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     Crimes per capita   

Offences per 100,000 inhabitants

 

Some main categories Year

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

Offences against public authorities

41

84

74

65

Fraud and forgery

179

118

113

114

Sexual offences

113

125

95

98

Violence against the person

465

452

413

443

Crimes against privacy laws

265

303

253

264

Enrichment offences

3,039

2,643

2,391

2,074

Vandalism

1,447

1,347

1,217

901

Unlawful use of property

198

143

159

119

Narcotics offences

347

481

575

619

Alcohol offences

693

697

535

601

Traffic violations

23,072

19,714

19,191

14,833

Figures have changed somewhat since previous issues as traffic accidents are no longer included in crime statistics, and also due to changes in the police registry. Forced entry offences are not added to theft offences like in previous statistical reports.

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Click on thumbnails to the right of the table to see graphs that show comparison between years within each main offence category.

Offence Categories

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Offences against public authorities

Violence against police

23.8

30.5

27.5

23.2

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Violence against public servant

3.5

2.4

1.7

3.8

Bribery

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Defamation of public servant

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

Intimidation of witnesses

2.1

2.1

1.0

0.3

Assisting prisoners or arrested persons to escape

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.7

Breach of seal

2.8

2.1

1.7

2.4

Failure to obey police instructions

0.7

33.7

31.7

23.5

Obstructing the police in the course of their work

0.3

8.7

5.5

5.8

An individual practices official power that he/she does not possess

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

Unlawful use of uniform or insignia belonging to public authorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

Other offences against authorities

7.7

3.8

4.5

4.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fraud and forgery

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Forgery of bank notes

11.5

5.6

8.3

2.0

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Forgery, other than money

0.7

0.7

0.0

1.4

Forgery, documents

56.9

44.4

42.7

41.6

Forgery of cheques

14.7

5.9

5.2

5.5

Forgery of payment card

8.0

5.9

3.1

11.6

Forgery of commercial bill

6.6

4.2

1.7

2.7

Forgery of certificate of indebtedness

9.4

6.2

3.1

6.8

Forgery of medical prescriptions

17.1

11.1

14.8

13.6

Other forgery

11.9

6.2

3.8

0.7

Fraud – use of signature given under false pretences

1.0

0.7

1.0

0.3

Misappropriation of papers

37.7

21.9

28.2

23.9

Misrepresentation of papers

2.1

3.5

0.3

1.0

Misuse of stamp or seal

1.0

1.0

0.0

1.0

Perversion of evidence

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

Other document offences

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.0

Trafficking of forged currency

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual offences

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Rape

25.9

23.9

17.6

24.9

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Rape involving other types of coercion

0.7

0.7

0.0

0.7

Exploitation of mental illness or deficiency

12.6

9.0

8.3

8.5

Exploitation by warders or staff of prisons, patients, etc

2.1

2.1

3.4

0.7

Exploitation of financial or other dependence

0.0

1.0

1.0

0.3

Other sexual harassment

1.4

1.4

1.0

7.2

Sexual offences, deceit

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

Incest with own child or other descendant

1.7

1.4

1.0

1.7

Other sexual molestation of own child or descendant

3.5

1.4

2.1

2.0

Incest / sexual acts between siblings

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

Intercourse with stepchild, ward, etc.

1.0

1.7

3.8

2.4

Other sexual abuse of stepchild, ward, etc.

0.7

1.7

2.4

3.1

Intercourse with child under 14

5.9

14.2

6.2

6.5

Other sexual offence against child under 14

10.1

9.7

1.0

13.0

Sexual offences, under 18 years of age seduced to carnal intercourse

0.7

2.1

1.0

0.7

Negligence pursuant to paragraphs 201 and 202 in the criminal law

0.3

0.7

0.3

0.3

Living off the promiscuity of others

0.3

1.4

0.0

0.0

Prostitution as means of livelihood

0.7

1.4

0.3

0.3

Duping, enticing or encouraging persons under 18 to live by promiscuity

0.0

0.0

6.5

0.0

Encouraging a person under 21 to move to or from the country to live by promiscuity

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Pimping; encouraging or profiting from promiscuity of others

0.3

1.7

0.0

0.0

Indecent behaviour

19.6

18.4

13.8

15.0

Distribution of pornography

1.0

2.4

1.7

0.7

Pornographic publications, pornographic pictures or other such items released to young people under the age of 18

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

Possession of child pornography

5.9

5.2

5.2

8.5

Publication of pornography

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.7

Other sexual offences

18.2

22.2

18.6

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violence against the person

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Homicide

1.4

0.0

1.0

1.0

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Manslaughter

2.4

2.8

2.1

0.3

Minor assault (common assault)

379.0

372.3

332.5

289.2

Minor assault

51.4

50.0

42.0

120.4

Major assault (grievous bodily harm)

13.3

17.0

20.3

19.8

Injury caused by carelessness

10.8

5.9

9.0

6.1

Causing danger to life and limb

2.1

0.7

0.3

2.4

Life and welfare of others put in obvious jeopardy by playful conduct or an otherwise unscrupulous act

0.0

0.0

0.3

1.4

Failure to assist person in mortal danger

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

Failure to attempt resuscitation

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

Attempted homicide

0.3

0.3

1.0

2.0

Various offences against life & limb

3.5

3.5

3.8

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crimes against privacy laws

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Breaking and entering

64.6

69.7

76.1

99.3

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Breach of exclusion order

0.3

2.1

2.8

0.0

Persecution (breach of exclusion order), defamation

2.1

2.8

2.4

4.8

Threats

146.4

164.1

127.7

145.6

Libel, slander

8.4

9.0

11.0

10.9

Prying illegally into private data, computerized or otherwise

0.0

1.4

0.3

0.3

Official reporting another person’s private affairs without there being sufficient reasons at hand justifying the act

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

Invasion of privacy. various

43.0

53.8

32.4

3.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrichment offences

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Forced entry

1,120.7

1,002.4

953.2

765.4

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Theft

1,658.3

1,379.2

1,176.9

1,085.0

Looting

12.9

22.2

24.4

31.7

Illegal handling of items found

14.7

11.1

12.4

6.5

Embezzlement – property

4.9

7.6

6.9

5.5

Embezzlement – money

30.4

30.2

27.5

16.7

Cheque fraud

18.2

10.1

7.2

6.1

Hotel fraud

2.4

1.7

1.4

7.8

Fraud with stolen cheques

5.6

1.4

5.2

2.4

Insurance fraud

1.4

1.0

1.4

1.7

Fraud - Payment card

5.6

24.3

32.0

35.8

Fraud – various

97.8

85.4

70.6

52.5

Commission fraud Contract fraud – credit card

8.0

0.7

3.1

1.7

Commission fraud – cheque

0.7

0.3

0.0

0.3

Commission fraud – various

6.3

6.2

3.1

1.4

Computer outfit destroyed, altered, added to or other arrangements made influencing the conclusion of computer processing

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

Restitution fraud

9.4

9.0

7.2

5.5

Extortion

0.3

1.4

0.7

1.4

Robbery

11.2

13.5

12.0

16.7

Abuse of faith or simplicity

3.8

2.4

0.7

1.4

Receipt or possession of stolen goods

18.2

18.4

39.9

27.6

Receipt of gains of financial crime

1.7

2.4

0.0

0.0

Various financial crimes

6.3

11.8

5.2

1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vandalism

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Minor vandalism

1,422.2

1,322.7

1,193.5

883.1

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Major vandalism

24.5

24.6

23.8

18.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlawful use of property

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Unlawful use of vehicle

183.4

133.6

150.8

110.9

 

 

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Other unlawful use of property

14.3

9.4

8.6

7.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narcotics offences

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Holding / using narcotics

220.8

328.6

412.0

473.4

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Importing narcotics

42.3

51.7

56.8

32.4

Distribution/sale of narcotics

24.5

40.6

35.8

38.9

Manufacturing narcotics

9.1

10.8

10.7

8.9

Various narcotics offences

50.7

48.9

59.9

65.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol offences

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Illegal distillation of alcohol (brewing)

8.0

6.9

4.5

4.1

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Illegal sale of alcohol

9.8

11.5

4.8

5.8

Serving alcohol to persons under 20

8.7

7.6

7.6

9.2

Persons under 18 in licensed premises

19.2

14.9

9.3

16.4

Serving alcohol in restaurant without license

0.3

1.0

0.0

2.0

Offence against prohibition on advertising alcohol

1.4

3.5

5.5

11.9

Public intoxication

601.2

604.1

466.8

540.3

Importation of alcohol by persons under the age of 20 years

0.0

0.7

0.0

0.0

Illegal possession of alcohol

3.8

4.5

2.8

10.2

Various alcohol offences

40.5

42.3

33.4

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic violations

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

 

Driving through a red light

796.9

696.4

604.8

351.0

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Failure to heed stop sign

1,063.4

307.1

280.2

151.8

Speeding according to radar measurements

9,628.3

8,793.1

8,332.2

8,013.3

Driving under the influence

649.4

612.1

610.0

663.7

All other traffic violations

10,934.5

9,305.6

9,364.2

5,653.1


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