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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Iben Birgitte Pedersen
+45 3917 3603

ipe@dst.dk

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Convictions

The source of the statistics is The Central Criminal Register - administered by the National Commissioner of the Danish Police. Data are delivered yearly via System-to-system transmission. The data go through a probability check in form of a comparison with data from the previous year, key variables are checked for valid values and irrelevant decisions are deleted. Based on the reported data the length of unsuspended and suspended sentences are calculated.

Source data

Since 1979, the Central Criminal Register - administered by the National Commissioner of the Danish Police.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

System-to-system transmission

Data validation

The data go through a probability check in form of a comparison with data from the previous year. Explanations of possible big deflections in the the distribution of key variables are looked for, possible by contacting the National Police, the central criminal register or other relevant bodies.

Data compilation

Key variables are checked for valid values. Irrelevant decisions are deleted, e.g. decision with irrelevant type of offence or decisions made by courts in Greenland or the Faroe Islands. The code numbers of the type of decision and the type of offence are converted to Statistics Denmark-codes, which are hierarchically constructed. Based on the reported data the length of unsuspended and suspended sentences are calculated. In case of partly suspended sentences the length of the sentence is divided into an unsuspended part and a suspended part.

Adjustment

No further corrections of data than mentioned in "Data validation" and "Data compilation" are done.