Statistics of Courts. Reports on criminal litigation.
Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Data available on
This statistical product does not collect information on Victim
- Marital status
Reports on criminal litigation according to the articles of Criminal Code provide information about number of heard cases, resolved cases, unresolved cases, duration of litigation. Data of offenders are also available - their sex and age is indicated. Data about victims is not released in the statistical product.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
According to Articles of Criminal Code: number of cases solved, heard on unresolved in the courts.
It appears each February of the subsequent year.
Frequency of updating
The courts should fill-in the statistical reports according to the provided regulations of the National Court administration. Statistical reports refer to the case-card which is filled-in for each case in the court. There the main information needed for the statistical product is indicated. Courts also compile their own statistics which are not coordinated with the National Court Administration. Sometimes courts send their inner statistics, most often does not. So, the filling-in the statistical report the check of central database is undertaken in order to fill-in all necessary data.
Statistical product based on a standardized form of statistical report which should be filled-in.
Quality assurance process
National Court Administration has a tool to check the recorded information of courts and periodically check the information. When any incorrect information is found the courts should correct the information. Also, the courts sometimes apply to the National Court Administration to figure out whether the information on the appointed sentences is already in the system or other information about the case was included in the system. thus additional check is undertaken.
Problems. The strength of the system is that available information about the case is possible to find fast, it allow to low down the work load of the courts. However, many employees in the courts records the information and not necessary follow the single standardized form for recording. Therefore different issues of information appears or does not appear in the system.
Limitations. The biggest limitation is the absence of the standardized procedure for recording data and each court has their own system to record. Therefore, it depends on the court how they will record information. The other issue is that statistical files are constantly renewed because of change in the articles of Criminal Code therefore these changes constantly should appear in the system and in the statistical reports.
Good. Statistics are accumulated each half a year and one year. They are started to be generated each three months and when any mistake is identified the courts have one week to correct. reported time is one year and statistics appear in February of the consequent year
- Over time
Currently the statistical reports are planned to be broaden up to 20. Implementation of the Law on Protection of Domestic Violence influenced the changes in the collecting data. Criminal Procedure Code was amendment by some new types of sentences from 2012 and this will appear in the statistics soon.