Victim support: compensation and reparations at lowest level, increase in consultations

Neuch√Ętel, 09.06.2022 - For the year 2021 as a whole, victim support centres recorded 44 633 consultations, corresponding to an increase of 3% compared with the previous year. The amount of compensation and reparations awarded to victims or their relatives was at its lowest level since statistics began. CHF 4.8 million were allocated, a decrease of 10% compared with 2020. These figures come from the latest survey by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on victim support as defined by law.

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

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