Swiss Served sanctions fell by almost 21 % in 2020

In 2020, 10945 sentences and measures were executed in Switzerland (2019: 13810). More than two thirds (67 %) were for imprisonment in a penal institution. Community service accounted for less than a third (30 %) of executions of sentences while electronic monitoring made up 3 %. 86 % concerned males and 42 % Swiss citizens. The average population in penal institutions decreased by 6 %. Data come from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) execution of sanctions statistics.

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