Anti-Social Acts and Crimes of Minor and Juvenile Persons
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
„Health Care and Justice Statistics“ Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 592
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||23 April 2020|
|Metadata last posted||23 April 2020|
|Metadata last update||23 April 2020|
Statistics of anti-social acts and crimes, perpetrated by minor and juvenile persons ensures data on the number of registered in Child pedagogic rooms; the number of new entrants in Child pedagogic rooms and removed from Child pedagogic rooms; the number of persons passed on to Child pedagogic rooms; the number of committed anti-social acts and crimes; the number of educational cases; the number of minor and juvenile persons with inflicted educational measures as well as the number of minor and juvenile persons, victims of crimes and other.
- Classification of territorial units for statistical purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);
- Unified Classification of Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units (UCATTU).
Cover activities of the Local Commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
The Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency is competent authority which organize and coordinate the preventive social activities on the territory of the municipality, trace and ascertain, together with the inspectors at the child pedagogic rooms and directorates "Social support", the minors who need aid, and take measures for their social protection and development; consider the acts, impose the educational measures, extend proposals to the court for imposing educational measures; enact the measures and exercise control over their fulfilment; assist parents encountering difficulties in bringing up their children; exercise control over the child pedagogic rooms, social-pedagogic boarding schools, asylums, correctional boarding-schools, correctional facilities, and facilities for temporal placement of minors on the territory of the municipality, and over the activities of the guardians of the minors; study the condition of the minors and the reasons for their anti-social acts and advance suggestions before the respective state bodies and social organizations and other.
Minor are the persons who have accomplished 8 years of age but not accomplished 14 years of age.
Juvenile are the persons who have accomplished 14 years of age but not accomplished 18 years of age.
Child pedagogic rooms are special institutions which are responsible for tracing and finding out minor offenders and the reasons and conditions for their anti-social acts or crimes; tracing and finding out minors who are subject of criminal encroachment, maltreatment, or have been left uncontrolled; taking the appropriate measures or notifying the competent bodies; notifying the bodies of prosecution in case they receive information about criminal conduct in relation to minors by the parents, the persons substituting for them, or third parties; to observe the fulfillment by the minor or the inflicted measures.
Social-pedagogic boarding schools are special institutions where placed minors aged over 8 years and juvenile when they have committed anti-social acts or there are prerequisites for committing such acts.
Correctional boarding schools are special institutions where placed minors aged over 8 years and juvenile if they have committed anti-social acts in relation to which the correctional measures referred to in art. 13, para 1, item 1-10 and 12 have proved insufficient and there is no appropriate social environment for the normal upbringing of these minors.
An anti-social act is an act which is publicly dangerous and against the law or contradicts the morality and good manners.
The educational measure is an alternative of the punishment of measure for educational effect as regards a minor or underage, having committed an anti-social act, and an underage released from penal liability under Article 61 of the Penal Code, and which is inflicted for the purpose of overcoming the deviations in the conduct, prevention of future offence and integration in the society.
Homeless child is a person under the age of 18 who has been left without parental care or the care of the persons substituting for the parents.
The persons substituting them are the guardians, trustees and the persons who take care of the education and rising of the minor or underage.
The object of survey is the activity of Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Units of survey are the minor and juvenile persons perpetrators of anti-social acts and crimes.
Exhaustive survey - all Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency existing in the country.
The Republic of Bulgaria's territory.
2010 - 2019
|Unit of measure|
|Legal acts and other agreements|
- Law on Statistics;
- Penal Code;
- Juvenile Delinquency Law.
|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.
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 Advance Release Calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en
Data on Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons 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|
|Accessibility and clarity|
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.
Data on Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Justice and crime - Anti-social acts and crimes of minor and juvenile persons; as well as in IS INFOSTAT: http://www.nsi.bg/en
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.
Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.
|Documentation on methodology|
Data are provided by the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency existing in the country in line with pre-defined procedure for quality data's ensuring.
Quality control of the data in the NSI is performed.
Quality criterion are ensured.
An assessment is carried out in the NSI.
Needs are conditioned by necessities of the juvenile delinquency prevention policy.
Regular assessment of needs and ways for their satisfaction is made.
Data cover all activities, performing by the Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency existing in the country.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
Data are disseminated according to the Advance 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 Local commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency existing in the country and the NSI's staff - in RSOs and Central office.
|Data revision - policy|
|Data revision - practice|
The Local Commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency are source of data on anti-social acts and crimes, perpetrated by minor and juvenile persons and structural units of the Ministry of Interior.
|Frequency of data collection|
Comprehensive Survey through filling in the statistical questionnaire „Report on the activities of Local Commissions for prevention of juvenile delinquency“.
In the NSI at the national level.
Data are processed in the Central Statistical Office at the national level.