Accused persons by results of proceedings and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts


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ACCUSED PERSONS BY RESULTS OF PROCEEDINGS AND BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2019
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Total Accused persons with proceedings finished with:
Effective sentence Conditional sentence Acquittal sentence Suspension Release from penalty
Total 28 774 9 939 13 450 585 293 4 507
Civil courts - total 1 28 647 9 927 13 408 569 291 4 452
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 16 863 6 125 7 418 307 167 2 846
Severozapaden 4 334 1 655 1 821 87 47 724
Vidin 451 150 253 9 1 38
Vratsa 1 100 470 404 22 10 194
Lovech 825 290 324 22 18 171
Montana 712 233 296 15 11 157
Pleven 1 246 512 544 19 7 164
Severen tsentralen 3 396 1 118 1 574 84 43 577
Veliko Tarnovo 777 276 352 26 13 110
Gabrovo 553 179 279 8 4 83
Razgrad 756 271 283 23 8 171
Ruse 842 252 446 16 4 124
Silistra 468 140 214 11 14 89
Severoiztochen 3 700 1 295 1 616 62 37 690
Varna 1 601 631 664 42 20 244
Dobrich 863 320 421 7 4 111
Targovishte 547 128 232 6 10 171
Shumen 689 216 299 7 3 164
Yugoiztochen 5 433 2 057 2 407 74 40 855
Burgas 1 812 655 908 4 9 236
Sliven 1 270 554 470 28 6 212
Stara Zagora 1 608 590 667 24 18 309
Yambol 743 258 362 18 7 98
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 11 582 3 717 5 875 261 123 1 606
Yugozapaden 5 220 1 740 2 657 175 31 617
Blagoevgrad 1 392 435 717 41 8 191
Kyustendil 696 227 310 20 3 136
Pernik 554 172 292 6 1 83
Sofia 1 183 348 627 28 5 175
Sofia cap. 1 395 558 711 80 14 32
Yuzhen tsentralen 6 362 1 977 3 218 86 92 989
Kardzhali 472 99 258 15 1 99
Pazardzhik 1 186 365 522 19 29 251
Plovdiv 2 881 1 016 1 434 37 50 344
Smolyan 366 102 170 2 - 92
Haskovo 1 457 395 834 13 12 203
Specialized Criminal Court 202 85 115 1 1 -
Military courts 127 12 42 16 2 55

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
16.07.2020
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 2020
Metadata last posted16 July 2020
Metadata last update16 July 2020
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 - 2019

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 2019
    The NSI annual electronic bilingual publication of the NSI Crimes and Persons Convicted 2019, containing data on crimes with penalty inflicted, accused persons and persons convicted is available for users of statistical information.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2020 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2020 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 2016 - 2019 period.

  • Bulgaria 2020
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2020 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 2014 - 2019 period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2019
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 87th 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 2013 - 2018 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Crimes and Persons Convicted 2018
    The NSI annual electronic bilingual publication of the NSI Crimes and Persons Convicted 2018, containing data on crimes with penalty inflicted, accused persons and persons convicted is available for users of statistical information.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2018 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute presents to your attention the 86th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria in infographics.

    In 2018, for the first time, we presented the results of the statistical surveys through graphics, images and other visualization tools, which resulted in a positive response among a wide range of users. We believe that this modern way of presenting statistical information will trigger the interest in those who for the first time encounter the meaning of numbers revealing important aspects of socio-economic life.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th 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 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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