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NCJ Number: 141541 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Republic of Cyprus
Dept of Statistics and Research
Ministry of Finance
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 168
Sponsoring Agency: Republic of Cyprus
Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Sale Source: Republic of Cyprus
Dept of Statistics and Research
Ministry of Finance
Diogenous 1
Engomi, Nicosia,
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Cyprus
Annotation: Criminal statistics for Cyprus during 1991 indicate that the number of serious offenses reported to the police totaled 3,624, 1.6 percent lower than in 1990 and that property offenses constituted the largest group of offenses.
Abstract: Property offenses accounted for 74.2 percent of serious offenses, followed by malicious injuries to property and offenses related to forgery, coining, and personation. The median age of adult offenders convicted of serious offenses was 26.2 years for males and 34 years for females. Women represented only 4.3 percent of the adult offenders, while foreigners constituted a sizable proportion. Offenders of foreign nationality committed primarily offenses against property and the drug law and offenses involving forgery, coining, and personation. Juveniles involved in both serious and minor offenses stayed the same between 1990 and 1991. Juvenile delinquency continued to be mainly reflected in property offenses. Persons charged with an offense and appearing before the courts decreased between 1990 and 1991; the total number of 114,327 included 96,800 males and 17,527 females. Most convictions were for motoring (74.9 percent) or regulatory (15.1 percent) offenses. The most commonly used sentence by the courts involved fines. Receptions of convicted prisoners totaled 437 in 1991, 421 males and 16 females. Of these, only 276 males and 1 female were convicted of criminal offenses. The rest were convicted of offenses against the military criminal code or were noncriminal prisoners (civil debtors or fine defaulters). An appendix contains a list of offenses and the questionnaires used to obtain data. 120 tables
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Cyprus; Female offenders; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile offense statistics; Male offenders; Offender statistics; Offense statistics; Property crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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