Persons convicted by sex, age, statistical zones, statistical regions and by districts


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PERSONS CONVICTED BY SEX, AGE, STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND BY DISTRICTS IN 2018
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Total Sex Age
14 - 17 18 - 24 25 - 29
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Total 23 973 21 951 2 022 950 49 4 668 335 3 573 299
Civil courts - total 1 23 918 21 900 2 018 950 49 4 661 334 3 566 299
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 14 299 13 115 1 184 629 25 2 822 197 2 133 172
Severozapaden 3 707 3 381 326 224 5 695 44 536 40
Vidin 441 412 29 14 - 107 1 58 6
Vratsa 945 846 99 46 1 154 11 116 14
Lovech 651 602 49 44 - 136 8 86 3
Montana 513 485 28 31 - 102 7 86 2
Pleven 1 157 1 036 121 89 4 196 17 190 15
Severen tsentralen 2 825 2 582 243 143 5 500 43 405 36
Veliko Tarnovo 826 756 70 30 1 149 12 132 14
Gabrovo 510 471 39 28 1 115 11 85 5
Razgrad 538 498 40 41 1 95 4 50 2
Ruse 578 526 52 29 2 88 13 76 8
Silistra 373 331 42 15 - 53 3 62 7
Severoiztochen 2 983 2 735 248 93 4 576 53 409 37
Varna 1 234 1 115 119 29 2 233 21 174 22
Dobrich 718 674 44 28 - 155 13 113 7
Targovishte 414 391 23 12 1 84 9 57 4
Shumen 617 555 62 24 1 104 10 65 4
Yugoiztochen 4 784 4 417 367 169 11 1 051 57 783 59
Burgas 1 700 1 581 119 49 4 365 22 294 14
Sliven 1 055 971 84 60 5 247 15 171 24
Stara Zagora 1 307 1 187 120 35 1 259 13 197 15
Yambol 722 678 44 25 1 180 7 121 6
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 9 444 8 628 816 315 24 1 804 133 1 396 126
Yugozapaden 4 326 3 959 367 146 10 796 60 685 59
Blagoevgrad 1 230 1 142 88 40 1 253 14 193 12
Kyustendil 636 571 65 19 1 110 10 99 7
Pernik 428 392 36 18 1 68 10 56 1
Sofia 1 021 931 90 49 5 197 17 181 18
Sofia cap. 1 011 923 88 20 2 168 9 156 21
Yuzhen tsentralen 5 118 4 669 449 169 14 1 008 73 711 67
Kardzhali 394 374 20 8 - 75 7 58 2
Pazardzhik 851 784 67 19 1 169 6 106 4
Plovdiv 2 293 2 098 195 93 8 452 30 340 28
Smolyan 308 280 28 3 - 55 7 36 4
Haskovo 1 272 1 133 139 46 5 257 23 171 29
Specialized Criminal Court 175 157 18 6 - 35 4 37 1
Military courts 55 51 4 - - 7 1 7 -

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
PERSONS CONVICTED BY SEX, AGE, STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND BY DISTRICTS IN 2018
(Continued and end)
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Age
30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 and over
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Total 5 971 586 3 767 374 1 987 240 1 035 139
Civil courts - total 1 5 952 585 3 753 372 1 984 240 1 034 139
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 3 526 349 2 217 225 1 147 142 641 74
Severozapaden 860 87 583 69 293 46 190 35
Vidin 113 7 74 7 31 5 15 3
Vratsa 208 23 166 23 84 14 72 13
Lovech 161 16 98 12 51 7 26 3
Montana 105 6 82 6 49 5 30 2
Pleven 273 35 163 21 78 15 47 14
Severen tsentralen 666 65 461 47 265 35 142 12
Veliko Tarnovo 186 19 136 13 74 5 49 6
Gabrovo 109 7 68 6 45 5 21 4
Razgrad 117 15 100 8 63 9 32 1
Ruse 160 12 93 12 51 5 29 -
Silistra 94 12 64 8 32 11 11 1
Severoiztochen 775 77 485 39 273 23 124 15
Varna 369 38 175 17 98 12 37 7
Dobrich 179 19 110 2 66 3 23 -
Targovishte 101 4 78 2 35 1 24 2
Shumen 126 16 122 18 74 7 40 6
Yugoiztochen 1 225 120 688 70 316 38 185 12
Burgas 450 41 251 22 116 10 56 6
Sliven 263 22 130 12 55 4 45 2
Stara Zagora 347 47 206 25 88 16 55 3
Yambol 165 10 101 11 57 8 29 1
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 2 371 226 1 518 144 833 98 391 65
Yugozapaden 1 080 105 700 66 361 36 191 31
Blagoevgrad 321 33 178 11 109 7 48 10
Kyustendil 140 17 108 15 58 7 37 8
Pernik 103 13 73 8 50 2 24 1
Sofia 284 19 146 15 49 11 25 5
Sofia cap. 232 23 195 17 95 9 57 7
Yuzhen tsentralen 1 291 121 818 78 472 62 200 34
Kardzhali 104 3 71 6 41 1 17 1
Pazardzhik 202 21 148 17 97 8 43 10
Plovdiv 600 54 345 30 187 32 81 13
Smolyan 79 5 51 4 43 7 13 1
Haskovo 306 38 203 21 104 14 46 9
Specialized Criminal Court 55 10 18 3 4 - 2 -
Military courts 19 1 14 2 3 - 1 -

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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