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317 927

offences reported to the police in 2018

Offences reported to the police, by selected years. Absolute figures, per 1 000 population and change in per cent
2018Change in per cent
2017 - 20182013 - 20182008 - 20182003 - 2018
Offences reported317 927-0.2-18.2-17.7-24.4
Offences reported per 1 000 population60.0-1.0-22.0-26.4-35.1

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

Offences reported to the police, by type of offence. Absolute figures
20052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
All types of offences394 301400 322398 199386 251397 581394 137380 092393 674388 506372 107351 459336 413318 617317 927
 
¬ Property theft168 083161 834155 888151 617160 888152 076148 846156 184146 831132 989115 643105 14494 88792 866
¬¬ Theft, total167 216160 863154 826150 703160 063151 234148 128155 365145 940132 018114 828104 50794 17992 320
¬¬¬ Petty theft13 40812 88012 19112 77814 77013 86113 30414 23912 81512 67512 62513 58812 02011 080
¬¬¬¬ Petty theft from shop and other sales outlet12 61611 99011 47311 94614 15713 32912 72713 68412 37812 2338 00410 37710 4039 815
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty theft7928907188326135325775554374424 6213 2111 6171 265
¬¬¬ Theft81 05780 61876 46676 67482 13578 84177 03082 33881 53176 55468 08969 22268 06570 562
¬¬¬¬ Theft from shops and other sales outlet4 9514 4894 2224 7105 3205 0894 9434 8365 4196 1005 9096 6266 7597 077
¬¬¬¬ Theft from other business and public institution10 8849 7568 9748 5239 2349 5148 2017 8687 1215 7285 1715 8135 5085 715
¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling and holiday home9 6109 6388 8398 6209 1418 5788 1318 2898 6668 3247 8969 3599 6109 843
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from dwelling6 0585 8085 3765 0905 1514 7354 3364 7014 8824 4693 8003 3833 2823 036
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from holiday home537557591597524499490486469415397583618551
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home3 0153 2732 8722 9333 4663 3443 3053 1023 3153 4403 6995 3935 7106 256
¬¬¬¬ Theft from car and other motor vehicle10 59011 06710 76611 20612 13110 68410 24211 03810 1419 0078 1717 9047 8647 209
¬¬¬¬ Bicycle theft14 81614 83413 61613 01015 11414 78714 69815 36016 49818 32816 57915 02413 64114 242
¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person9 0239 3888 8777 8467 9608 3098 62010 0929 4227 0469 20724 24724 58526 431
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sales outlet9 0239 3888 8777 8467 9608 3098 62010 0929 4227 0466 3337 1957 2347 800
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)00000000007014 2564 5115 335
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)00000000005303 9313 8224 135
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)00000000004572 3522 1712 151
¬¬¬¬¬ Theft from the person at other public and private place (from 1.10.2015)00000000001 1866 5136 8477 010
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft21 18321 44621 17222 75923 23521 88022 19524 85524 26422 02115 1562499845
¬¬¬ Aggravated theft57 40152 74653 59849 35051 14447 67448 47650 83544 96036 20328 74917 22910 0376 616
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from shop and other sales outlet4 0422 8852 7172 6592 7792 2731 9641 7161 4191 2651 024916630512
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from other business or public institution9 8848 1007 4366 1986 7196 2755 4224 6764 2593 4202 7491 9491 6201 270
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling and holiday home11 71010 92210 24211 60112 97311 3529 6219 7728 9298 4867 2185 4644 1043 220
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from dwelling4 8654 7044 2155 5766 1234 9923 7813 9113 8403 5033 2373 0892 3101 751
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from holiday home3 2712 5642 5622 5492 9122 2922 0092 0761 6181 5321 179892730621
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from storage area, garage and other area by dwelling and holiday home3 5743 6543 4653 4763 9384 0683 8313 7853 4713 4512 8021 4831 064848
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from car and other motor vehicle17 19216 36915 59212 48910 9539 9888 5497 2805 7674 5983 7732 1451 309923
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person12 22912 44515 73514 40615 33215 46520 60425 07022 61816 70212 8976 7042 369686
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sales outlet (from 1.10.2015)00000000007552 307814134
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person on public transport (from 1.10.2015)00000000004351 56448882
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person in the street, park, other recreation area (from 1.10.2015)00000000002811 217457148
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at sports facility, cultural venue etc. (from 1.10.2015)0000000000632919937
¬¬¬¬¬ Aggravated theft from the person at other or unspecified place12 22912 44515 73514 40615 33215 46520 60425 07022 61816 70211 3631 325511285
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified aggravated theft2 3442 0251 8761 9972 3882 3212 3162 3211 9681 7321 0885155
¬¬¬ Theft of car and other motor vehicle15 35014 61912 57111 90112 01410 8589 3187 9536 6346 5865 3654 4684 0574 062
¬¬¬¬ Theft of car9 9959 3857 4396 9427 1906 6895 7054 7013 8453 4052 7162 2772 0612 075
¬¬¬¬ Theft of motor cycle and moped3 0793 0593 1072 9632 7822 4032 2841 9561 6621 8971 5091 1841 1031 096
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified theft of motor vehicle2 2762 1752 0251 9962 0421 7661 3291 2961 1271 2841 1401 007893891
¬¬ Other unlawful use and possession of property8679711 062914825842718819891971815637708546
¬ Other offences for profit26 78127 63126 95825 63428 34626 99226 02926 83726 79126 28528 58331 06428 90730 540
¬¬ Receipt of stolen property and money laundering5 3464 9784 6833 8844 0424 1793 7443 4493 5033 2612 7792 4182 3172 285
¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property, total4 1723 9583 7603 0823 1993 3983 5783 3643 3833 1332 6712 2922 1942 185
¬¬¬¬ Receipt of stolen property3 9393 8163 6002 9373 0233 2053 4343 2283 0992 9562 5432 1522 0241 953
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated receipt of stolen property233142160145176193144136284177128140170232
¬¬¬ Money laundering, total5934884054564043528952721017311411694
¬¬¬¬ Money laundering5554623684233773267633444529596732
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated money laundering3826373327261319285644554962
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified receipt of stolen property and money laundering58153251834643942977334827351276
¬¬ Fraud, total12 83814 38913 52713 46416 52914 06313 23414 21914 49814 26517 52221 36119 87522 532
¬¬¬ Petty fraud and the like1 4191 5751 3721 4211 6131 4641 4161 4921 6441 8302 4883 3102 7602 591
¬¬¬ Fraud10 09111 59511 33711 31213 86711 89110 47511 63511 80911 58513 68816 45515 45517 733
¬¬¬ Aggravated fraud1 3281 2198187311 0497081 3431 0921 0458501 3461 5961 6602 208
¬¬ Embezzlement, total1 6991 4921 4971 5401 5891 6371 4021 4391 5791 7761 3691 4351 5001 380
¬¬¬ Embezzlement1 4791 3141 2881 3681 3991 4401 2361 2421 1921 3271 1601 2051 2141 098
¬¬¬ Aggravated embezzlement220178209172190197166197387449209230286282
¬¬ Misappropriation of funds11711310885106120112319188260128153161150
¬¬ Corruption and influencing trade21243654252512559472549468236
¬¬ Accounting offences1 7071 6491 8161 9612 0972 1982 2001 8821 7721 7901 8991 6681 5681 277
¬¬ Creditor-related offences416270264214264314359311312271195302229109
¬¬ Tax and duty offences1 9042 0342 3971 9691 2261 7842 0062 2172 1361 9472 1961 3151 143829
¬¬¬ Tax evasion250364369542254365434651562541663397374267
¬¬¬ Aggravated tax evasion2565602056299013211810381149180158
¬¬¬ Other tax and duty offences1 6291 6051 9681 4079161 3901 4821 4341 4561 3031 452769589404
¬¬ Violations of the Customs Act2 3712 3182 2512 1222 1322 3062 4342 5382 4322 3012 0771 9661 6301 511
¬¬¬ Smuggling1 6741 7161 7691 6221 6581 6951 8191 9631 7041 6511 5241 296993922
¬¬¬ Other violations of the Customs Act697602482500474611615575728650553670637589
¬¬ Other business and economic offences362364379341336366413404324389369400402431
¬ Criminal damage21 07822 46023 48824 01424 73721 55019 73018 31718 44817 63917 21717 29317 47417 270
¬¬ Damage to property, total20 89322 29123 33523 84024 53921 35419 54318 15218 27217 45616 95416 75116 90716 548
¬¬¬ Petty damage to property2 7072 5652 5972 5403 0483 3672 9522 4512 7492 6922 5483 2932 1071 609
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to building744753846829770925775747622607722949738650
¬¬¬¬ Petty damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport (from 1.10.2015)00000000002131 659818497
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified petty damage to property1 9631 8121 7511 7112 2782 4422 1771 7042 1272 0851 613685551462
¬¬¬ Damage to property17 41318 89919 92020 46520 53017 22315 81514 98314 91314 14913 82612 68314 22714 451
¬¬¬¬ Damage to building6 3297 0048 0698 7308 3126 4665 6734 8775 1654 8255 1805 1185 7695 222
¬¬¬¬ Damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport6 5436 9926 9497 1337 2756 6416 1396 2595 8905 7485 4916 1026 7917 518
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified damage to property4 5414 9034 9024 6024 9434 1164 0033 8473 8583 5763 1551 4631 6671 711
¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to property773827818835961764776718610615580775573488
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to building349369352395376320388319300293249290275259
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated damage to motor vehicle and other means of transport417451457437581442385383307320309432256187
¬¬¬¬ Other aggravated damage to property7793423163222534242
¬¬ Public danger from fire and other criminal damage185169153174198196187165176183263542567722
¬ Violence and maltreatment31 49832 33832 77733 51333 93934 21534 09934 67435 14734 11135 00334 96936 68737 461
¬¬ Offences of violence16 73917 74218 09018 44618 38118 38118 90619 31619 12218 73819 39519 96720 40320 583
¬¬¬ Assault, total12 49412 79512 57512 25711 59411 40111 74512 07711 75911 34811 73912 30812 57412 845
¬¬¬¬ Assault11 24511 59211 48311 19110 62910 61110 99911 36211 09710 81911 19011 80912 09812 334
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated assault1 2491 2031 0921 066965790746715662529549499476511
¬¬¬ Bodily harm, total2 9613 1853 3123 2793 0932 9252 8372 7812 5662 3772 2392 1992 1121 968
¬¬¬¬ Bodily harm2 6522 7703 0032 8702 7682 6102 5172 4952 2932 1271 9671 8211 7651 645
¬¬¬¬ Grievous bodily harm309415309409325315320286273250272378347323
¬¬¬ Murder33343034302911127472924272825
¬¬¬ Attempted murder6152294946473950576061414970
¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm or manslaughter877889899697881001109480976976
¬¬¬¬ Unintentional bodily harm4647424563665965785454615140
¬¬¬¬ Manslaughter4131474433312935324026361836
¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations, total04709361 4582 1192 4472 5752 5562 8263 0563 3223 4373 7213 492
¬¬¬¬ Maltreatment in close relations04508911 4062 0742 4062 5262 4972 7752 9093 1383 3113 5763 406
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated maltreatment in close relations0204552454149595114718412614586
¬¬¬ Assault of public servant9229771 0211 1691 2871 3271 4181 6161 6651 6761 8051 6111 5781 707
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified offences of violence18115198111116108931099298125247272400
¬¬ Threats, total8 2167 7727 5237 6907 7327 7797 5588 1378 2967 9068 3338 6078 9869 125
¬¬¬ Threats (from 1.10.2015)00000000001 4496 4036 7326 997
¬¬¬ Aggravated threats (from 1.10.2015)000000000078328345376
¬¬¬ Threats against public servant4084254354895377306997649799031 0161 2461 4191 359
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified threats7 8087 3477 0887 2017 1957 0496 8597 3737 3177 0035 790630490393
¬¬ Robbery and extortion1 5891 5401 5831 7611 9381 8331 7891 6061 8131 2351 0819459401 302
¬¬¬ Robbery1 0831 0921 1841 2291 3341 2681 2721 2011 413871758662630623
¬¬¬ Aggravated robbery365296280369442419351283254192172148151165
¬¬¬ Extortion647256836983977180105114132157513
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified robbery and extortion7780638093636951666737321
¬¬ Coercion6971798261758355736499216221185
¬¬ Deprivation of liberty178148150163155180123157150159151155137170
¬¬ Offences within family relations and the like408518664619673654548536513440467338320286
¬¬ Reckless behaviour and stalking4 2874 5114 6634 7014 9615 2755 0434 8135 1115 4495 4004 6595 5905 741
¬¬ Human trafficking11362348383844506710762464545
¬¬ Terrorism and terror-related offences0000000001315274123
¬¬ Other violence and maltreatment10230054200941
¬ Sexual offences3 3113 5863 8023 9444 2194 2714 6124 7194 8234 7805 7097 0797 9868 386
¬¬ Rape, total1 2211 3131 4071 4521 4811 4461 6211 6461 5941 6301 9042 2352 3082 564
¬¬¬ Rape1 1991 2841 3651 4121 4311 4021 5841 5851 5461 5911 8502 1672 2462 450
¬¬¬¬ Rape, children under 14 years of age423473462508483505546529457503617663779846
¬¬¬¬ Rape, other or unspecified age7768119039049488971 0381 0561 0891 0881 2331 5041 4671 604
¬¬¬ Aggravated rape22294240504437614839546862114
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, children under 14 years of age (from 1.10.2015)00000000000111154
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated rape, other or unspecified age2229424050443761483954575160
¬¬ Attempted rape1061341161181171061381041008582113107100
¬¬ Sexual intercourse through abuse of position of trust787358528196829985887977125129
¬¬ Sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-15 years284338286302313306328345301309337400430498
¬¬ Sexual intercourse within family relations11911010412595107132158126128118188151137
¬¬ Sexual act3954765295526056816926296337819991 3091 2831 242
¬¬¬ Sexual act with a child under 16 years of age243296339340393467461398394502709903833764
¬¬¬ Other sexual act without consent152180190212212214231231239279290406450478
¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour7227378208377237798338528989411 0371 5031 5071 392
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour with a child under 16 years of age (from. 1.10.2015)000000000056546700566
¬¬¬ Sexually abusive behaviour, other or unspecified age722737820837723779833852898941981957807826
¬¬ Other or unspecified sexual offences3864054825068047507868861 0868181 1531 2542 0752 324
¬ Drug and alcohol offences48 34952 91151 80347 93349 11255 17452 12956 09059 43658 45055 23750 29346 93045 699
¬¬ Narcotic offences36 44740 41839 45436 13737 75644 01541 27144 14847 28645 36841 59836 18433 58531 633
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.19 32921 26220 36818 59019 14022 06121 28622 54524 16823 25721 72619 68617 49417 060
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, use11 25912 63512 80611 58512 04013 81913 10114 03515 33614 40713 35611 80310 3369 968
¬¬¬¬ Narcotics, minor possession8 0708 6277 5627 0057 1008 2428 1858 5108 8328 8508 3707 8837 1587 092
¬¬¬ Narcotics, Penal Code, total17 11819 15619 08617 54718 61621 95419 98521 60323 11822 11119 87216 49816 09114 573
¬¬¬¬ Narcotic offences, Penal Code16 16317 96617 77916 47517 55620 64218 87920 31921 94720 86518 76015 43915 12313 679
¬¬¬¬ Aggravated narcotic offences, Penal Code9551 1901 3071 0721 0601 3121 1061 2841 1711 2461 1121 059968894
¬¬ Doping4075186127357406256648209471 5101 5001 7931 6161 381
¬¬¬ Doping, Act relating to medicinal goods etc.000000000241495836700564
¬¬¬ Doping, Penal Code4075186127357406256648209471 2691 005957916817
¬¬ Driving under the influence8 5058 9338 9138 9878 5308 5928 3159 0939 1929 5249 7849 9059 6059 928
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, road traffic8 2578 6358 6578 6678 2648 3388 0938 8928 8959 2149 4849 6559 3489 599
¬¬¬ Driving under the influence, other248298256320266254222201297310300250257329
¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act, total2 2592 2952 1651 4731 3271 2161 0491 107869875737662546472
¬¬¬ Violations of the Alcohol Act2 2592 2952 1651 4731 3271 2161 0491 107869875736662541467
¬¬¬ Aggravated violations of the Alcohol Act00000000001055
¬¬ Other or unspecified drug and alcohol offences7317476596017597268309221 1421 1731 6181 7491 5782 285
¬ Public order and integrity violations35 48637 06937 36636 87237 04840 48339 81539 99041 74841 74440 13436 64635 30836 307
¬¬ Public order violations15 74217 30616 82015 47015 03216 39016 40617 03517 28916 94815 98913 29612 22114 085
¬¬¬ Breach of the peace, total8 5419 5659 4458 0407 6768 2028 4018 9278 4888 0567 6886 3965 3384 953
¬¬¬¬ Regional public order statute, urinating and other1 4151 7881 7551 3871 3551 5711 5541 7881 7631 7011 5701 5351 3071 135
¬¬¬¬ Breach of the peace under self-induced intoxication5 8672 3344 1953 5953 8533 9554 1414 2904 1093 8843 7392 9172 3902 127
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified breach of the peace1 2595 4433 4953 0582 4682 6762 7062 8492 6162 4712 3791 9441 6411 691
¬¬¬ Weapons, fire and explosives legislation7 2017 7417 3757 4307 3568 1888 0058 1088 8018 8928 3016 9006 8839 132
¬¬¬¬ Bearing arms in a public place2 2082 4052 2142 0922 1912 4912 5662 7422 9952 9052 9342 4112 3232 434
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified weapons offences1 8282 0242 1312 0592 1122 3932 3752 5372 5902 7432 7272 5622 5114 217
¬¬¬¬ Fire and explosives legislation3 1653 3123 0303 2793 0533 3043 0642 8293 2163 2442 6401 9272 0492 481
¬¬ Violations of public authority10 29111 06110 97511 53612 03513 55213 18113 74815 42016 15316 13715 22914 54313 664
¬¬¬ Obstructing and counteracting public authority6 5387 2847 2987 7407 6388 4388 5909 1199 8489 72910 19110 3509 7939 473
¬¬¬¬ Obstructing and harrassing a public servant2 0292 3872 3142 2592 1622 3682 3572 4312 6512 6352 5992 5092 4442 484
¬¬¬¬¬ Harrassing a public servant1 3401 5871 6111 5321 4851 5901 5871 6561 7531 7601 7881 9751 9101 949
¬¬¬¬¬ Obstructing a public servant689800703727677778770775898875811534534535
¬¬¬¬ Counteracting legal action and criminal prosecution4 5094 8974 9845 4815 4766 0706 2336 6887 1977 0947 5927 8417 3496 989
¬¬¬¬¬ Obligation of identification to public authority1 5711 6701 5661 3961 3451 2301 1711 2461 2761 2591 1341 078999928
¬¬¬¬¬ Violation of exclusion order9288819451 0631 2521 6561 5451 4711 8841 9432 3472 3382 3232 331
¬¬¬¬¬ Other order issued by police and other authority1 7662 0702 2041 8631 7311 9252 6433 1283 1442 9763 0413 3633 0302 834
¬¬¬¬¬ Counteraction of the execution of sentences5861769269501 061629591624642752727700583
¬¬¬¬¬ Other counteraction of legal action and criminal prosecution186215193233198198245252269274318335297313
¬¬¬ Perjury and false accusation1 3161 4151 2511 2291 3781 2101 2381 2361 3862 0122 1471 9651 9821 885
¬¬¬¬ Perjury6407586166357576136306868271 4451 6071 4681 3791 282
¬¬¬¬ False accusation676657635594621597608550559567540497603603
¬¬¬ Immigration legislation1 6801 7731 7662 1522 5423 4122 8322 9043 6713 9703 3292 4122 2211 809
¬¬¬¬ Violation of entry ban617075103169185239266448462453345281238
¬¬¬¬ Assistance of illegal entry and stay33415052375460494747104492928
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified immigration legislation1 5861 6621 6411 9972 3363 1732 5332 5893 1763 4612 7722 0181 9111 543
¬¬¬ Misconduct and misuse of public authority400322375177189178188185192182170202154181
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of public authority357267285238288314333304323260300300393316
¬¬ Violations of integrity9 4538 7029 5719 8669 98110 54110 2289 2079 0398 6438 0088 1218 5448 558
¬¬¬ Document and ID offences4 7184 0915 0785 3745 5845 8185 8764 9944 6824 3854 3785 1915 6275 637
¬¬¬¬ Document forgery3 1382 6413 0963 3313 7343 8163 8543 1332 8822 6752 3652 1491 8231 776
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, use2 4482 0312 2952 5152 6502 9192 8082 4062 2642 1081 7871 3461 1781 155
¬¬¬¬¬ Document forgery, production and procurement6906108018161 0848971 046727618567578803645621
¬¬¬¬ Counterfeiting32024030335630428625817118017813716934689
¬¬¬¬ ID offences (from 1.10.2015)00000000003952 5693 2403 606
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, handling (from 1.10.2015)000000000064471466698
¬¬¬¬¬ ID offences, use (from 1.10.2015)00000000003312 0982 7742 908
¬¬¬¬ Other or unspecified document and ID offences1 2601 2101 6791 6871 5461 7161 7641 6901 6201 5321 481304218166
¬¬¬ Unauthorised access and stay3 7883 6513 3843 5093 4853 7593 4053 3703 3193 2352 5331 6841 7191 692
¬¬¬¬ Trespassing, building and other place3 6713 5053 2423 3623 3453 3572 8682 9372 9812 9452 1891 3211 2991 163
¬¬¬¬ Unauthorised access to computer and communication system117146142147140402537433338290344363420529
¬¬¬ Invasion of privacy710739861768704696670607733714693696552528
¬¬¬ Hate speech and discrimination54525652483924274651120225245281
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified violation of integrity183169192163160229253209259258284325401420
¬ Traffic offences54 16656 81660 67857 11153 54854 11049 46851 93250 38351 10248 91549 03245 74944 953
¬¬ Road traffic offences53 51056 17260 04456 47352 98653 38548 76751 35049 78550 49848 25048 33845 08644 241
¬¬¬ Non-possession of driving licence12 49213 47014 18114 62214 08214 28713 64014 18013 15013 35313 00012 69111 54711 114
¬¬¬ Speeding14 92915 42518 01015 90914 19713 27611 15812 26412 06012 86012 45012 47911 53811 152
¬¬¬ Personal injury6 2506 0846 1785 9905 2634 7894 5344 5294 2564 0993 7413 6773 3963 466
¬¬¬ Other or unspecified road traffic offences19 83921 19321 67519 95219 44421 03319 43520 37720 31920 18619 05919 49118 60518 509
¬¬ Other transport and traffic legislation656644634638562725701582598604665694663712
¬ Other offences5 5495 6775 4395 6135 7445 2665 3644 9314 8995 0075 0184 8934 6894 445
¬¬ Offences against nature and the environment3 7803 8873 7974 1694 4534 0624 1273 7163 7473 7453 8323 8153 5693 348
¬¬¬ Poisoning as a danger to public health and serious environmental offences227251245115404337
¬¬¬ Hunting and fishing offences1 6621 6371 6511 9512 0491 7761 8991 5031 2991 3031 3761 3661 1451 006
¬¬¬ Other offences against nature and the environment2 1162 2482 1392 2162 3992 2852 2262 2092 4432 4312 4512 4092 3812 305
¬¬ Work environment legislation870842882928728676830784766880864787836863
¬¬ Other or unspecified penal legislation899948760516563528407431386382322291284234

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

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and police district (owner). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2018
Absolute figures
Total317 92792 86630 54017 27037 4618 38645 69936 30744 9534 445
Oslo73 06928 8536 9954 6258 4211 1157 4869 6355 566373
East43 46311 8624 2721 9115 0021 6845 8525 2217 178481
Inland19 6094 2292 3667971 9774872 8511 8334 800269
South-East39 74011 2243 7782 0734 7279416 3204 1776 023477
Agder18 4745 0481 5221 0372 4474222 8272 1812 667323
South-West30 8758 6973 0111 9213 5267165 4433 5333 497531
West31 0909 5872 7761 5973 5689094 3773 1094 676491
Møre and Romsdal11 4252 3671 0505751 3924911 9291 4031 942276
Trøndelag23 5826 4312 7481 3472 4675743 5202 1763 962357
Nordland11 7481 9478236361 7994622 4351 3412 029276
Troms9 1431 8376004131 2363511 7401 0581 672236
Finnmark4 934743383316738208807535896308
Svalbard14622111017116162231
Special agencies60919203101412494861715
Unknown police district20022312361
Per 1 000 population
Total60.017.55.83.37.11.68.66.98.50.8
Oslo85.033.68.15.49.81.38.711.26.50.4
East60.116.45.92.66.92.38.17.29.90.7
Inland51.611.16.22.15.21.37.54.812.60.7
South-East55.915.85.32.96.61.38.95.98.50.7
Agder61.216.75.03.48.11.49.47.28.81.1
South-West59.516.85.83.76.81.410.56.86.71.0
West52.816.34.72.76.11.57.45.37.90.8
Møre and Romsdal42.88.93.92.25.21.87.25.37.31.0
Trøndelag51.214.06.02.95.41.27.64.78.60.8
Nordland48.68.13.42.67.41.910.15.58.41.1
Troms54.911.03.62.57.42.110.56.410.01.4
Finnmark64.89.85.04.19.72.710.67.011.84.0
Svalbard....................
Special agencies....................
Unknown police district....................

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

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (county). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2018
Absolute figures
Total317 92792 86630 54017 27037 4618 38645 69936 30744 9534 445
The whole country307 73785 98928 40317 21537 0408 26545 50636 03544 8494 435
Østfold18 1393 8872 0319162 2324212 9062 4633 063220
Akershus32 6559 7982 8151 3993 4321 3503 9704 3295 246316
Oslo63 50624 2186 1164 1967 6129956 7808 8264 455308
Hedmark11 4962 3221 4474641 1332821 7501 0622 905131
Oppland7 7891 5938013448492021 1756921 988145
Buskerud12 9813 6691 3716471 5563262 0271 3161 922147
Vestfold13 6463 6531 1136691 6433102 3621 6372 073186
Telemark11 1942 9719127421 4882911 7301 0361 896128
Aust-Agder6 9191 6287083858791711 1147441 147143
Vest-Agder10 9663 1337526471 5172251 6711 3441 504173
Rogaland27 2257 6672 2581 7883 2236445 0363 1083 094407
Hordaland27 1288 5482 3721 4803 3128263 9762 7153 536363
Sogn og Fjordane4 2715482752264811106264261 430149
Møre og Romsdal10 9802 1121 0245721 3744851 8661 3531 919275
Trøndelag22 5065 9322 4051 3372 4385763 4532 0663 947352
Nordland11 2271 6878056291 7764562 3871 2341 986267
Troms - Romsa9 0261 7175964161 2463471 7631 0161 686239
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 762685365317727206770514874304
Svalbard13321111017115141628
Norway, unknown county1 1882002263110541129140162154
Abroad, without known county10 1906 8772 1375542112119327210410
County not stated0000000000
Per 1 000 population
Total60.017.55.83.37.11.68.66.98.50.8
The whole country58.116.25.43.37.01.68.66.88.50.8
Østfold61.413.26.93.17.61.49.88.310.40.7
Akershus53.216.04.62.35.62.26.57.18.50.5
Oslo94.336.09.16.211.31.510.113.16.60.5
Hedmark58.411.87.32.45.81.48.95.414.70.7
Oppland41.08.44.21.84.51.16.23.610.50.8
Buskerud46.113.04.92.35.51.27.24.76.80.5
Vestfold54.814.74.52.76.61.29.56.68.30.7
Telemark64.617.15.34.38.61.710.06.010.90.7
Aust-Agder59.013.96.03.37.51.59.56.39.81.2
Vest-Agder58.816.84.03.58.11.29.07.28.10.9
Rogaland57.516.24.83.86.81.410.66.66.50.9
Hordaland51.916.44.52.86.31.67.65.26.80.7
Sogn og Fjordane38.75.02.52.14.41.05.73.913.01.4
Møre og Romsdal41.17.93.82.15.11.87.05.17.21.0
Trøndelag49.112.95.22.95.31.37.54.58.60.8
Nordland46.16.93.32.67.31.99.85.18.21.1
Troms - Romsa54.210.33.62.57.52.110.66.110.11.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku62.59.04.84.29.52.710.16.711.54.0
Svalbard....................
Norway, unknown county....................
Abroad, without known county....................
County not stated....................

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

Offences reported to the police, by group of offence and scene of crime (size of municipality). Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Other offences for profit¬ Criminal damage¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Sexual offences¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences
2018
Absolute figures
Total317 92792 86630 54017 27037 4618 38645 69936 30744 9534 445
The whole country307 73785 98928 40317 21537 0408 26545 50636 03544 8494 435
0-1 999 inhabitants4 6166914592475442325373311 244331
2 000-4 999 inhabitants15 7722 4441 6448041 8654981 8351 4304 550702
5 000-9 999 inhabitants24 0973 9462 3721 3243 0527563 5022 5456 004596
10 000-19 999 inhabitants35 6296 9863 5681 9384 6061 4135 3903 9597 106663
20 000-29 999 inhabitants30 1856 9223 1811 6243 6589155 2113 0855 186403
30 000-49 999 inhabitants42 15311 2553 6001 9284 9269547 7975 5205 703470
50 000 inhabitants or more153 45753 41413 2649 29718 2183 42721 02918 95514 8221 031
Norway, unknown size of municipality1 8283313155317170205210234239
Abroad, without known size of municipality10 1906 8772 1375542112119327210410
Unknown size of municipality0000000000
Per 1 000 population
Total60.017.55.83.37.11.68.66.98.50.8
The whole country58.116.25.43.37.01.68.66.88.50.8
0-1 999 inhabitants39.45.93.92.14.62.04.62.810.62.8
2 000-4 999 inhabitants38.86.04.02.04.61.24.53.511.21.7
5 000-9 999 inhabitants39.66.53.92.25.01.25.84.29.91.0
10 000-19 999 inhabitants45.99.04.62.55.91.87.05.19.20.9
20 000-29 999 inhabitants46.110.64.92.55.61.48.04.77.90.6
30 000-49 999 inhabitants70.818.96.03.28.31.613.19.39.60.8
50 000 inhabitants or more71.825.06.24.38.51.69.88.96.90.5
Norway, unknown size of municipality....................
Abroad, without known size of municipality....................
Unknown size of municipality....................

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

Offences reported to the police, by selected groups of offence and scene of crime (municipality). Two-year average. Absolute figures and per 1 000 population
All groups of offences¬ Property theft¬ Violence and maltreatment¬ Drug and alcohol offences¬ Public order and integrity violations¬ Traffic offences¬ Other offences (incl. Other offences for profit, Criminal damage and Sexual offences)
Absolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 populationAbsolute figuresPer 1 000 population
2017-2018
Total318 27260.193 87717.737 0747.046 3158.735 8086.845 3518.659 84911.3
The whole country307 95858.286 91116.436 6446.946 1178.735 5676.745 2088.557 51110.9
All counties307 08058.086 76216.436 5736.946 0248.735 4706.745 1028.557 15010.8
All municipalities283 84853.680 46415.234 0636.442 4928.033 2746.341 2097.852 3489.9
Østfold18 55562.84 26314.42 2377.62 96810.02 4768.43 01510.23 59712.2
Halden3 332107.451216.538212.365121.046114.951816.780926.1
Moss2 13265.458518.02838.735610.92979.12266.938711.9
Sarpsborg3 29259.380914.64267.75229.44237.656210.15529.9
Fredrikstad4 91960.71 33316.55747.17919.86277.781410.17819.6
Hvaler18340.36113.4255.5132.9143.1153.35612.3
Aremark5035.796.485.7....85.7117.9139.3
Marker461129.2205.6154.212334.55816.39225.815543.5
Rømskog2130.8....................1420.5
Trøgstad38371.8438.1397.37213.513124.5478.8529.7
Spydeberg25042.7508.5396.7183.1376.3508.5579.7
Askim86854.920312.81278.0925.81579.91056.618611.8
Eidsberg69460.813311.7928.1968.4998.712711.114813.0
Skiptvet11028.7256.5143.7143.7133.4195.0266.8
Rakkestad37746.0769.3455.5384.6374.58810.79411.5
Råde40854.79312.5506.7506.7334.412616.9577.6
Rygge71344.324315.1684.2966.0553.41086.71449.0
Våler (Østfold)13825.2386.9193.5122.291.6295.3325.8
Hobøl22740.4325.7325.7244.3193.48114.4396.9
Unknown municipalities, Østfold............................
Akershus32 42252.89 71715.83 4695.64 3397.13 8116.25 4488.95 6399.2
Vestby82046.924313.9965.51116.3844.81428.11468.3
Ski1 80058.363720.62046.61896.11565.138512.52307.4
Ås1 04452.036818.3944.71296.4804.021410.71608.0
Frogn69744.31368.6905.7664.2573.623815.11117.1
Nesodden49325.61487.7784.0532.7613.2412.11125.8
Oppegård1 17943.434812.81063.9943.51144.237013.61485.4
Bærum5 18841.42 04416.34974.04853.95584.47315.88737.0
Asker2 28137.477512.72383.92383.92984.93395.63936.5
Aurskog-Høland54032.91116.8825.0593.6523.2814.91579.6
Sørum57231.81186.6663.7703.9452.51468.11297.2
Fet1 01887.312610.818816.1695.9383.313311.446640.0
Rælingen91351.11367.6693.9915.1502.845225.31166.5
Enebakk40036.5766.9686.2363.3373.4736.711210.2
Lørenskog1 86248.263916.52516.52546.61714.42125.53368.7
Skedsmo4 29479.31 26723.44939.154510.163211.75259.783215.4
Nittedal76032.31817.7813.4853.6562.42239.51355.7
Gjerdrum14721.9334.9263.9162.4152.2182.7406.0
Ullensaker6 081166.31 81049.537910.41 48540.61 08629.769318.962817.2
Nes (Akershus)63829.41517.01225.6683.1723.3743.41517.0
Eidsvoll1 15746.926910.91536.21345.41084.424610.024710.0
Nannestad45134.1836.3846.3594.5332.5937.01007.6
Hurdal9131.3217.2103.482.8113.8227.6206.9
Unknown municipalities, Akershus............................
Oslo municipality63 02193.623 67335.27 41011.06 99010.49 00613.44 3826.511 56217.2
Hedmark11 16956.72 33211.81 1245.71 5247.71 0805.52 96115.02 15010.9
Kongsvinger97654.420011.21417.91578.8995.518910.519010.6
Hamar1 94762.964120.72257.335511.51986.41484.838112.3
Ringsaker1 28937.72587.61444.22647.7962.82397.02898.5
Løten765100.5628.1415.4455.9354.650766.67610.0
Stange1 00648.71567.6964.61316.31547.526012.620910.1
Nord-Odal20440.0377.3244.7214.16112.0224.3407.8
Sør-Odal30538.7678.5394.9415.2212.78410.7557.0
Eidskog49881.16410.4457.37412.0325.215625.412921.0
Grue19841.8367.6245.1173.6163.45010.55611.8
Åsnes34647.5658.9364.9466.3435.9577.810113.9
Våler (Hedmark)23162.85414.7308.2195.2256.85113.95414.7
Elverum1 61476.430714.51487.01738.21436.859328.125111.9
Trysil51778.717126.0365.5639.67010.79314.28412.8
Åmot26258.56013.4306.7337.4265.85612.55812.9
Stor-Elvdal16967.9156.0166.4187.283.28433.73012.0
Rendalen13875.52714.8105.5105.594.96032.82413.1
Engerdal8464.91612.464.653.9129.3118.53627.8
Tolga5334.185.2....85.2....95.82113.5
Tynset30253.95810.3223.9315.5223.913023.2407.1
Alvdal19279.2145.8....52.162.515262.7125.0
Folldal2616.674.5....63.8............
Os (Hedmark)5025.8126.273.684.1....105.2126.2
Unknown municipalities, Hedmark............................
Oppland7 66440.41 6208.58594.51 1366.06903.61 91610.11 4447.6
Lillehammer1 24344.547817.11124.02057.31124.01555.51826.5
Gjøvik1 51049.335911.71795.83029.91464.82377.72899.4
Dovre15859.8176.472.662.3134.98933.72710.2
Lesja12762.3104.962.952.5....8742.7157.4
Skjåk6328.9125.583.7....62.8198.7156.9
Lom5423.2135.662.6........166.9135.6
Vågå8423.1184.992.561.661.6277.4205.5
Nord-Fron23841.6325.6386.6193.3183.16511.36811.9
Sel27546.8325.4315.3254.3244.111619.8488.2
Sør-Fron7323.2103.261.9113.561.9257.9165.1
Ringebu14933.5409.0163.661.392.05211.7296.5
Øyer26852.28316.2163.1193.781.611121.6326.2
Gausdal12019.5274.4182.981.3132.1264.2294.7
Østre Toten45930.8573.8614.1473.2291.915410.31137.6
Vestre Toten58443.9785.9695.21007.5362.716812.613410.1
Jevnaker25437.5416.0395.8608.9253.7466.8456.6
Lunner37641.5515.6475.2606.6262.912714.0677.4
Gran60443.9946.8654.71178.5846.115811.5876.3
Søndre Land15527.4295.1305.3203.5183.2264.6356.2
Nordre Land19228.4294.3274.0233.4203.0446.5527.7
Sør-Aurdal9631.9144.6124.082.793.04113.6144.6
Etnedal2720.064.4............64.485.9
Nord-Aurdal35555.1528.1406.2629.6548.49014.0589.0
Vestre Slidre6630.9104.762.894.262.8136.12310.8
Øystre Slidre8727.0257.882.592.8144.3165.0175.3
Vang5232.5116.974.4........116.9159.4
Unknown municipalities, Oppland............................
Buskerud13 60048.33 67013.01 5825.62 2958.11 3694.92 1437.62 5429.0
Drammen4 48465.31 51722.15427.976411.15658.24116.068610.0
Kongsberg1 13141.332211.71003.62147.81114.01766.42097.6
Ringerike1 69255.931010.22819.335411.71986.52739.02789.2
Hole25437.2466.7182.6304.4172.58212.0629.1
Flå4744.01211.2............1816.876.5
Nes (Buskerud)15546.4226.6113.3103.0103.07723.0278.1
Gol23551.55011.0265.7378.1214.66514.2388.3
Hemsedal246100.112952.5229.03112.693.72811.42811.4
Ål15232.9245.2173.7122.6153.25511.9306.5
Hol23952.98819.5194.2265.8163.5388.45411.9
Sigdal7621.8154.392.6113.261.7174.9195.4
Krødsherad10345.23113.694.0125.373.12511.0219.2
Modum52738.0946.8574.1745.3503.6805.817412.5
Øvre Eiker84744.822211.7844.41698.9693.61347.11709.0
Nedre Eiker1 05842.52369.51104.42018.11004.01405.627210.9
Lier1 18245.531011.91064.11636.3863.331712.22027.8
Røyken63128.11315.8934.11135.0512.31054.71396.2
Hurum37339.5869.1576.0656.9232.4677.1778.1
Flesberg7226.8207.472.6....72.6217.8155.6
Rollag3222.7........53.5....64.3139.2
Nore og Uvdal6827.483.2104.0....83.2124.82811.3
Unknown municipalities, Buskerud............................
Vestfold13 57854.53 64014.61 5936.42 49510.01 6216.52 0298.12 2028.8
Horten1 48354.334212.52037.433612.31896.91896.92258.2
Tønsberg3 59579.31 30828.84018.862213.73928.63607.951411.3
Sandefjord3 46255.389614.34046.55899.44577.35208.35979.5
Svelvik17826.7395.8294.3192.8243.6233.4446.6
Larvik2 64156.455611.93066.558212.42856.148310.34309.2
Sande (Vestfold)40541.610210.5343.5575.9373.811011.3676.9
Holmestrand69548.91107.7825.81067.51329.315410.81117.8
Re28029.1394.1242.5414.3262.710010.4515.3
Færder83631.32489.31104.11445.4813.0893.31666.2
Unknown municipalities, Vestfold6..........................
Telemark10 96963.32 89316.71 4198.21 82910.59805.71 89710.91 95311.3
Porsgrunn2 76776.777421.43178.845212.51985.559016.343612.1
Skien3 58765.81 09520.155210.155610.23446.34327.961011.2
Notodden83966.314811.71068.417013.4997.815612.316112.7
Siljan6828.9177.283.493.873.0125.1177.2
Bamble92765.424817.5845.918413.0594.219013.416311.5
Kragerø77273.517816.9918.712712.1969.114513.813713.0
Drangedal22755.35012.2307.3358.5245.8409.74811.7
Nome31347.4497.4517.76610.0284.2609.1619.2
Bø (Telem.)35855.410215.8538.27711.9294.5457.0538.2
Sauherad15034.4266.0235.3173.9184.1347.8337.6
Tinn24141.2427.2264.4528.9183.1386.56611.3
Hjartdal6641.61710.7....74.474.41610.11610.1
Seljord17258.13812.8279.13110.5237.83210.8237.8
Kviteseid12150.5197.9135.4229.283.32410.03615.0
Nissedal6141.02315.474.753.464.096.0128.1
Fyresdal5037.91612.164.564.5....86.1118.3
Tokke6730.0167.262.7........198.5208.9
Vinje18750.44111.1195.1133.5143.84812.95414.6
Unknown municipalities, Telemark............................
Aust-Agder6 94059.21 70414.58617.31 19710.27536.41 1549.81 27210.9
Risør31045.07310.6446.4537.7375.4446.4629.0
Grimstad1 31056.932214.01526.623710.31285.61707.430213.1
Arendal3 19871.679417.84009.064114.43738.450111.248911.0
Gjerstad13353.9187.3187.3197.7156.14116.6228.9
Vegårshei8239.32612.573.4146.7....178.1178.1
Tvedestrand34055.97412.2416.7599.7325.36410.57111.7
Froland25944.7396.7335.7457.8335.76110.5498.5
Lillesand53949.613612.5686.3605.5545.012411.4989.0
Birkenes21040.56212.0316.0193.7285.4275.2458.7
Åmli9048.82413.0105.4147.6126.5179.2147.6
Iveland6548.91511.396.886.0....107.51914.3
Evje og Hornnes18851.94512.4256.9185.0236.3359.74311.9
Bygland5948.91814.997.5........1714.186.6
Valle8065.31915.5108.2........2016.32621.2
Bykle8184.64344.977.366.366.31010.41010.4
Unknown municipalities, Aust-Agder............................
Vest-Agder11 33860.83 40218.21 5128.11 6769.01 3577.31 5598.41 8329.8
Kristiansand6 64472.72 26624.88659.51 04111.48969.86146.796410.5
Mandal98162.623615.11388.815810.1996.320212.91499.5
Farsund40741.810811.1697.1464.7535.4404.1939.6
Flekkefjord31034.2566.2566.2343.8384.2505.5778.5
Vennesla73450.518112.5926.31268.7795.41349.21238.5
Songdalen29043.6548.1436.5619.2304.5538.0507.5
Søgne60653.420317.9675.9504.4353.114713.01059.3
Marnardal8336.02510.8....146.1114.8166.9135.6
Åseral3638.277.4............77.41010.6
Audnedal6637.0147.884.5116.295.0179.595.0
Lindesnes21643.7469.3316.3244.9112.26012.2459.1
Lyngdal51460.010712.5738.5526.1465.412814.910912.7
Hægebostad5029.4148.2....74.1....116.5105.9
Kvinesdal32153.3538.8549.0447.3427.07011.6599.8
Sirdal8445.63418.573.863.3....147.62111.4
Unknown municipalities, Vest-Agder............................
Rogaland26 98157.07 95116.83 1056.64 91310.42 8786.13 1666.74 96910.5
Eigersund73949.61238.3906.01117.5825.518412.415010.1
Sandnes4 56859.81 45819.14776.285911.34576.06027.97169.4
Stavanger9 10268.43 48626.21 0117.61 50211.38996.86064.61 59912.0
Haugesund3 42392.194425.443611.781321.945412.22597.051813.9
Sokndal8124.3164.8133.961.8....144.2298.7
Lund12538.6164.9164.9206.2113.43711.4257.7
Bjerkreim12343.5155.3134.672.572.55720.2269.2
66435.41487.9965.1884.7603.21085.81648.7
Klepp86645.119710.3844.41427.4743.91558.121611.2
Time1 16362.234518.51286.81789.51347.21397.424112.9
Gjesdal55146.416213.7534.512110.2352.9806.71028.6
Sola1 20345.828610.91054.028911.01104.21345.128010.7
Randaberg45541.5787.1444.0615.613111.9474.3968.7
Forsand4838.5129.664.864.8....75.61512.0
Strand41833.1624.9635.01118.8413.2594.7826.5
Hjelmeland6323.1114.0103.751.882.972.6238.4
Suldal8622.3164.2133.471.871.8133.4328.3
Sauda19141.0255.4265.64810.3265.6204.34710.1
Finnøy10432.5123.892.8103.172.2319.73611.3
Rennesøy17435.9306.2255.2204.171.45812.0347.0
Kvitsøy814.8........................
Bokn5464.089.5............2529.61416.6
Tysvær38635.0797.2423.8474.3272.41009.1928.3
Karmøy2 00247.43879.23087.33929.32004.73327.93849.1
Utsira............................
Vindafjord38844.1384.3364.1748.49410.79811.1495.6
Unknown municipalities, Rogaland............................
Hordaland27 77653.28 89817.03 3326.44 0257.72 7155.23 7167.15 0919.7
Bergen18 87667.57 14325.52 2177.92 5959.31 9226.91 9266.93 07411.0
Etne14535.5204.9163.9194.7143.44611.3317.6
Sveio24442.6274.7305.2264.5142.49115.95710.0
Bømlo27623.2443.7433.6413.4292.4473.9736.1
Stord95951.11518.01327.020711.01417.51508.01799.5
Fitjar10332.2123.8165.0185.6113.4247.5237.2
Tysnes10536.8176.0134.6155.393.2186.33411.9
Kvinnherad35927.2574.3433.3654.9372.8564.21037.8
Jondal2119.2........54.6........87.3
Odda47168.97811.4395.7517.5345.019127.98011.7
Ullensvang6519.3123.692.782.461.8123.6195.6
Eidfjord8389.299.7............5356.91010.7
Ulvik2320.665.4................65.4
Granvin3335.477.5............1111.866.4
Voss70148.120614.1714.9996.8513.515810.81188.1
Kvam20524.2313.7273.2222.6253.0445.2576.7
Fusa8722.2215.4102.6133.3....153.8256.4
Samnanger7731.3156.1....83.283.2239.3208.1
Os (Hordaland)86442.01547.51316.41859.0914.41316.41738.4
Austevoll10319.8152.9193.7152.971.3163.1326.2
Sund20028.2365.1273.8486.8121.7253.5537.5
Fjell1 23748.133112.91285.02319.0803.11505.831812.4
Askøy94232.42057.11254.31806.2802.81334.62207.6
Vaksdal12129.3204.8112.7........4811.6348.2
Modalen1950.0........821.1....513.2....
Osterøy15318.8253.1263.291.1121.5334.1496.0
Meland23929.6506.2455.6334.1182.2425.2516.3
Øygarden13527.7255.1204.1163.391.8153.15110.5
Radøy14227.7356.8224.3142.791.8326.2316.0
Lindås67242.61328.4795.0825.2734.618211.51268.0
Austrheim8228.3124.1165.5....93.1196.5248.3
Fedje814.3........................
Masfjorden3620.8................2112.1....
Unknown municipalities, Hordaland............................
Sogn og Fjordane4 23838.45444.94964.56866.24003.61 36812.47466.8
Flora57047.5877.3857.113811.5685.7806.71149.5
Gulen4820.573.073.062.652.1146.093.8
Solund1619.8................56.267.4
Hyllestad3827.6....1510.9....53.6....85.8
Høyanger18845.3276.5204.8358.4245.8297.05413.0
Vik6825.472.6145.2103.7103.7166.0124.5
Balestrand2822.2........54.0....97.175.5
Leikanger2912.4....62.6........73.062.6
Sogndal36745.5647.9486.0627.7546.7749.2668.2
Aurland12369.2137.395.173.973.96838.22011.2
Lærdal525243.8104.662.8115.173.3473219.7198.8
Årdal10720.3163.0183.4244.561.1132.5305.7
Luster10119.381.5244.661.1163.1244.6254.8
Askvoll6019.792.9103.3103.3....103.3175.6
Fjaler5820.4113.9....51.851.8144.9196.7
Gaular5719.051.7....82.7....248.0155.0
Jølster11939.1134.3103.3258.2103.35417.782.6
Førde60646.31078.2856.514110.8675.11299.9786.0
Naustdal9935.0103.572.5207.151.84214.9165.7
Bremanger9725.7112.9143.7102.792.4215.6338.8
Vågsøy16026.7172.8203.3355.8203.3254.2437.2
Selje4917.882.9....51.862.2....217.6
Eid26142.4477.6437.0599.6203.2508.1437.0
Hornindal6555.365.1............5546.8....
Gloppen15826.9172.9183.1284.8203.4325.4447.5
Stryn24834.5354.9253.5334.6233.29713.5365.0
Unknown municipalities, Sogn og Fjordane............................
Møre og Romsdal10 74540.31 9747.41 3855.21 7376.51 3134.91 9207.22 4179.1
Molde1 22145.427010.01505.62489.21786.61666.22107.8
Ålesund2 74657.860212.73587.552611.13868.13447.253211.2
Kristiansund1 47360.634114.01978.126510.92299.41395.730412.5
Vanylven4915.4103.192.8........92.8165.0
Sande (Møre og Romsdal)5220.6....72.862.483.2114.4166.3
Herøy (Møre og Romsdal)21724.2202.2394.4252.8202.2606.7556.1
Ulstein36142.2698.1546.3657.6384.4677.8708.2
Hareid17033.0193.7326.2234.5193.7448.5356.8
Volda38341.79710.6657.1495.3434.7566.1748.1
Ørsta45542.1656.0494.5373.4413.811810.914613.5
Ørskog12454.7....146.2208.883.56126.9187.9
Norddal3621.6116.6........53.084.874.2
Stranda9420.5153.3143.1163.5102.2235.0183.9
Stordal2929.8................1010.377.2
Sykkylven19225.0192.5344.4334.3182.3344.4557.1
Skodje19241.0153.2224.7357.5122.68317.7265.6
Sula23525.7343.7293.2616.7212.3353.8576.2
Giske19323.3242.9242.9384.6222.7344.1526.3
Haram14815.8151.6222.4151.6171.8323.4485.1
Vestnes18928.8233.5253.8203.0111.7619.3517.8
Rauma31642.1425.6222.9374.9162.113818.4628.3
Nesset10033.982.7165.472.4196.4258.5268.8
Midsund3416.662.983.9....62.9....94.4
Sandøy1310.3....................75.5
Aukra8122.892.582.2143.9102.8154.2267.3
Fræna31832.5373.8444.5484.9313.2737.5878.9
Eide11433.1154.4185.2113.2102.9288.1339.6
Averøy21136.0325.5213.6356.0233.9406.86110.4
Gjemnes9235.151.962.362.351.95822.1135.0
Tingvoll11437.0258.1103.2123.9196.2216.8289.1
Sunndal32745.9436.0375.2425.9354.9436.012918.1
Surnadal19432.5488.0183.0193.2274.5315.2528.7
Rindal (-2018)4120.1115.462.9....52.5146.952.5
Halsa4428.063.8....74.5....106.41610.2
Smøla4018.452.3....62.8....62.8188.3
Aure10529.2205.6143.971.9123.3246.7298.1
Unknown municipalities, Møre og Romsdal50..9..................29..
Trøndelag23 09450.36 27913.72 4985.43 5197.72 1884.83 8748.44 73710.3
Trondheim12 61465.24 52023.41 2456.42 01910.41 2296.41 3336.92 26911.7
Steinkjer94442.72049.21084.91647.4924.21778.01999.0
Namsos50638.7735.6896.8977.4503.8655.013310.2
Hemne13832.7225.2266.2163.881.9378.8317.3
Snillfjord6666.9................4747.6....
Hitra28060.2306.5337.1326.9296.29921.35812.5
Frøya20240.7163.2244.8285.691.86913.95611.3
Ørland25948.4387.1438.0295.4295.4407.58015.0
Agdenes6538.61810.784.8........2011.9158.9
Bjugn16734.3153.1173.5142.9132.76613.6449.0
Åfjord11936.392.7123.792.7103.13310.14714.3
Roan1414.7....................66.3
Osen1616.5....................55.2
Oppdal25937.2689.8294.2263.7263.7537.6588.3
Rennebu13452.7218.383.1114.3114.36626.0187.1
Meldal11429.0112.8215.371.8112.8399.9276.9
Orkdal54845.9907.5665.5766.4544.516413.71008.4
Røros24042.46010.6315.5366.4244.2335.85810.2
Holtålen4622.763.0............136.4167.9
Midtre Gauldal18429.6233.7294.7152.4294.7416.6487.7
Melhus58435.61197.2623.8875.3482.91589.61126.8
Skaun31638.8394.8293.6334.1172.114718.1536.5
Klæbu10617.4223.6142.3122.0162.6111.8315.1
Malvik41729.9564.0443.2503.6221.614310.21047.5
Selbu12530.5184.4163.9112.7102.4245.94711.5
Tydal2631.256.0................89.6
Meråker13253.5187.3114.5239.3156.1176.95120.7
Stjørdal1 32955.526311.01636.830612.81094.52369.825310.6
Frosta8733.3124.693.462.3114.2207.63111.9
Levanger75537.51487.4944.71246.2693.41517.51708.5
Verdal78952.815210.2946.3986.6936.216310.918912.6
Verran5723.072.8........62.4114.42610.5
Namdalseid5534.7........53.2....3220.2116.9
Snåase - Snåsa5023.9104.873.3........157.2136.2
Lierne3223.2139.4................75.1
Raarvihke - Røyrvik1735.9....................1021.1
Namsskogan6976.5................4752.11112.2
Grong8435.0145.8114.6135.462.52711.3156.3
Høylandet3225.2................118.7129.5
Overhalla10126.371.8102.6277.071.8266.8266.8
Fosnes1117.8....................69.7
Flatanger2219.9....................1311.8
Vikna15935.4112.4255.6235.1224.9276.05211.6
Nærøy22544.0285.5305.9244.7326.3499.66312.3
Leka915.5........................
Inderøy17726.1202.9172.5202.9162.4598.7476.9
Indre Fosen26626.4363.6333.3323.2171.7818.0696.8
Unknown municipalities, Trøndelag159..43..16..20..22..15..44..
Nordland11 33946.61 6846.91 7537.22 2989.41 2895.32 0678.52 2499.2
Bodø2 83855.05019.73947.681215.73116.03717.24518.7
Narvik1 02254.81337.11397.518810.11417.61719.225113.5
Bindal3322.264.0....53.4....96.1117.4
Sømna3014.9........52.552.584.063.0
Brønnøy24831.2334.2526.5313.9374.7475.9496.2
Vega3125.4........75.7........97.4
Vevelstad917.8........................
Herøy (Nordland)4826.8....73.9137.373.973.9116.1
Alstahaug31742.6506.7577.7597.9405.4364.87610.2
Leirfjord5925.683.5104.3....62.6219.1125.2
Vefsn71953.5816.01259.314811.0836.214610.913710.2
Grane8960.8....74.885.5....5739.0106.8
Hattfjelldal4934.775.0117.8....75.085.71712.0
Dønna3927.864.3128.6....64.3....107.1
Nesna5329.4126.684.473.995.073.9126.6
Hemnes15233.8204.4163.6306.7163.6449.8276.0
Rana1 44255.02419.22379.028811.01626.22559.72609.9
Lurøy4020.873.663.1....73.652.6147.3
Træna2350.7613.2....817.6............
Rødøy1814.4....................108.0
Meløy31149.0253.9507.97612.0507.9457.16710.6
Gildeskål11055.184.0136.53919.5105.02010.02211.0
Beiarn2019.4....76.8............54.9
Saltdal22548.0204.34910.4357.5204.36213.2418.7
Fauske - Fuosko60762.1798.110110.312312.6727.413413.710010.2
Sørfold6633.463.0136.673.573.52010.1147.1
Steigen6324.9135.1124.772.8....114.3176.7
Hamarøy - Hábmer9351.6137.2168.984.4126.72212.22312.8
Divtasvuodna - Tysfjord9448.194.6157.763.173.694.64925.1
Lødingen8540.4104.8146.794.3....3215.2199.0
Tjeldsund7761.264.875.6........2620.73326.2
Evenes7352.61410.1....117.975.02618.7128.7
Ballangen8935.3145.693.672.8166.3249.5207.9
Røst1630.9....................59.7
Værøy3850.9........1216.1........1418.8
Flakstad4534.675.496.953.8....1310.0107.7
Vestvågøy54748.0807.0958.3938.2615.41119.71099.6
Vågan37939.4697.2596.1626.5474.9697.2757.8
Hadsel25531.7374.6405.0445.5232.9536.6597.3
Bø (Nordland)7428.283.0103.893.4124.6103.8269.9
Øksnes16235.7173.7306.6306.6204.4378.1316.8
Sortland - Suortá50548.6928.8726.9827.9565.412011.5848.1
Andøy12325.1275.5244.9122.4132.7132.7346.9
Moskenes3129.065.665.6............109.4
Unknown municipalities, Nordland............................
Troms - Romsa8 95653.81 85011.11 2107.31 69310.29865.91 6389.81 5829.5
Harstad (-2012)..............
Tromsø4 62461.11 27716.95617.495312.64846.46819.06698.8
Harstad - Hárstták1 18747.81957.91957.929011.71536.21435.82128.5
Kvæfjord9632.872.482.7144.8....4314.7237.9
Skånland10133.793.0186.0144.793.0227.33010.0
Bjarkøy (-2012)..............
Ibestad4734.1....64.385.8....96.51813.0
Gratangen4338.598.187.2....65.476.3119.8
Loabák - Lavangen3533.0....109.4........65.7109.4
Bardu23960.1389.6297.3184.54010.17719.4399.8
Salangen10949.0198.5229.9229.9146.3135.8219.4
Målselv39858.5608.8487.1608.8659.610815.9598.7
Sørreisa11934.1144.0174.9246.9154.3277.7236.6
Dyrøy3025.8................54.31311.2
Tranøy6139.774.6106.5117.295.9106.51610.4
Torsken2930.8....88.5............1111.7
Berg2628.8................66.71314.4
Lenvik61853.1817.01059.01059.0907.712310.61159.9
Balsfjord34360.7325.7366.4376.5244.214826.26711.9
Karlsøy5223.083.5104.473.1........208.8
Lyngen9934.4103.5217.382.893.1196.63311.5
Storfjord - Omasvuotna - Omasvuono18298.173.8126.52312.4105.48143.65026.9
Gáivuotna - Kåfjord - Kaivuono9645.083.8209.4125.694.22511.72310.8
Skjervøy6221.282.7124.1103.462.1113.8165.5
Nordreisa - Ráisa - Raisi23347.1367.3428.5438.7214.2387.75511.1
Kvænangen9073.5108.286.51613.1....2722.12520.4
Unknown municipalities, Troms42......5..7......8..16..
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 70061.76728.87329.67099.35637.485511.21 17115.4
Vardø14066.4157.13014.22411.42110.0167.63516.6
Vadsø28146.6325.3589.6335.5528.6366.07111.8
Hammerfest64261.01049.9928.712612.01039.8797.513913.2
Guovdageaidnu - Kautokeino20168.2237.8248.1186.1155.15619.06622.4
Alta1 40568.126813.021310.323111.21316.326612.929614.3
Loppa4042.5....55.3............2526.6
Hasvik6563.61110.81413.754.976.81514.71413.7
Kvalsund152148.01211.71312.71312.754.97875.93231.2
Måsøy4637.464.9108.1............1915.4
Nordkapp12137.4175.2237.1154.682.5237.13611.1
Porsanger - Porsángu - Porsanki30777.46616.66015.1297.3235.86015.17017.7
Kárásjohka - Karasjok13951.5165.9217.872.6155.6238.55821.5
Lebesby9368.9....2014.81914.196.796.73425.2
Gamvik5749.4....1210.41210.476.1108.71311.3
Berlevåg5657.0....99.21313.2........2222.4
Deatnu - Tana20168.8165.5227.53612.3155.14515.46823.3
Unjárga - Nesseby5154.0....88.566.4....2425.488.5
Båtsfjord7834.583.5146.2167.1104.4104.4219.3
Sør-Varanger59958.9636.2868.5999.713012.8929.013112.9
Unknown municipalities, Finnmark33......................17..
County not stated11 191..7 115..501..291..338..249..2 698..

About the statistics

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

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Standard classifications

The following Statistics Norway standards are used:

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

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

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

County (scene of crime).

Municipality (scene of crime).

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

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

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

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

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

Administrative information

Name and topic

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

Responsible division

Division for Income and social welfare statistics

Regional level

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

Frequency and timeliness

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

International reporting

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

Microdata

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

Background

Background and purpose

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

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

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

Users and applications

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

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

Equal treatment of users

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

Coherence with other statistics

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

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

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

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

Related external statistics

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

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

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

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

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

Legal authority

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

EEA reference

Not relevant.

Production

Population

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

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

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

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

Data sources and sampling

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

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

Collection of data, editing and estimations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

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

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

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

Comparability over time and space

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

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

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

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

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

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

New registration practice from 1994/1995

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

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

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

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

Changes to STRASAK in 2002

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

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

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

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

Municipality statistics

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

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

Introduction of the new penal code on 1 October 2015

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

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

Other changes

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

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

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

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

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

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revision

Not relevant