Crimes and Persons Convicted 2011
Престъпления и осъдени лица 2011
The raw data comes from administrative data sources: the Hellenic Police collects data for the Crimes Committed and transmits it to EL.STAT. Tables containing this data. The EL.STAT. processes the data and creates new Tables which appear in its website.
Draw also on survey data
Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Data available on
This statistical product does not collect information on Victim
- Marital status
The information collected is on offenders and outcome of the criminal proceedings. The publication contains main data on crimes concluded with penalty inflicted as well as on persons convicted with sentences, which have come into force in the Republic of Bulgaria in 2011. The section ‘General Review’ includes data about crimes concluded with penalty inflicted and persons convicted with sentences, which have come into force by type of crime, by main socio-demographic indicators (sex, age and citizenship, kind of inflicted penalty). Data about crimes concluded with penalty inflicted and on juveniles and on convicted juveniles aged 14 - 17 years by sex, age, kind of inflicted penalty, kind of penalty are included in separate tables.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Crimes with penalty inflicted by some kind of crimes including rape and sexual assault for the period 1989-2011; persons convicted by some kind of crimes including rape and sexual assault for the period 1989-2011; crimes by chapter of Penal Code in 2011 including rape and sexual assault and according to the results of proceedings (proceedings finished with sentence, conditional sentence, acquittal, release from penalty and suspension) and divided by number of perpetrators and by sex of the perpetrator; crimes with penalty inflicted in 2011 by chapter of Penal Code including sexual assault and rape by year of commitment; accused persons and persons convicted by chapter of Penal Code including sexual assault and rape and to results of proceeding in 2011; persons convicted by chapter of Penal Code including rape and sexual assault by sex and age and citizenship in 2011; persons convicted by chapter of Penal Code including rape and sexual assault by penalties imposed in 2011 - imprisonment, life imprisonment, life imprisonment without parole, fine, probation, others; Persons convicted by number of committed crimes, sex and age in 2011.
Frequency of updating
The validation process is executed by the National Statistical Institute and represents a check up for the correctness and accuracy of the data filled in by the sources of information. In case of discrepancies and technical or logical mistakes, the National Statistical Institute contact the relevant court for justification of the information. Examples for the most often mistakes that need to be corrected are length of the sentence (for example under the Criminal Code the maximum conditional sentence is five years, but in the information by the court was filled in twelve years), or sex of the person (sometimes it is filled in that the sex is male, but from the name of the person it is obvious that the person is a woman).
Data based on the information, provided by the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defence, the National Investigation Office, and the District Investigation Departments to the District Prosecution Offices, and the Specialized Prosecution and the Specialized Criminal Court, the Custom's Investigation Office, the regional, district and military courts according to their competences on prosecution of crimes under the Criminal Code. The institutions mentioned above fill in a special form, named Chart of the Accused Person. The institutions fill in one and the same form in filling in only the parts that they are responsible for. For example the first chapter of the form should be filled in by the institutions responsible for the pre-trial proceedings. After the entering into force of the sentence, the second chapter of the form is filled in by the relevant court – regional, district or military or the specialized criminal court. In addition, there is another part of the form specifically designed for the cases where the accused persons are juveniles, which is filled in only by the pre-trial proceedings authorities. In the phase of the pre-trial proceedings the form is filled in and it is attached to all other materials and documents of the pre-trial proceedings, and it accompanies these materials until the end of the case. When prosecutor submits an indictment in court the file of the accused and the form are sent to the court together with all other documents that the prosecutor submitted to the court. Further, the court fills in the results of the case in the second chapter of the form, after the case is finished and the results of the last instance court are known. Finally the form is sent to the National statistical Institute. Since 2008 the National Statistical Institute and the National Investigation Office compare their administrative data sources based on information sent by pre-trial proceedings authorities and courts and compile the information in one common massive database which is the source of the product.
Quality assurance process
The validation process is very accurate and could be determined as detailed and coherent. A weakness of the product is that the codification of the demographic data is still a manual process, which will become probably automatic in 1-2 years .
No information. The product is not based on expert assessment, it is based only on statistical data and NSI do not make any assessments, so the question is not relevant.
No information. The question is not relevant for that product.
Good. The product contains information only on crimes and convicted persons with sentences entered into force. The time between the data availability and the publication of the product is 1 year.
- Over time
Forthcoming improvements are the process of the automation of the codification of the demographic data which already started and the establishment of the Unified Informational System on Combatting Criminality in the country, which is still in progress of design of the system and establishment of a cross institutional working group including all concerned stakeholders.