian Police ICT Services (PIT)or the police districts, but revisions are made through dialogues with PDMT due to some system errors in the register. In special cases, a revision is carried out where relatively extensive or major errors or omissions have been found in the basis, and this particularly applies to murder cases (see Collection of data revision and estimations under Production, and Coherence with other statistics under Background).

Statistics Norway has few possibilities for controlling non-response errors of units in the event of insufficient registration of known and unknown offences and victims. There are, for instance, relatively large differences between the police districts’ shares of offences that have no information on victims. Although there are other conditions that are the main reason for these discrepancies between the districts, we cannot rule out some of the differences being due to varying registration practices. A varying practice in the registration of victims will thus result in a varying non-response of known victims in different parts of the country. Partial non-response (when some variables are missing on some units) occurs, but with the aid of internal controls in BL/STRASAK these are limited to less important variables.

The validity controls in the registration systems are varied, and have been developed over time. The controls will, to varying degrees, have a bearing on the degree of completion and the quality of the registers – which in turn may affect the content of the different years in the statistics. Statistics Norway firmly believes that the gradually introduced validity controls (primarily in BL) have improved the degree of completion and the quality, but that some new requirements and controls may also have contributed to new types of non-response and an impairment in the quality of some data in the data basis. Since the statistics on victims of offences reported to the police were first compiled for 2004, they are not affected by the historical changes prior to this. However, since the statistics apply the register information in a new way, and that there is no tradition of this type of application in Norway, it must be expected that new validity controls and guidelines that can affect the content of the statistics will be introduced in the future.

See About the statistics for Offences reported to the police .

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. 14 January) will not be included in the data basis. Offences, and the victims of these offences, which at a later point in time are re-registered as an offence with a registration date within the statistical year will not, therefore, be included in the data basis for the statistics on Victims of offences reported to the police (or Offences reported to the police). However, when settled by the police and prosecution authority, these kinds of re-registered offences will be included in the data basis for the statistics on Offences investigated.

During 2012 and 2013, there were far fewer late registrations of offences reported to the police and victims of offences reported to the police than in previous years. The annual average in these years was about 1 200 offences, making up just 0.3 per cent of all offences in the published statistics. Derived from the average in the time period 2008-2011, about 1-2 per cent of all offences were subject to late registration annually, and thus not included in the published statistics.

Statistics Norway does not have data to precisely quantify the impact of these registrations on how many victims (persons) in the reported offences have not been included in the statistics. As stated in About the statistics on offences reported to the police, we know that there is a relatively high proportion of narcotic offences that have not been included in the statistics of reported offences in the years before 2011. This does not affect the statistics on victims, in particular, because these offences rarely have registered victims. We also know that property theft, which constitute a very high proportion of all offences with victims, and where three out of four of the reported offences are registered with persons as victims, have seldom been re-registered. Changes in the scope of late registrations for other groups of offences, such as offences of violence and sexual offences, could have a somewhat greater impact – especially when the figures from 2011 and previous years are compared with the statistics for recent years.

Although the scope of the victims, i.e. everyone with the role of «victim» in all reported offences, should be somewhat greater, especially in the years before 2011, this indicates that the late registrations have a smaller impact on the statistics on victims of offences reported to the police than on the statistics containing only the reported offences.

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, but also that dark/missing figures can vary considerably for the different types of offences (see Survey of living conditions ). What crime is registered over time is also affected by changes in legislation and regulations. These phenomenon are, however, not exactly “errors” in the statistics, but elements that affect them. For more details of what can affect the crime statistics and their interpretation, see Kriminalitet og rettsvesen 2009 , kapittel 3 (in Norwegian only).

Revision

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