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 2017
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Total Male Female Age
14 - 17 18 - 24 25 - 29
Male Female Male Female Male Female
Total 25 800 23 662 2 138 1 085 67 4 810 414 3 819 306
Civil courts - total 1 25 745 23 609 2 136 1 085 67 4 807 414 3 807 306
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 15 045 13 827 1 218 721 43 2 824 238 2 189 162
Severozapaden 3 981 3 664 317 221 11 756 53 581 37
Vidin 532 500 32 13 - 96 3 70 7
Vratsa 906 818 88 59 4 169 12 122 13
Lovech 629 585 44 37 2 121 6 91 5
Montana 652 604 48 31 1 119 11 89 4
Pleven 1 262 1 157 105 81 4 251 21 209 8
Severen tsentralen 3 210 2 929 281 163 3 515 60 441 44
Veliko Tarnovo 775 724 51 34 - 138 11 85 9
Gabrovo 509 480 29 27 - 75 8 91 4
Razgrad 631 541 90 46 1 88 12 72 8
Ruse 890 819 71 51 - 158 21 128 12
Silistra 405 365 40 5 2 56 8 65 11
Severoiztochen 2 973 2 706 267 84 11 512 57 384 35
Varna 1 074 979 95 24 - 195 12 142 17
Dobrich 837 749 88 26 2 147 29 107 9
Targovishte 384 356 28 15 1 71 4 42 3
Shumen 678 622 56 19 8 99 12 93 6
Yugoiztochen 4 881 4 528 353 253 18 1 041 68 783 46
Burgas 1 729 1 602 127 47 4 382 33 289 14
Sliven 979 909 70 87 6 198 9 179 14
Stara Zagora 1 506 1 393 113 69 8 316 16 214 15
Yambol 667 624 43 50 - 145 10 101 3
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 10 492 9 596 896 364 24 1 947 170 1 574 141
Yugozapaden 5 366 4 955 411 186 8 1 016 79 780 77
Blagoevgrad 1 241 1 145 96 43 - 245 14 182 22
Kyustendil 648 602 46 18 2 108 9 93 6
Pernik 392 357 35 11 - 52 11 42 3
Sofia 1 198 1 125 73 30 2 210 8 164 14
Sofia cap. 1 887 1 726 161 84 4 401 37 299 32
Yuzhen tsentralen 5 126 4 641 485 178 16 931 91 794 64
Kardzhali 397 374 23 5 2 69 3 61 5
Pazardzhik 828 745 83 16 2 133 10 127 10
Plovdiv 2 254 2 046 208 88 3 384 36 362 31
Smolyan 306 291 15 6 1 57 1 47 2
Haskovo 1 341 1 185 156 63 8 288 41 197 16
Specialized Criminal Court 208 186 22 - - 36 6 44 3
Military courts 55 53 2 - - 3 - 12 -

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
PERSONS CONVICTED BY SEX, AGE, STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND BY DISTRICTS IN 2017
(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 6 517 559 4 117 410 2 214 229 1 100 153
Civil courts - total 1 6 489 558 4 109 409 2 212 229 1 100 153
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 3 845 333 2 329 230 1 260 138 659 74
Severozapaden 988 84 592 57 341 45 185 30
Vidin 158 5 96 10 44 6 23 1
Vratsa 220 26 139 12 76 10 33 11
Lovech 148 9 87 8 65 10 36 4
Montana 163 15 113 9 53 4 36 4
Pleven 299 29 157 18 103 15 57 10
Severen tsentralen 791 72 540 55 312 35 167 12
Veliko Tarnovo 189 14 157 9 67 7 54 1
Gabrovo 133 9 77 4 52 1 25 3
Razgrad 138 25 94 20 77 20 26 4
Ruse 224 15 144 15 66 6 48 2
Silistra 107 9 68 7 50 1 14 2
Severoiztochen 820 82 515 47 258 22 133 13
Varna 320 41 182 18 81 4 35 3
Dobrich 241 18 120 15 67 11 41 4
Targovishte 93 11 78 3 36 3 21 3
Shumen 166 12 135 11 74 4 36 3
Yugoiztochen 1 246 95 682 71 349 36 174 19
Burgas 457 33 247 28 126 13 54 2
Sliven 243 14 114 15 62 4 26 8
Stara Zagora 393 35 230 20 108 14 63 5
Yambol 153 13 91 8 53 5 31 4
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 2 580 217 1 754 177 940 88 437 79
Yugozapaden 1 376 102 960 73 449 30 188 42
Blagoevgrad 295 23 234 19 103 3 43 15
Kyustendil 160 8 118 9 74 6 31 6
Pernik 98 15 80 3 45 2 29 1
Sofia 299 15 242 16 130 10 50 8
Sofia cap. 524 41 286 26 97 9 35 12
Yuzhen tsentralen 1 204 115 794 104 491 58 249 37
Kardzhali 90 6 85 5 41 2 23 -
Pazardzhik 184 18 136 16 105 17 44 10
Plovdiv 552 47 356 52 197 22 107 17
Smolyan 76 3 49 4 38 3 18 1
Haskovo 302 41 168 27 110 14 57 9
Specialized Criminal Court 64 8 26 2 12 3 4 -
Military courts 28 1 8 1 2 - - -

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
16.07.2018
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 2018
Metadata last posted16 July 2018
Metadata last update16 July 2018
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 - 2017

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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Pages

  • Crimes and Persons Convicted 2017
    The NSI annual electronic bilingual publication of the NSI Crimes and Persons Convicted 2017, containing data on crimes with penalty inflicted, accused persons and persons convicted is available for users of statistical information.

    The issue includes data about the activity of district, regional and military courts as well as Specialized Criminal Court in penal cases of a general, private and administrative nature. Comparable data on crimes with penalty inflicted, as well as persons convicted with sentences in force for 1990 - 2017 period are also presented.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2018 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, business, students, experts etc.) and changes the traditional presentation of statistical information by offering an innovative structure with a parallel translation in English. The publication contains topical statistical information about the demographic, social and economic development of the country over the 2013 - 2017 period.
  • Crimes and Persons Convicted 2016
    The NSI annual electronic bilingual publication of the NSI Crimes and Persons Convicted 2016, containing data on crimes with penalty inflicted, accused persons and persons convicted is available for users of statistical information.

    The issue includes data about the activity of district, regional and military courts as well as Specialized Criminal Court in penal cases of a general, private and administrative nature. Comparable data on crimes with penalty inflicted, as well as persons convicted with sentences in force for 1990 - 2016 period are also presented.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Bulgaria 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2017 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, business, students, experts etc.) and changes the traditional presentation of statistical information by offering an innovative structure with a parallel translation in English. The publication contains topical statistical information about the demographic, social and economic development of the country over the 2012 - 2016 period.

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