Statistics Norway can first define a charge and a charged person when the police and prosecution authority have registered a decision with legal efficacy against a perpetrator. A person can be given the legal status “charged” at various times during the investigation. Persons who have been charged during the investigation, but not at the completion of it, are not included in the statistics. Statistics Norway’s use of the terms is not synonymous with corresponding terms in Section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Act.