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Reported criminal offences

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under Reported criminal offences. For further information, go to the subject page.

Release calendar

The publication date appears in the release calendar. The date is confirmed in the weeks before.

Release calendar access

The Release Calender can be accessed on our English website: Release Calender.

User access

Statistics are always published at 8:00 a.m. at the day announced in the release calendar. No one outside of Statistics Denmark can access the statistics before they are published.

News release

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release.


These statistics feature in the Statistical Yearbook.

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank under Reported criminal offences in the following tables:

  • STRAF20: Reported criminal offences and charges by type of offence, reported criminal offences and charges
  • STRAF22: Reported criminal offences and charges by region, type of offence, reported criminal offences and charge
  • STRAF24: Reported criminal offences per 100.000 inhabitants by type of offence

Micro-data access

Data on reported criminal offences are kept as ready-made files containing basic information at journal number level. Researchers and other analysts from authorized research institutions, can be granted access to the underlying microdata by contacting Research Services.


Information on recorded offences in Denmark are delivered annually to Eurostat. Statistics from member countries can be found in Eurostat's database. However, caution should be applied when comparing absolute figures, as there may be major differences in the member states' definitions of different types of offenses.

These statistics micro data are available for service tasks against payment. Read more about Customized Solutions or get more information by contacting DST Consulting.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy for Statistics Denmark is ap-plied.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The statistics on reported criminal offences does not include information identifying persons or enterprises. Therefore no aggregation or similar is done to secure confidentiality. However, the classification of the criminal offences is very detailed. Hence, they are grouped in the publishing in order to improve clarity.

Documentation on methodology

Documentation on methodology are only available in Danish.

Quality documentation

Results from the quality evaluation of products and selected processes are available in detail for each statistics and in summary reports for the Working Group on Quality.