Persons convicted by penalties imposed and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts


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PERSONS CONVICTED BY PENALTIES IMPOSED AND BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2018
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Persons convicted - total Penalties imposed
Imprisonment
Total Up to 6 months From 6 months to 1 year From 1 to 3 years From 3 to 4 years From 4 to 5 years From 5 to 10 years From 10 to 15 years From 15 to 20 years From 20 to 30 years
Total 23 973 19 615 10 672 5 492 2 958 191 88 152 33 23 6
Civil courts - total 1 23 918 19 568 10 651 5 481 2 944 190 88 152 33 23 6
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 14 299 11 486 6 620 2 999 1 605 107 38 79 19 15 4
Severozapaden 3 707 2 738 1 780 633 285 18 6 8 2 4 2
Vidin 441 358 244 72 36 3 1 1 - - 1
Vratsa 945 670 431 157 70 2 2 4 2 1 1
Lovech 651 502 325 105 66 2 1 2 - 1 -
Montana 513 402 249 102 46 3 1 1 - - -
Pleven 1 157 806 531 197 67 8 1 - - 2 -
Severen tsentralen 2 825 2 338 1 248 633 395 26 11 17 7 - 1
Veliko Tarnovo 826 687 418 166 92 4 2 4 1 - -
Gabrovo 510 440 199 157 69 8 4 2 1 - -
Razgrad 538 401 216 109 69 3 2 - 1 - 1
Ruse 578 511 204 167 121 7 - 9 3 - -
Silistra 373 299 211 34 44 4 3 2 1 - -
Severoiztochen 2 983 2 364 1 420 547 340 18 8 20 2 9 -
Varna 1 234 982 541 220 184 11 7 14 1 4 -
Dobrich 718 588 433 106 45 - - 4 - - -
Targovishte 414 330 190 84 49 1 - 2 1 3 -
Shumen 617 464 256 137 62 6 1 - - 2 -
Yugoiztochen 4 784 4 046 2 172 1 186 585 45 13 34 8 2 1
Burgas 1 700 1 464 966 305 150 16 7 16 3 1 -
Sliven 1 055 884 448 265 152 9 3 4 3 - -
Stara Zagora 1 307 1 068 405 434 200 16 3 8 1 - 1
Yambol 722 630 353 182 83 4 - 6 1 1 -
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 9 444 7 908 4 025 2 442 1 215 80 50 72 14 8 2
Yugozapaden 4 326 3 618 2 002 947 547 38 23 45 9 6 1
Blagoevgrad 1 230 991 523 282 166 11 - 6 2 1 -
Kyustendil 636 528 329 150 48 - 1 - - - -
Pernik 428 353 225 87 34 3 - 3 1 - -
Sofia 1 011 853 606 183 52 3 2 6 1 - -
Sofia cap. 1 021 893 319 245 247 21 20 30 5 5 1
Yuzhen tsentralen 5 118 4 290 2 023 1 495 668 42 27 27 5 2 1
Kardzhali 394 350 200 97 38 7 3 3 2 - -
Pazardzhik 851 715 320 261 126 3 5 - - - -
Plovdiv 2 293 1 902 732 739 369 27 15 15 2 2 1
Smolyan 308 258 147 77 30 2 1 - 1 - -
Haskovo 1 272 1 065 624 321 105 3 3 9 - - -
Specialized Criminal Court 175 174 6 40 124 3 - 1 - - -
Military courts 55 47 21 11 14 1 - - - - -

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
PERSONS CONVICTED BY PENALTIES IMPOSED AND BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTRICTS IN 2018
(Continued and end)
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Penalties imposed
Life imprisonment Life imprisonment without parole Fine Probation Others
Total 2 - 1 221 2 960 175
Civil courts - total 1 2 - 1 218 2 955 175
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 2 - 839 1 848 124
Severozapaden - - 281 625 63
Vidin - - 25 58 -
Vratsa - - 72 189 14
Lovech - - 34 104 11
Montana - - 36 63 12
Pleven - - 114 211 26
Severen tsentralen 2 - 161 294 30
Veliko Tarnovo - - 56 69 14
Gabrovo 1 - 17 49 3
Razgrad 1 - 44 86 6
Ruse - - 15 46 6
Silistra - - 29 44 1
Severoiztochen - - 182 423 14
Varna - - 88 162 2
Dobrich - - 29 98 3
Targovishte - - 33 50 1
Shumen - - 32 113 8
Yugoiztochen - - 215 506 17
Burgas - - 73 156 7
Sliven - - 51 115 5
Stara Zagora - - 64 172 3
Yambol - - 27 63 2
Yugozapadna I Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria - - 379 1 106 51
Yugozapaden - - 163 519 26
Blagoevgrad - - 65 165 9
Kyustendil - - 25 78 5
Pernik - - 18 51 6
Sofia - - 32 124 2
Sofia cap. - - 23 101 4
Yuzhen tsentralen - - 216 587 25
Kardzhali - - 19 25 -
Pazardzhik - - 33 101 2
Plovdiv - - 103 274 14
Smolyan - - 13 36 1
Haskovo - - 48 151 8
Specialized Criminal Court - - - 1 -
Military courts - - 3 5 -

1 Incl. Specialized Criminal court
07.10.2019
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 2019
Metadata last posted16 July 2019
Metadata last update16 July 2019
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 - 2018

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 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.

  • 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.

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