Decrease in Perpetrated Criminal Offenses by Adult Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 4, 2020 8:45 AM


In 2019, Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina resolved 22.035 reports (charges) on perpetrated criminal offenses for adult persons, which was 611 charges lower or 2,7% less in comparison with the previous year. Out of the total number of reported adult persons, 85,84% is reffered to known perpetrators and 14,16% to unknown perpetrators. Also in the total number of reported persons 88,88% is reffered to male perpetrators, according to data of BiH’s AGency for Statistics.

In the same period, 11.334 decisions (charges) were made, which was 67 charges (or 0,59%) more in comparison with the previous year. The total number of convicted adult perpetrators is 10.377, which is in comparison with the previous year 0,67% more. In the total number of convicted persons, 92,79% of cases were court verdicts against male perpetrators.

Criminal offenses against property were the most represented. In the number of reported persons, the participation of property crime was 37,95%, while for accused this percentage was 30,6% and for convicted 30,44%.


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