Police crime statistics 2017 - New decline in offences recorded by the police in 2017

Neuchâtel, 26.03.2018 - (FSO) – In 2017, the number of offences known to and recorded by the police decreased in most areas of the police crime statistics (PCS). Overall, the number of offences has continuously declined since 2012 even though 2017, for example, was marked by an upsurge in threatening behaviour towards civil servants according to the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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