Crimes by results of proceedings and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts


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CRIMES BY RESULTS OF PROCEEDINGS AND BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2018
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Total Crimes with proceeding finished with
Effective sentence Conditional sentence Acquittal sentence Suspension Release from penalty
Total 31 154 10 176 14 989 794 295 4 900
Civil courts - total 1 31 010 10 162 14 940 777 291 4 840
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 18 616 6 373 8 530 381 174 3 158
Severozapaden 4 749 1 833 2 042 90 42 742
Vidin 522 207 262 15 4 34
Vratsa 1 262 475 529 25 12 221
Lovech 851 309 360 13 7 162
Montana 687 241 296 23 7 120
Pleven 1 427 601 595 14 12 205
Severen tsentralen 3 894 1 266 1 790 91 29 718
Veliko Tarnovo 1 097 377 518 19 7 176
Gabrovo 633 194 354 12 1 72
Razgrad 815 282 318 31 8 176
Ruse 799 253 378 11 6 151
Silistra 550 160 222 18 7 143
Severoiztochen 3 980 1 346 1 790 101 51 692
Varna 1 592 621 623 59 22 267
Dobrich 939 282 492 10 18 137
Targovishte 586 170 267 17 4 128
Shumen 863 273 408 15 7 160
Yugoiztochen 5 993 1 928 2 908 99 52 1 006
Burgas 2 060 636 1 112 25 12 275
Sliven 1 335 479 592 23 4 237
Stara Zagora 1 759 564 777 14 25 379
Yambol 839 249 427 37 11 115
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 12 144 3 693 6 265 390 114 1 682
Yugozapaden 5 604 1 747 2 851 251 42 713
Blagoevgrad 1 602 466 835 48 13 240
Kyustendil 869 252 421 48 8 140
Pernik 538 162 281 13 1 81
Sofia 1 324 356 715 42 6 205
Sofia cap. 1 271 511 599 100 14 47
Yuzhen tsentralen 6 540 1 946 3 414 139 72 969
Kardzhali 531 122 288 10 6 105
Pazardzhik 1 173 302 586 33 33 219
Plovdiv 2 893 1 061 1 396 65 22 349
Smolyan 392 97 206 10 - 79
Haskovo 1 551 364 938 21 11 217
Specialized Criminal Court 250 96 145 6 3 -
Military courts 144 14 49 17 4 60

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
16.07.2019
Crimes, accused and persons convicted
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

„Health Care and Justice Statistics“ Department

Contact name

Adriana Tetevenska

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 592

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified16 July 2019
Metadata last posted16 July 2019
Metadata last update16 July 2019
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics of Crimes, accused and convicted persons statistics ensures comparable data on crimes, accused persons and persons convicted according to results of proceedings; the number of crimes with penalty inflicted by some kind and accussed and convicted persons. Data are presented by some kinds of crimes (according to the Penal Code), year of committment, age and sex, number of perpetrators, number of crimes, kind and size of penalties imposed.

Classification system
  • Classification of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);
  • Unified Classification of Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units (UCATTU).
Sector coverage

Cover aspects of the activity of Organisational units of the Ministry of Interior, National Investigation Office, Prosecution Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defence, Customs agency and State agency „National Security“  and regional, district and martial courts, acting within the territory of the country.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The number of crimes and persons convicted for certain reference year includes those with sentence that has come into force during the same year.

Persons convicted, conditionally sentenced persons, as well as acquitted persons, persons released from punishment, and persons against whom legal proceedings have been terminated are included in the total number of defendants.

Persons convicted with all kinds of inflicted penalty, including conditionally sentenced persons are included in the total number of persons convicted.

The crimes concluded with penalty inflicted include all crimes with inflicted penalty regardless they had been committed by one or more persons.

In case of complicity, a crime is considered to have been concluded with penalty inflicted if even when only one of the defendants has been convicted or conditionally sentenced.

A crime committed in complicity ends with acquittal in case when all persons have been acquitted.

Penal proceedings in case of a crime are considered to have been terminated with the termination of legal proceedings against the perpetrator or all perpetrators.

Preparation of crimes is included in the total number of attempted crimes.

In case of the conviction of a person for a number of crimes, data on the penalty inflicted on the person are provided for the most serious punishable offence, and data on each individual crime ? according to the respective type of crime. If according to the verdict in each case penal proceedings concerning these crimes have been concluded with an inflicted penalty, a conditional sentence, acquittal or termination of proceedings, data on each crime are provided under the respective verdict.

For instance, if a person had committed robbery of property, theft of property and fraud - a person has been convicted for the first two crimes, and acquitted for the third one. The person is considered convicted for robbery of property (the most serious punishable offence), while data on crimes have been reported according to the respective type of crime: the first one - as a robbery of property; the second one - as theft of property; and the third one - as fraud ended by acquittal.

In case a number of persons commit a crime, data on the crime itself are provided only once, while those concerning each perpetrator are given depending on the respective verdict.

The total number of defendants and persons convicted does not coincide with the actual number of defendants and persons convicted, as for the duration of the reporting year a person may appear a number of times as a defendant or person convicted.

In terms of the territorial distribution of persons convicted, the place of committing the most serious punishable offence is taken into account or the area of the last committed crime. As regards the continuing crime the territorial distribution is made by taking into account the last actions.

Crimes committed abroad and subject to the jurisdiction of Courts in the Republic of Bulgaria are included in the total number of crimes.

Data about crimes with penalty inflicted and persons convicted are given by districts, municipalities, cities and villages in accordance with the administrative-territorial division of the country according to the place of committing a crime.

All socio-economic indicators characterizing persons convicted refer to the moment of committing a crime.

The age of persons convicted is given in completed years. Persons who have completed 14, but not 18 years are considered as juveniles.

In cases when the person convicted has committed more than one crime, the table about imposed penalties indicates the penalty on an aggregate.

Convicted juvenile persons are included in the total number of persons convicted in spite of data on juveniles are differentiated.

Crimes for which an amnesty has been granted by virtue of amnesty laws adopted by the National Assembly in May, November and December (published respectively in State Gazette?, No. No. 37, 91 and 99/1990) are not included in the data on crimes and persons convicted.

Since 2008 to 2016 data on crimes and persons convicted are obtained on the basis of the NSI statistical survey data and data from administrative source  (the Unified Information System for Counteraction to Criminality).

Statistical unit

The survey object is the activity of the regional and district courts on penal trials of general, private and administrative character. Since 1998 the information for the activity of military courts and since 2012 – from the Specialized criminal court is also included. The information about the activity of Supreme Court of Cassation is not included.

Surveyed units are crimes, concluded with penalty inflicted and persons convicted with sentences come into force.

Statistical population

Comprehensive survey. Covers all regional, district and martial courts, acting within the territory of the country.

Reference area

The Republic of Bulgaria's territory.

Time coverage

2010 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number.

Reference period

Calendar Year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Penal Code.
Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy
  • Law on Statistics;
  • Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

Statistical information publication date is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. Data are disseminated once in the year.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg

User access

Data on Crimes, accused and persons convicted is published on the NSI website, section Justice and crime in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Every year as the date is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Publications
  • Е-publication „Crimes and persons Convicted“;
  • „Statistical Yearbook“;
  • „Statistical Reference Book“;
  • Eurostat’s publications.
On-line database

Data on Crimes, accused and persons convicted are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Justice: http://www.nsi.bg

Micro-data access

Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

The data are provided by all Organisational units of the Ministry of Interior, National Investigation Office, Prosecution Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defence and regional, district and martial courts, acting within the territory of the country in line with pre-defined procedure and quality data's ensuring.

Quality documentation

In accordance with established criterion on statistical data quality.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality criterion are ensured.

Quality assessment

An assessment is carried out in the NSI.

Relevance
User needs

Needs are conditioned by necessities of the criminality prevention policy in the country and society need of information on trends in the field of punished criminality.

User satisfaction

Regular assessment of needs and ways for their satisfaction is made.

Completeness

Data cover all Chapters of the Penal Code.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

T+6 months.

Punctuality

Data are disseminated according to the Release Calendar timelines.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Data are comparable.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable.

Coherence - cross domain

Data are coherent.

Coherence - internal

Data are coherent.

Cost and burden

The main burden is on the organisational units of the Ministry of Interior, National Investigation Office, Prosecution Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defence, Customs agency and State agency „National Security“ and regional, district and martial courts, acting within the territory of the country and the NSI's staff - in RSOs and Central office.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Organisational units of the Ministry of Interior, National Investigation Office, Prosecution Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Defence, Customs agency and State agency „National Security“ and regional, district and martial courts, acting within the territory of the country.

Frequency of data collection

Annually.

Data collection

Comprehensive survey through filling in the statistical questionaire „Card for accused person (1-СС)“ by the bodies of pre-judical and judical processing and data from administrativa source - the Unified Information System for Counteraction to Criminality.

 

Data validation

In the NSI at the national level.

Data compilation

Data are processed in the Central Statistical Office at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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