Police Crime Statistics
Issues in terms of retrieving raw data
There is a regular exchange and close cooperation between the national Agency compiling the statistics and the state level agencies providing the data.
Draw also on survey data
Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Data available on
- Marital status
Relationship with perpetrator
This statistical product does not collect information on Perpetrator
Incident data, with remarks about the evolution and footnotes about possible explanations for this evolution (influence of legal framework -> increase of cases of IPV after circulars concerning definition, registration and approach of IPV are published; high dark number with sexual crimes). Rape: victim age. Sexual assault: number of incidents in which no violence was used, victim age.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
Rape and sexual harassment. Includes incident number, definitions and information about the age of the victim.
Frequency of updating
Guidelines in circular COL 3/2006 about registering data concerning partner violence. Standardized police form for registering data of partner violence. Guidelines in circulars for registering data about sexual violence.
Data compiled from General national database, to which all information from local police districts are sent.
Quality assurance process
The data are registered in a uniform way, by standardized registration systems. Service for police information watches over quality of data in database. A section of this service is responsible for working out a control system to guarantee quality of data.
No information. Results are based on facts registered with the police, they potentially suffer from dark number.
Good. Guidelines in circulars should provide sufficient reliability (e.g. COL 3/2006). In practice, there may be small differences in registration practice between police districts.
Good. The data are reported very soon, annually. The data are registered ongoing. Therefore, timeliness is considered to be good. The product also discusses the evolution of crime over time (ten years)
- Over time
Circular 4/2006 has been evaluated and will be revised soon.