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Crime in Slovenia in 2009

NCJ Number
Revija za Kriminalistiko in Kriminologijo Volume: 2 Issue: 61 Dated: April 2010 Pages: 117-140
Andrej Lukan, M.A.; Tadeja Kolenc, B.A.
Date Published
April 2010
24 pages
The article presents data on crime dealt with by the Slovene police. In 2009, the police forwarded criminal complaints and reports supplementing criminal complaints to State prosecutors in relation to 87,465 criminal offenses, which is 6.8 percent more than in 2008. The share of solved crimes rose from 45.1 percent to 48.3 percent.
The increase of criminal offenses and their clearance rates have been most affected by a rise in criminal offenses against marriage, family, and youth. In the framework for general crime, a slight increase was noted in the proportion of sexual offenses while the number of crimes against life and limb, and against property remained at the same level as the year before. The same applies to juvenile delinquency. The extent of economic crime has grown, as has the proportion of offenses by organized crime. A substantial rise in crime of corruption and the abuse of illicit drugs was also noted in 2009, while the number of computer related criminal offenses and offenses of prohibited crossing of the State border or territory decreased significantly. A 10-year comparison indicates a rise in the number of criminal offenses until 2006, and then the number began to level off but again began to rise in 2009. The number of criminal offenses against life and limb has not changed much. The number of more serious criminal offenses, such as murder, manslaughter, particularly serious aggravated assaults, and aggravated assaults has been slightly falling in this period, but not continually, while the proportion of sexual offenses has oscillated. Criminal offenses against marriage, family, and youth had already begun to increase before the legislative amendments in 2008. Among criminal offenses against property, which represent approximately two thirds of crime, an increase of less serious forms of thefts and some other minor property offenses was noted, while the number of more serious criminal offenses against property has not significantly changed. The extent of juvenile crime diminished in 2009 more than twofold in comparison to the period 10 years ago. The number of criminal offenses of economic and organized crime was subject to greater or lesser oscillation during this period. (Published Abstract)