Crimes recorded by the police reached 750 '000 in 2012 in Switzerland, according to the United Nations. This is 8.29 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Switzerland reached an all time high of 750 '000 in 2012 and an all time low of 317 '000 in 2000. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Austria amounted to 548 '000, 5,997 '000 in Germany and 2,819 '000 in Italy in 2012.
Switzerland has been ranked 10th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.