Maltreatment in close relations

The ‘Offences of violence’ group includes maltreatment both with and without physical violence. Until 1 October 2015, the statistics and the penal code used the definition ‘maltreatment within family relations’, which in the penal code of 2005 is broadened to also include ‘maltreatment in close relations’. See Section 282 of the Penal Code of 2005 and Standard for types of offences 2015.