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143 156

victims (persons) of offences reported to the police in 2018

Offences reported to the police, total and with victims (persons), and victims (persons) of offences, property theft and violence and maltreatment. Absolute figures
2018
Offences reported to the police, total317 927
Offences reported to the police, with victims (persons)155 114
Victims (persons) of offences reported to the police, total143 156
Victims (persons) of property theft66 593
Victims (persons) of violence and maltreatment32 840

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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
2018
All groups of offences317 927155 11441 244121 569
¬ Property theft92 86669 23121 4312 204
¬ Other offences for profit30 54019 8516 0094 680
¬ Criminal damage17 2709 6785 7821 810
¬ Violence and maltreatment37 46131 9121 1524 397
¬ Sexual offences8 3866 784191 583
¬ Drug and alcohol offences45 6994021 02344 274
¬ Public order and integrity violations36 3079 6812 58124 045
¬ Traffic offences44 9536 0242 53436 395
¬ Other offences4 4451 5517132 181

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
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 156128 15011 7892 1601 057
Sex
Males80 90772 5776 7421 124464
Females62 24955 5735 0471 036593
Age
0-9 years4 5954 1673575615
10-19 years15 41213 4481 585263116
20-29 years31 88828 3012 801525261
30-39 years27 17724 0842 413462218
40-49 years26 56023 7612 153422224
50-59 years19 47417 6931 404251126
60-69 years10 97110 16065110357
70-79 years5 2654 8623165433
80 years or older1 6651 55591145
Unknown age14911918102
Per cent
Total100.089.58.21.50.7
Sex
Males100.089.78.31.40.6
Females100.089.38.11.71.0
Age
0-9 years100.090.77.81.20.3
10-19 years100.087.310.31.70.8
20-29 years100.088.88.81.60.8
30-39 years100.088.68.91.70.8
40-49 years100.089.58.11.60.8
50-59 years100.090.97.21.30.6
60-69 years100.092.65.90.90.5
70-79 years100.092.36.01.00.6
80 years or older100.093.45.50.80.3
Unknown age100.079.912.16.71.3

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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 15664 96918 0158 54430 6925 9556 8496 3081 824
Sex
Males80 90738 54510 1715 55816 6261 2353 7023 8461 224
Females62 24926 4247 8442 98614 0664 7203 1472 462600
Age
0-9 years4 59552843 2549896018345
10-19 years15 4124 1521 0622465 4133 169601652117
20-29 years31 88815 8473 6601 4357 1471 0131 3891 076321
30-39 years27 17713 2723 5351 6845 5213341 4001 115316
40-49 years26 56013 6183 5671 8694 3881941 3641 173387
50-59 years19 4749 6802 7591 6452 943831 0031 028333
60-69 years10 9715 1412 0171 0531 28734615619205
70-79 years5 2652 3811 0964885641231632781
80 years or older1 6658233091201431710013419
Unknown age14932032110110
Per 1 000 population
Total27.012.33.41.65.81.11.31.20.3
Sex
Males30.314.43.82.16.20.51.41.40.5
Females23.710.13.01.15.41.81.20.90.2
Age
0-9 years7.40.10.00.05.21.60.10.30.1
10-19 years24.26.51.70.48.55.00.91.00.2
20-29 years44.722.25.12.010.01.41.91.50.4
30-39 years38.418.75.02.47.80.52.01.60.4
40-49 years36.118.54.92.56.00.31.91.60.5
50-59 years28.614.24.12.44.30.11.51.50.5
60-69 years19.29.03.51.82.20.11.11.10.4
70-79 years13.15.92.71.21.40.00.80.80.2
80 years or older7.53.71.40.50.60.10.40.60.1
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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 15664 96918 0158 54430 6925 9556 8496 3081 824
0 years385021333352120
1 year209001162224191
2 years296110220545123
3 years425300301104485
4 years5313003731335143
5 years5271003751243195
6 years5592003901376177
7 years5685103911255329
8 years534121036312310214
9 years561253234613216298
10 years549321031714515345
11 years637362134219327315
12 years734593531329227296
13 years1 14312310346946229407
14 years1 507192224576600495212
15 years1 55930067958748463409
16 years1 68551111913605278479517
17 years1 92661517523625278929919
18 years2 8441 1043249080125712612418
19 years2 8281 1803399877818012610819
20 years3 0141 3763558875316413810733
21 years3 2151 5163781168171421319025
22 years3 1761 5823481427341281309121
23 years3 2201 6123731247351101339835
24 years3 0921 5663401286968114310731
25 years3 2251 60037014670410514811141
26 years3 3121 6603881707129313212037
27 years3 2481 6833831726656713510835
28 years3 2721 6763531866756916112725
29 years3 1141 5763721636565413811738
30 years3 0741 5383861696415114311432
31 years2 8211 4033631795683311912234
32 years2 8201 3993521585704214312531
33 years2 7911 3453521506052715511542
34 years2 6111 2613521755223813110923
35 years2 6701 2753181825623614411934
36 years2 6731 309381178510251439928
37 years2 6511 2643601655523015010030
38 years2 5051 2253291704822212911533
39 years2 5611 253342158509301439729
40 years2 5521 2753441704771813410430
41 years2 5851 3223501654392513510247
42 years2 5061 2553421684403313110037
43 years2 7201 415370171444141719639
44 years2 6861 4113391744652112112035
45 years2 7811 4303732004781713211239
46 years2 7411 4183562114321612314342
47 years2 6881 4123561834111613413838
48 years2 6541 3323832094062414112435
49 years2 6471 3483542183961014213445
50 years2 4661 2773431733651013113334
51 years2 4461 2693232023671812010641
52 years2 2711 148284191376810212636
53 years2 1431 066308188325410312029
54 years1 915950246161305711710326
55 years1 75682826615727891007642
56 years1 7258822371482439829034
57 years1 7058112651622434859639
58 years1 5727212701462348778729
59 years1 4757282171172076869123
60 years1 3756562291401654708031
61 years1 2926222191261694636722
62 years1 2736002331241316787823
63 years1 203571210981564756524
64 years1 0594971931001296586016
65 years1 0614892031081062576729
66 years976450181911272575612
67 years921428180921033505312
68 years950441179821151605220
69 years86138719092862474116
70 years7963491748093139528
71 years7753541468295344438
72 years72731217158821474313
73 years6242731346560244379
74 years56026710450581353510
75 years456216874257028224
76 years370177723241019218
77 years355161793330220246
78 years3311557227221192411
79 years271117571926121264
80 years or older1 6658233091201431710013419
Unknown age14932032110110
Per 1 000 population
Total27.012.33.41.65.81.11.31.20.3
0 years6.80.00.00.05.80.60.00.20.0
1 year3.50.00.00.02.70.40.10.30.0
2 years4.90.00.00.03.60.90.10.20.0
3 years7.00.00.00.04.91.70.10.10.1
4 years8.70.00.00.06.12.20.10.20.0
5 years8.40.00.00.06.02.00.00.30.1
6 years8.80.00.00.06.12.20.10.30.1
7 years8.70.10.00.06.01.90.10.50.1
8 years8.00.20.00.05.51.90.20.30.1
9 years8.60.40.00.05.32.00.20.40.1
10 years8.60.50.00.05.02.30.20.50.1
11 years9.90.60.00.05.33.00.40.50.1
12 years11.70.90.00.15.04.70.40.50.1
13 years18.22.00.20.07.57.30.50.60.1
14 years24.23.10.40.19.29.60.80.80.2
15 years25.44.91.10.19.67.91.00.70.1
16 years26.88.11.90.29.64.40.71.50.3
17 years29.29.32.70.39.54.21.41.50.3
18 years42.816.64.91.412.13.91.91.90.3
19 years43.218.05.21.511.92.71.91.60.3
20 years45.020.55.31.311.22.42.11.60.5
21 years46.922.15.51.711.92.11.91.30.4
22 years46.423.15.12.110.71.91.91.30.3
23 years46.823.45.41.810.71.61.91.40.5
24 years44.322.54.91.810.01.22.11.50.4
25 years44.922.35.12.09.81.52.11.50.6
26 years44.922.55.32.39.71.31.81.60.5
27 years43.022.35.12.38.80.91.81.40.5
28 years43.422.24.72.59.00.92.11.70.3
29 years41.521.05.02.28.70.71.81.60.5
30 years42.321.15.32.38.80.72.01.60.4
31 years38.919.35.02.57.80.51.61.70.5
32 years39.419.64.92.28.00.62.01.70.4
33 years39.319.05.02.18.50.42.21.60.6
34 years37.017.95.02.57.40.51.91.50.3
35 years37.517.94.52.67.90.52.01.70.5
36 years38.418.85.52.67.30.42.11.40.4
37 years37.517.95.12.37.80.42.11.40.4
38 years36.017.64.72.46.90.31.91.70.5
39 years37.118.14.92.37.40.42.11.40.4
40 years37.918.95.12.57.10.32.01.50.4
41 years37.519.25.12.46.40.42.01.50.7
42 years35.417.84.82.46.20.51.91.40.5
43 years37.019.25.02.36.00.22.31.30.5
44 years36.419.14.62.46.30.31.61.60.5
45 years36.518.84.92.66.30.21.71.50.5
46 years36.018.64.72.85.70.21.61.90.6
47 years35.718.74.72.45.50.21.81.80.5
48 years34.517.35.02.75.30.31.81.60.5
49 years34.817.74.72.95.20.11.91.80.6
50 years33.317.34.62.34.90.11.81.80.5
51 years33.317.34.42.85.00.21.61.40.6
52 years31.415.93.92.65.20.11.41.70.5
53 years30.215.04.32.74.60.11.51.70.4
54 years28.214.03.62.44.50.11.71.50.4
55 years26.612.54.02.44.20.11.51.10.6
56 years26.613.63.62.33.70.11.31.40.5
57 years26.612.74.12.53.80.11.31.50.6
58 years24.611.34.22.33.70.11.21.40.5
59 years23.411.53.41.93.30.11.41.40.4
60 years22.310.73.72.32.70.11.11.30.5
61 years20.810.03.52.02.70.11.01.10.4
62 years21.110.03.92.12.20.11.31.30.4
63 years20.59.73.61.72.70.11.31.10.4
64 years18.48.63.31.72.20.11.01.00.3
65 years18.88.73.61.91.90.01.01.20.5
66 years18.28.43.41.72.40.01.11.00.2
67 years17.07.93.31.71.90.10.91.00.2
68 years17.68.23.31.52.10.01.11.00.4
69 years15.97.23.51.71.60.00.90.80.3
70 years14.66.43.21.51.70.00.71.00.1
71 years13.96.32.61.51.70.10.80.80.1
72 years14.86.43.51.21.70.01.00.90.3
73 years13.55.92.91.41.30.01.00.80.2
74 years13.96.62.61.21.40.00.90.90.2
75 years12.55.92.41.21.60.00.80.60.1
76 years11.95.72.31.01.30.00.60.70.3
77 years11.35.12.51.11.00.10.60.80.2
78 years11.35.32.50.90.70.00.60.80.4
79 years10.04.32.10.71.00.00.81.00.1
80 years or older7.53.71.40.50.60.10.40.60.1
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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 15664 96918 0158 54430 6925 9556 8496 3081 824
The whole country141 20564 08017 8878 48230 3005 7996 7896 1241 744
Østfold8 0473 2689945051 95437541943399
Akershus16 5028 1801 8639163 214513841809166
Oslo27 31715 0542 8291 2875 0545521 536850155
Hedmark4 6921 80487129299224817424071
Oppland3 4421 32654320774419115520670
Buskerud6 6563 0109063581 321282278398103
Vestfold6 4643 0616293661 38024934834487
Telemark5 2422 2556433971 22222616026970
Aust-Agder3 0721 28139618479814112110348
Vest-Agder5 2032 5125063381 19420122715867
Rogaland13 2856 1211 8459432 589518627492150
Hordaland13 0585 8621 7458512 783612438587180
Sogn og Fjordane1 779603286140421971088242
Møre og Romsdal4 9581 7368183181 17430030222387
Trøndelag10 9124 7061 8795892 294503439372130
Nordland4 9511 4865503741 53637429225188
Troms - Romsa3 5811 2244032291 01525720716977
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 02658817818860416011713754
Svalbard18330110010
Norway, unknown county000000000
Abroad, without known county1 801842105563511524717177
County not stated1504723641413133
Per 1 000 population
Total27.012.33.41.65.81.11.31.20.3
The whole country26.712.13.41.65.71.11.31.20.3
Østfold27.211.13.41.76.61.31.41.50.3
Akershus26.913.33.01.55.20.81.41.30.3
Oslo40.622.44.21.97.50.82.31.30.2
Hedmark23.89.24.41.55.01.30.91.20.4
Oppland18.17.02.91.13.91.00.81.10.4
Buskerud23.610.73.21.34.71.01.01.40.4
Vestfold26.012.32.51.55.51.01.41.40.3
Telemark30.213.03.72.37.01.30.91.60.4
Aust-Agder26.210.93.41.66.81.21.00.90.4
Vest-Agder27.913.52.71.86.41.11.20.80.4
Rogaland28.112.93.92.05.51.11.31.00.3
Hordaland25.011.23.31.65.31.20.81.10.3
Sogn og Fjordane16.15.52.61.33.80.91.00.70.4
Møre og Romsdal18.66.53.11.24.41.11.10.80.3
Trøndelag23.810.34.11.35.01.11.00.80.3
Nordland20.36.12.31.56.31.51.21.00.4
Troms - Romsa21.57.42.41.46.11.51.21.00.5
Finnmark - Finnmárku26.67.72.32.57.92.11.51.80.7
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
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 15680 90762 2494 59515 41231 88827 17726 56019 47410 9715 2651 665149
The whole country141 20579 66861 5374 57515 18631 43326 75026 26219 22310 7885 1941 647147
Østfold8 0474 4743 5733409961 5191 3621 5661 1756663071088
Akershus16 5029 5046 9984751 8323 0942 9303 5042 5381 21566923015
Oslo27 31715 17512 1425601 9987 0607 0244 7203 1691 6747883195
Hedmark4 6922 6252 067146526943721870681493239685
Oppland3 4421 9691 4731064397645266324673001564210
Buskerud6 6563 7412 9152407591 2981 1811 310953555262926
Vestfold6 4643 6362 8281956891 3311 0571 2421 030583251806
Telemark5 2423 0122 2301775821 0768201 006828476206665
Aust-Agder3 0721 7521 320133369621520602428232125375
Vest-Agder5 2032 9742 2291705381 2228751 006760376188608
Rogaland13 2857 6335 6523831 4112 7552 6152 7281 7941 01045411916
Hordaland13 0587 3975 6613751 3623 1932 5392 3301 70295145713415
Sogn og Fjordane1 7791 0127677520843127229425215371185
Møre og Romsdal4 9582 7952 1632056911 088801871633406203573
Trøndelag10 9126 1194 7934641 2222 6041 8431 9171 44786843210114
Nordland4 9512 7462 2052707411 1197547816464001675914
Troms - Romsa3 5811 9881 593150514884579562463263130297
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 0261 10791910730942832331925616789280
Svalbard18994038210000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county1 8011 1496521521543340027622216759122
County not stated150906051122272229161260
Per 1 000 population
Total27.030.323.77.424.244.738.436.128.619.213.17.5..
The whole country26.729.923.47.323.844.037.835.728.218.812.97.4..
Østfold27.230.224.210.427.643.538.837.128.919.112.08.0..
Akershus26.930.922.96.122.844.736.937.130.419.815.010.0..
Oslo40.645.236.06.931.359.255.350.142.430.121.315.3..
Hedmark23.826.721.07.522.940.334.132.824.718.912.56.3..
Oppland18.120.715.65.519.533.225.624.517.612.48.64.2..
Buskerud23.626.420.87.522.239.332.531.925.417.311.37.5..
Vestfold26.029.322.77.122.745.535.435.629.919.511.96.8..
Telemark30.234.725.79.727.950.942.442.234.821.813.17.7..
Aust-Agder26.229.622.79.524.843.836.736.728.116.613.07.7..
Vest-Agder27.931.724.07.322.246.536.940.432.319.413.97.8..
Rogaland28.131.724.36.023.043.738.241.330.721.915.37.2..
Hordaland25.028.021.95.821.442.335.233.026.717.812.36.1..
Sogn og Fjordane16.118.014.25.914.131.522.121.217.211.67.82.9..
Møre og Romsdal18.620.616.56.720.533.024.424.618.612.69.34.3..
Trøndelag23.826.321.28.722.238.131.431.725.217.412.15.2..
Nordland20.322.218.410.325.335.427.225.019.513.37.74.8..
Troms - Romsa21.523.519.58.225.836.627.824.921.613.79.84.3..
Finnmark - Finnmárku26.628.224.913.032.839.536.230.124.718.814.99.3..
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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total143 15664 96918 0158 54430 6925 9556 8496 3081 824
The whole country141 20564 08017 8878 48230 3005 7996 7896 1241 744
All municipalities141 18764 07717 8848 48230 2895 7996 7896 1231 744
0-1 999 inhabitants2 0455653501345851741017759
2 000-4 999 inhabitants7 3052 3191 2554691 829439393418183
5 000-9 999 inhabitants11 7343 9421 8357722 964716638642225
10 000-19 999 inhabitants18 2846 8962 8461 2544 275923956853281
20 000-29 999 inhabitants15 9446 8772 1649733 436736760794204
30 000-49 999 inhabitants16 4157 2661 8901 0113 830716719766217
50 000 inhabitants or more69 46036 2127 5443 86913 3702 0953 2222 573575
Norway, unknown size of municipality18330110010
Abroad, without known size of municipality1 801842105563511524717177
Unknown size of municipality1504723641413133
Per 1 000 population
Total27.012.33.41.65.81.11.31.20.3
The whole country26.712.13.41.65.71.11.31.20.3
All municipalities26.712.13.41.65.71.11.31.20.3
0-1 999 inhabitants17.44.83.01.15.01.50.90.70.5
2 000-4 999 inhabitants18.05.73.11.24.51.11.01.00.5
5 000-9 999 inhabitants19.36.53.01.34.91.21.01.10.4
10 000-19 999 inhabitants23.68.93.71.65.51.21.21.10.4
20 000-29 999 inhabitants24.310.53.31.55.21.11.21.20.3
30 000-49 999 inhabitants27.612.23.21.76.41.21.21.30.4
50 000 inhabitants or more32.516.93.51.86.31.01.51.20.3
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
2018
All types of offences143 15680 90762 2494 59515 41231 88827 17726 56019 47410 9715 2651 665149
 
¬ Property theft64 96938 54526 424524 15215 84713 27213 6189 6805 1412 3818233
¬¬ Theft, total64 60038 34126 259524 12615 76013 18413 5579 6335 1052 3608203
¬¬¬ Petty theft7854493360711591441481296846200
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet33141900741066000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft7524353170711521401381236246200
¬¬¬ Theft55 56432 06923 495473 81714 15111 54411 6717 8854 0031 8505933
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet642338304045174131110107472440
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution3 2691 9651 3045437669568692474254127430
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home8 7855 4973 28812391 5791 7911 8551 5409755892160
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling2 6981 4761 22211744984575094692671921310
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home5273751520641359715012362130
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home5 5603 6461 9140591 0401 2991 249921585335720
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle5 7294 2241 50511541 0611 2141 2951 061654249391
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft13 1418 1424 99966392 6093 0413 7602 110735202381
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person23 96411 88612 078332 3008 0534 7913 9512 5901 3376552531
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet7 0843 1833 90144652 9491 458981673324170591
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)4 8792 4452 43444021 4721 008843601364152330
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)3 7332 0291 70493381 286802568408198102220
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)1 9931 13386054045633464251515335110
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)6 2753 0963 179116911 7831 1771 1347573981961280
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft3417171368831400
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft5 0513 2861 76551087908879841 0187363561670
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet1037231011122263010300
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution3082327601544577967331210
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home3 2782 1061 1722354645316156965332731290
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling1 8461 096750127336342334345230136950
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home6304192110212309819318986200
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home8025912111611615918315811451140
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle7295491803131131601691299731140
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person63032530504415811794966236230
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)119477209432114146840
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)76453105129171512600
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)13779580113525182215830
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)3426805361262000
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place264128136014655633392714160
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft3210000101100
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle3 2002 5376630130660609754601298108400
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car1 5301 13239803534031135426814157240
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped971790181082247179241166431300
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle699615840137311915916711438160
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property36920416502687886147362130
¬ Other offences for profit18 01510 1717 84481 0623 6603 5353 5672 7592 0171 0963092
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering39626812801785978356421330
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total38826612201785958254411130
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property37925812101785938051401120
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property9810002231010
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total7250001121200
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering5230001111100
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering2020000010100
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering1010001000000
¬¬ Fraud, total16 8009 4267 37451 0003 4553 2893 3102 5631 8891 0242650
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like2 1181 0921 0261160410388427327240134310
¬¬¬ Fraud13 8467 8076 03938152 9092 7492 7262 1021 5338171920
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud83652730912513615215713411673420
¬¬ Embezzlement, total664391273232961211471117047362
¬¬¬ Embezzlement55632623022986108130875833212
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement108654303101317241214150
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds17980004522220
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade7520001231000
¬¬ Accounting offences8800001212200
¬¬ Creditor-related offences3300011100000
¬¬ Tax and duty offences8530032111000
¬¬¬ Tax evasion6420022110000
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion0000000000000
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences2110010001000
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act2200100100000
¬¬¬ Smuggling2200100100000
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act0000000000000
¬¬ Other business and economic offences11054561122019152210830
¬ Criminal damage8 5445 5582 98642461 4351 6841 8691 6451 0534881200
¬¬ Damage to property, total8 4075 4802 92732391 4121 6641 8381 6201 0374771170
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property79648930703013413616515910061110
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building2491361130142434648332970
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)37524712801870758564451710
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property1721066601122183447221530
¬¬¬ Damage to property7 2954 7712 52432051 2161 4701 6131 3888924061020
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building1 8171 130687019190295386417308158440
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport4 8023 2331 56921579541 0631 076840489181400
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property676408268129721121511319567180
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property316220960462586073451040
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building1137340001421202621830
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport18613551044436374418210
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property171250041336000
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage13778591723203125161130
¬ Violence and maltreatment30 69216 62614 0663 2545 4137 1475 5214 3882 9431 28756414332
¬¬ Offences of violence17 95910 2757 6842 8873 5294 4862 9432 0681 288471208718
¬¬¬ Assault, total10 5406 4864 0547802 2083 0111 8191 330862333148445
¬¬¬¬ Assault10 0356 1133 9227662 0992 8661 7231 264813315143415
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault5053731321410914596664918530
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total2 0061 660346322997254172551945320101
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm1 6681 385283172586283302081564119101
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm3382756315419787473812100
¬¬¬ Murder251690674223100
¬¬¬ Attempted murder7961182112816966010
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter6637293577111210650
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm3321120345586110
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter3316173232644540
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total4 6711 6872 9842 051978540528353145442372
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations4 5651 6472 9182 005956528517344142432361
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations106406646221211931011
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant2631649906888544344110
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence30916414519168067643318930
¬¬ Threats, total5 8913 3102 5811157931 3251 2421 131787368115150
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)4 9272 8162 1111006841 1421 002917645317106140
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)34618416213557685623216610
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant3461721741564100817320200
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats2721381341494355713715100
¬¬ Robbery and extortion1 285969316423426919818216612088240
¬¬¬ Robbery61649512141751651067848201550
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery19114150038593929119330
¬¬¬ Extortion4773321450214553751079170150
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion1100000000010
¬¬ Coercion1497475447292022174420
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty1305971104032191575200
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like29411717710941464324801022
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 9441 8123 1321257199461 044943669319146312
¬¬ Human trafficking378290101411110000
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences2110001100000
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment1100000100000
¬ Sexual offences5 9551 2354 7209893 1691 01333419483341217110
¬¬ Rape, total2 3964051 9914141 043592161943675638
¬¬¬ Rape2 2833571 926395985572157893375634
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age732268464374326000000032
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age1 551891 4622165957215789337562
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape11348651958204530004
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)554015133800000004
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age58850620204530000
¬¬ Attempted rape935882203717932111
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust10226763362227830120
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years3881182705350000000033
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations902070522253121004
¬¬ Sexual act1 0062317752944861364516741413
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age614202412279321010000013
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent3922936315165136441674140
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour1 091155936103625174625725174321
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)4339334078334000000021
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age658625962529117462572517430
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences7892755141165874719973010
¬ Drug and alcohol offences33521212384150686754251750
¬¬ Narcotic offences76393731117161575200
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.2010103154331000
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use12663033111000
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession8440121220000
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total56292701012121244200
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code5227250101112944200
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code4220010300000
¬¬ Doping3300012000000
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.3300012000000
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code0000000000000
¬¬ Driving under the influence226160665930485045201450
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic216150665630474743201440
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other101000301320010
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total2281402000100100
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act2281402000100100
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act0000000000000
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences8260122120000
¬ Public order and integrity violations6 8493 7023 147606011 3891 4001 3641 0036153161001
¬¬ Public order violations791533258868191134152132663091
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total39726313435113474644418711
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other17892210551100
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication20614363027844621179110
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace17411262122492838228501
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation39427012451757608888482380
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place45281705136982200
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences6144172616713104300
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation288198903628476670421880
¬¬ Violations of public authority1 439775664301592653043072061312890
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority7452564891910616715714591441240
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant86483801252314176000
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant79443501222212166000
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant7430031210000
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution6592084511910514213413174381240
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority3210120000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order4929839419631031051036126930
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority2415904102224000
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences0000000000000
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution1409347037272726118310
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation5454191261347912912692701220
¬¬¬¬ Perjury1077928021630212212310
¬¬¬¬ False accusation4383409813263991057058910
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation9631241100000
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban1100000100000
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay4401210000000
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation4130031000000
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority906228111111291615330
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority50321881646672100
¬¬ Violations of integrity4 6192 3942 22522374933962905665418258820
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences2 9351 5041 4315196645640561444230167470
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery21513382052847585413820
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use71422902101517205110
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement144915303183241348710
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting7700000213010
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)2 6591 3301 3295187601580492382212157430
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)59624435213088158136914339100
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)2 0631 0869774157513422356291169118330
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences543420041613972210
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay85046138927113113718112012465190
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place5243002241238387118728440160
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system32616116514848506348402530
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy43219823485975878957371550
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination15811048126454421155010
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity244121123622375453292211100
¬ Traffic offences6 3083 8462 4621836521 0761 1151 1731 0286193271341
¬¬ Road traffic offences6 2723 8242 4481816401 0711 1131 1671 0256143271331
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence2816120353653300
¬¬¬ Speeding4400012100000
¬¬¬ Personal injury1 9621 14282090317296303320277186100730
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences4 2782 6621 61691320769805840743425224601
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation36221421252635010
¬ Other offences1 4891 012477377627124832027918064140
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment825410415354211611117816111853110
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences10550001222300
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences40346000211109620
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment77537140435421161081651491074490
¬¬ Work environment legislation6165665013115013012811159420
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation48361213571473710

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
2018
Total66 59339 44427 14912.614.810.3
0 years0000.00.00.0
1 year0000.00.00.0
2 years1010.00.00.0
3 years3030.00.00.1
4 years3030.00.00.1
5 years1010.00.00.0
6 years2110.00.00.0
7 years5230.10.10.1
8 years12570.20.10.2
9 years2614120.40.40.4
10 years3217150.50.50.5
11 years3824140.60.70.4
12 years6335281.01.10.9
13 years12580452.02.51.5
14 years202127753.24.02.5
15 years3091791305.05.74.3
16 years5243192058.39.96.7
17 years6343832519.611.27.9
18 years1 15761754017.417.917.0
19 years1 21765256518.619.217.9
20 years1 42375067321.221.620.9
21 years1 57582375223.023.222.8
22 years1 63987776224.024.723.1
23 years1 64991373624.025.722.1
24 years1 60287872423.024.521.4
25 years1 64290973322.824.521.1
26 years1 71193777423.224.821.5
27 years1 72896376522.925.220.5
28 years1 72599473122.925.919.7
29 years1 61494566921.524.818.1
30 years1 58797061721.826.417.2
31 years1 45386758620.023.316.6
32 years1 44188455720.224.116.0
33 years1 37486051419.423.714.8
34 years1 29877752118.421.215.3
35 years1 32181350818.622.214.7
36 years1 33178254919.122.016.2
37 years1 29479849618.321.914.5
38 years1 25474351118.020.715.2
39 years1 29275653618.721.216.0
40 years1 30279450819.322.915.5
41 years1 35781953819.723.016.1
42 years1 29679749918.322.014.5
43 years1 44487556919.623.215.8
44 years1 44186257919.522.616.2
45 years1 46687659019.222.415.9
46 years1 43584559018.821.715.9
47 years1 43886857019.122.515.5
48 years1 36184052117.721.313.9
49 years1 39083555518.321.415.0
50 years1 29782047717.521.713.2
51 years1 30179151017.720.914.4
52 years1 16373243116.119.712.3
53 years1 08964844115.417.812.8
54 years96761934814.217.910.4
55 years84750833912.815.010.5
56 years89857332513.817.310.2
57 years82350731612.815.510.1
58 years73446926511.514.48.5
59 years74347826511.814.98.5
60 years67144023110.914.27.6
61 years62939123810.112.57.7
62 years61637224410.212.38.1
63 years5833822019.913.06.9
64 years4973201778.611.26.1
65 years4893201698.711.36.0
66 years4562751818.510.26.8
67 years4382951438.110.95.3
68 years4492831668.310.56.1
69 years3962561407.39.55.2
70 years3562181386.58.15.0
71 years3582221366.48.14.8
72 years3161921246.48.04.9
73 years2791671126.07.44.7
74 years2751741016.88.94.8
75 years221132896.17.64.7
76 years177106715.77.34.3
77 years170109615.47.53.6
78 years15880785.46.04.9
79 years11966534.45.43.5
80 years or older8383924463.84.63.2
Unknown age321......

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
2018
Absolute figures
Total66 59339 44427 149534 30116 30813 64513 9309 8625 2242 4298383
The whole country65 70038 89926 801534 27416 08313 46013 7789 7365 1032 3828283
Østfold3 3502 0151 3350226682596784555312139551
Akershus8 3615 0513 31076751 6031 5082 0701 4336333131172
Oslo15 6098 6466 963267274 3034 3332 8261 8629414321590
Hedmark1 8491 1377121107408288387302217109300
Oppland1 354834520411337020226818812862190
Buskerud3 0671 8411 2261248657555691492260114490
Vestfold3 1311 8331 2983205669512706560298135430
Telemark2 3041 4578470146486388529409209102350
Aust-Agder1 30781649117427423431121111466220
Vest-Agder2 5701 5341 0360176616460539427206112340
Rogaland6 2473 7912 45644611 3651 2631 460914507210630
Hordaland5 9873 5892 39803921 7471 2121 155829408183610
Sogn og Fjordane6173652520461959211186513060
Møre og Romsdal1 7741 089685114644230335926316266320
Trøndelag4 7842 8801 90402721 355917957675374180540
Nordland1 535929606312539524829725013656250
Troms - Romsa1 2437175260983632332161968242130
Finnmark - Finnmárku608373235237153114112836531110
Svalbard3210002010000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county8445143300262131801471121154380
County not stated493118011255146420
Per 1 000 population
Total12.614.810.30.16.722.819.319.014.59.16.03.8..
The whole country12.414.610.20.16.722.519.018.714.38.95.93.7..
Østfold11.313.69.10.06.319.517.018.613.79.05.44.1..
Akershus13.616.410.80.18.423.119.021.917.110.37.05.1..
Oslo23.225.720.60.311.436.134.130.024.916.911.77.6..
Hedmark9.411.57.20.14.717.513.614.611.08.35.72.8..
Oppland7.18.75.50.25.016.19.810.47.15.33.41.9..
Buskerud10.913.08.80.07.319.915.316.813.18.14.94.0..
Vestfold12.614.810.40.16.722.917.120.216.310.06.43.7..
Telemark13.316.89.80.07.023.020.022.217.29.66.54.1..
Aust-Agder11.113.88.40.15.019.316.519.013.98.26.94.5..
Vest-Agder13.816.411.20.07.323.419.421.718.110.68.34.4..
Rogaland13.215.810.50.17.521.718.522.115.711.07.13.8..
Hordaland11.513.69.30.06.223.116.816.413.07.64.92.8..
Sogn og Fjordane5.66.54.70.03.114.27.58.05.93.93.31.0..
Møre og Romsdal6.68.05.20.04.313.49.210.17.75.03.02.4..
Trøndelag10.412.48.40.04.919.815.615.811.77.55.02.8..
Nordland6.37.55.10.14.312.59.09.57.54.52.62.0..
Troms - Romsa7.58.56.40.04.915.011.29.69.14.33.21.9..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.09.56.40.23.914.112.810.68.07.35.23.7..
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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total66 59342 05223 648893
The whole country65 70042 05223 6480
Østfold3 3501 9461 4040
Akershus8 3614 1134 2480
Oslo15 60912 4833 1260
Hedmark1 8491 0388110
Oppland1 3546267280
Buskerud3 0671 6531 4140
Vestfold3 1311 8271 3040
Telemark2 3041 4238810
Aust-Agder1 3078055020
Vest-Agder2 5701 7568140
Rogaland6 2473 9802 2670
Hordaland5 9874 0901 8970
Sogn og Fjordane6172413760
Møre og Romsdal1 7749208540
Trøndelag4 7843 1711 6130
Nordland1 5358616740
Troms - Romsa1 2437375060
Finnmark - Finnmárku6083792290
Svalbard3300
Norway, unknown county0000
Abroad, without known county84400844
County not stated490049
Per 1 000 population
Total12.67.94.5..
The whole country12.47.94.5..
Østfold11.36.64.8..
Akershus13.66.76.9..
Oslo23.218.54.6..
Hedmark9.45.34.1..
Oppland7.13.33.8..
Buskerud10.95.95.0..
Vestfold12.67.35.2..
Telemark13.38.25.1..
Aust-Agder11.16.94.3..
Vest-Agder13.89.44.4..
Rogaland13.28.44.8..
Hordaland11.57.83.6..
Sogn og Fjordane5.62.23.4..
Møre og Romsdal6.63.43.2..
Trøndelag10.46.93.5..
Nordland6.33.52.8..
Troms - Romsa7.54.43.0..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.05.03.0..
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
2018
Absolute figures
Total66 59363 1523 11427354
Sex
Males39 44437 3081 92717732
Females27 14925 8441 1879622
Age
0-9 years5352100
10-19 years4 3014 13016371
20-29 years16 30815 4008217215
30-39 years13 64512 825736768
40-49 years13 93013 161708538
50-59 years9 8629 4004034712
60-69 years5 2245 023182145
70-79 years2 4292 3477534
80 years or older8388112511
Unknown age33000
Per cent
Total100.094.84.70.40.1
Sex
Males100.094.64.90.40.1
Females100.095.24.40.40.1
Age
0-9 years100.098.11.90.00.0
10-19 years100.096.03.80.20.0
20-29 years100.094.45.00.40.1
30-39 years100.094.05.40.60.1
40-49 years100.094.55.10.40.1
50-59 years100.095.34.10.50.1
60-69 years100.096.23.50.30.1
70-79 years100.096.63.10.10.2
80 years or older100.096.83.00.10.1
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
2018
Total32 84017 70215 1386.26.65.8
0 years3341741605.95.95.8
1 year16784832.82.72.9
2 years221128933.74.13.2
3 years3091651445.15.34.9
4 years3782101686.26.75.6
5 years3782171616.06.75.2
6 years3952371586.27.35.1
7 years3962091876.16.25.9
8 years3722091635.66.15.0
9 years3571991585.55.95.0
10 years3181801385.05.54.4
11 years3502121385.56.54.4
12 years3241641605.25.15.2
13 years4922672257.88.37.3
14 years63036626410.111.58.7
15 years61537923610.012.17.9
16 years63436427010.111.38.8
17 years66238228010.011.28.8
18 years87051735313.115.011.1
19 years84547736812.914.111.6
20 years82145836312.313.211.3
21 years87449637812.814.011.4
22 years79846833011.713.210.0
23 years79343236111.512.210.8
24 years74740634110.711.310.1
25 years76543632910.611.79.5
26 years76243133110.311.49.2
27 years7313653669.79.59.8
28 years7183793399.59.99.2
29 years7003553459.39.39.3
30 years6883453439.59.49.5
31 years6063122948.38.48.3
32 years6253143118.78.68.9
33 years6453183279.18.79.4
34 years5822733098.27.59.1
35 years6013013008.48.28.7
36 years5572582998.07.28.8
37 years6023122908.58.68.5
38 years5122582547.47.27.5
39 years5552572988.07.28.9
40 years5032472567.57.17.8
41 years4882532357.17.17.0
42 years4762212556.76.17.4
43 years4942232716.75.97.5
44 years5032552486.86.76.9
45 years5122742386.77.06.4
46 years4682342346.16.06.3
47 years4492432066.06.35.6
48 years4412232185.75.75.8
49 years4362282085.75.85.6
50 years3992001995.45.35.5
51 years4012211805.55.85.1
52 years4132082055.75.65.9
53 years3512081435.05.74.2
54 years3301751554.95.14.6
55 years3001681324.55.04.1
56 years2661471194.14.43.7
57 years2611471144.14.53.6
58 years2461391073.94.33.4
59 years216120963.43.83.1
60 years175106692.83.42.3
61 years187102853.03.32.8
62 years14279632.42.62.1
63 years17697793.03.32.7
64 years13379542.32.81.9
65 years11573422.02.61.5
66 years13183482.43.11.8
67 years10860482.02.21.8
68 years11974452.22.81.7
69 years9053371.72.01.4
70 years9456381.72.11.4
71 years9958411.82.11.4
72 years9052381.82.21.5
73 years6944251.52.01.1
74 years6241211.52.11.0
75 years6035251.62.01.3
76 years4427171.41.91.0
77 years3117141.01.20.8
78 years231850.81.30.3
79 years2716111.01.30.7
80 years or older15067830.70.80.6
Unknown age331716......

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
2018
Absolute figures
Total32 84017 70215 1383 3075 7407 7095 9734 7703 1831 37659915033
The whole country32 42717 46614 9613 2965 6677 6035 8564 7183 1491 36159614833
Østfold2 1011 0981 003258393453362292211942693
Akershus3 4221 8681 55435161971362052735613682135
Oslo5 4863 0692 4174098351 3481 195828502217112391
Hedmark1 05253951392162265169168103642333
Oppland7894163737714416613011991391850
Buskerud1 413746667180249290238223145542581
Vestfold1 504793711141244358267219176682263
Telemark1 324710614119237317240188137602060
Aust-Agder86146239910316920014611775331422
Vest-Agder1 289685604116203353191206150441826
Rogaland2 7841 5291 255271488664547409274853592
Hordaland2 9661 5841 38223547272155942829116277210
Sogn og Fjordane437231206654911174524827614
Møre og Romsdal1 23467955514725629919416794462920
Trøndelag2 4211 2791 142357529548387298190743161
Nordland1 618869749204297365267232142762672
Troms - Romsa1 06556849795197280161158100521840
Finnmark - Finnmárku650334316721241501058664301450
Svalbard11744024100000
Norway, unknown county0000000000000
Abroad, without known county37021115986899107433011310
County not stated43251835710944010
Per 1 000 population
Total6.26.65.85.39.010.88.46.54.72.41.50.7..
The whole country6.16.55.75.38.910.68.36.44.62.41.50.7..
Østfold7.17.46.87.910.913.010.36.95.22.71.00.7..
Akershus5.66.15.14.57.710.37.85.64.32.21.80.6..
Oslo8.19.17.25.113.111.39.48.86.73.93.01.9..
Hedmark5.35.55.24.77.111.38.06.33.72.51.20.3..
Oppland4.24.43.94.06.47.26.34.63.41.61.00.5..
Buskerud5.05.34.85.67.38.86.65.43.91.71.10.7..
Vestfold6.06.45.75.18.012.28.96.35.12.31.00.5..
Telemark7.68.27.16.511.415.012.47.95.82.71.30.7..
Aust-Agder7.37.86.97.411.314.110.37.14.92.41.50.4..
Vest-Agder6.97.36.55.08.413.48.18.36.42.31.30.3..
Rogaland5.96.45.44.27.910.58.06.24.71.81.20.5..
Hordaland5.76.05.43.77.49.57.86.14.63.02.10.9..
Sogn og Fjordane4.04.13.85.13.38.16.03.73.32.10.70.2..
Møre og Romsdal4.65.04.24.87.69.15.94.72.81.41.30.2..
Trøndelag5.35.55.16.79.68.06.64.93.31.50.90.3..
Nordland6.67.06.27.810.111.69.67.44.32.51.20.6..
Troms - Romsa6.46.76.15.29.911.67.77.04.72.71.40.6..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.58.58.58.713.213.811.88.16.23.42.31.7..
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)
2018
Absolute figures
Total32 84024 1638 264413
The whole country32 42724 1638 2640
Østfold2 1011 4616400
Akershus3 4221 9731 4490
Oslo5 4864 7916950
Hedmark1 0527163360
Oppland7895232660
Buskerud1 4139294840
Vestfold1 5041 0454590
Telemark1 3249613630
Aust-Agder8616252360
Vest-Agder1 2899593300
Rogaland2 7842 0387460
Hordaland2 9662 3845820
Sogn og Fjordane4373191180
Møre og Romsdal1 2349263080
Trøndelag2 4211 8465750
Nordland1 6181 2993190
Troms - Romsa1 0658182470
Finnmark - Finnmárku6505401100
Svalbard111010
Norway, unknown county0000
Abroad, without known county37000370
County not stated430043
Per 1 000 population
Total6.24.61.6..
The whole country6.14.61.6..
Østfold7.14.92.2..
Akershus5.63.22.4..
Oslo8.17.11.0..
Hedmark5.33.61.7..
Oppland4.22.81.4..
Buskerud5.03.31.7..
Vestfold6.04.21.8..
Telemark7.65.52.1..
Aust-Agder7.35.32.0..
Vest-Agder6.95.11.8..
Rogaland5.94.31.6..
Hordaland5.74.61.1..
Sogn og Fjordane4.02.91.1..
Møre og Romsdal4.63.51.2..
Trøndelag5.34.01.3..
Nordland6.65.31.3..
Troms - Romsa6.44.91.5..
Finnmark - Finnmárku8.57.11.4..
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
2018
Absolute figures
Total32 84029 7392 516415170
Sex
Males17 70216 0701 34320386
Females15 13813 6691 17321284
Age
0-9 years3 3073 064226143
10-19 years5 7405 2724025016
20-29 years7 7096 89961113267
30-39 years5 9735 3315257938
40-49 years4 7704 2494188023
50-59 years3 1832 9182074414
60-69 years1 3761 27089116
70-79 years5995652743
80 years or older150143610
Unknown age3328500
Per cent
Total100.090.67.71.30.5
Sex
Males100.090.87.61.10.5
Females100.090.37.71.40.6
Age
0-9 years100.092.76.80.40.1
10-19 years100.091.87.00.90.3
20-29 years100.089.57.91.70.9
30-39 years100.089.38.81.30.6
40-49 years100.089.18.81.70.5
50-59 years100.091.76.51.40.4
60-69 years100.092.36.50.80.4
70-79 years100.094.34.50.70.5
80 years or older100.095.34.00.70.0
Unknown age100.084.815.20.00.0

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.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 2004-2014, 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 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)

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 Income and 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

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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

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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).

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