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Switzerland. 2010 ‘Violent Infractions (Infractions de Violence) 2009.’ Police Statistics on Crime Annual Report (Statistique Policière de la Criminalité Rapport Annuel) 2009. Neuchâtel: Office Fédéral de la Statistique / Département Fédéral de l'Intérieur. 1 January

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Infractions de violence

Pour obtenir une pondération des diverses infractions de violence, on a procédé à une distinction sommaire entre violence grave et violence d'intensité moyenne. La part des infractions de violence graves atteint 3% en 2009.

Parmi celles-ci figurent les homicides (51 homicides/185 tentatives d'homicide), les lésions corporelles graves (524), les viols (666) et les actes de brigandage selon l'art 140 al. 4 (43). Si 23% des homicides sont commis avec une arme à feu et 44% avec une arme blanche, la majorité des lésions corporelles graves (57%) résultent d'une pure violence physique.

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Violent Infractions

In order to obtain the number of different violent acts, we have carried out a rough categorisation between serious violence and violence of medium intensity. The proportion of serious acts of violence reaches 3% in 2009.

Among those are homicides (51 homicides/189 attempted homicides), serious bodily injuries (524), rapes (666) and banditry according to art 140.4 of the penal code (43). If 23% of homicides are committed with a firearm and 44% with a bladed weapon, the majority of serious bodily injuries (57%) result from pure physical violence.

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