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NCJ Number: 137055 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Statistics: Persons Found Guilty of Criminal Offenses, 1989 Offenses and Sanctions
Corporate Author: Statistics Sweden
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Statistics Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Number: R 11 SM 9001
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: Swedish
Country: Sweden
Annotation: The Swedish criminal statistics for 1989 indicate that about 375,000 persons were charged with crimes in the year, about a 5-percent increase from the previous year. Although an increase in use of imprisonment as a sentence increased, still fines were the most common sanction (85 percent of cases).
Abstract: In 1989, 19,000 prosecutions were waived, 79,000 summary fines were issued by prosecutors, and 69,000 sentences were meted out in the courts of first instance. Of these 167,000 findings of guilt, 14 percent of offenders were female, 22 percent juveniles, and 16 percent foreign nationals. Traffic offenses accounted for 48 percent of offenses; offenses against the person, 6 percent; and drug offenses, 4 percent. Ten percent of findings led to imprisonment, with the median punishment being 5.5 months. About 300 persons were transferred to mental hospitals, and 13 received a life sentence for murder in a court of first instance. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): International crime statistics; Offense statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program Statistika Meddelanden series
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