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In StatBank the statistics are published in the tables STRAF70, STRAF71, STRAF72, STRAF73, og STRAF74.

Furthermore the statistics are published in the publication "Kriminalitet" (Criminality).

See more at the Subject page.

Taylor made statistics can be produced on the basis of data from different registers, moreover through Statistics Denmark's Division of Research Service it is possible for researchers to be granted access to anonymised data.

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

For the time being there is no news release linked to this statistics.


The statistics are published in: The publication "Kriminalitet" (Criminality).

On-line database

The statistics are published in the StatBank under the subject in the following tables:

  • STRAF70: Arrests by sex, type of offence, outcome, age and time
  • STRAF73: Arrests by sex, age, education and time
  • STRAF72: Arrests by residence in Denmark, type of offence and time
  • STRAF74: Arrests by type of offence, education and time
  • STRAF71: Arrests by sex, age, residence in Denmark and time

Micro-data access

Data on imprisonments are kept as ready-made files containing basic information at individual level. Taylor made statistics can be prepared on the basis of the ready-made files. Through Statistics Denmark's Division of Research Service it is possible for researchers to be granted access to anonymised data, i.e., data for which all identification details such as ID numbers have been removed.


Final data are available to DST Consulting, The Division of Research Services and other users in Statistics Denmark.

Confidentiality - policy

Data Confidentiality Policy in Statistics Denmark.

Confidentiality - data treatment

The published statistics on imprisonments is distributed by no other characteristics than sex, age and education. This ensures that convicted persons not can be related to individuals.

Documentation on methodology

There is no special documents of methods to this statistics.

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.