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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Isabell Bang Christensen
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Convicted Persons

Data from Statistics Denmark's register of convictions are linked to data from Statistics Denmark's population register and Statistics Denmark's income register. Data are already validated. However, central variables go through a probability check in form of a comparison with data from the previous year.

Source data

The statistics include all convictions which are registered in the Central Criminal Register. Data are stored in Statistics Denmarks's Register of Convictions and combined with information from Statistics Denmark's Population Register and Statistics Denmark's Income Register.

Frequency of data collection

Annual.

Data collection

Data used in the statistics are from administrative registers.

Data validation

The statistics are based on data from other statistical registers in Statistics Denmark and therefore already validated. However, central variables go through a probability check in form of a comparison with data from the previous year. Efforts are made to provide explanations in case that big deflections in the distribution of key variables occur. For instance, changes in the legislation or in the administrative praxis may cause fluctuations in the distributions.

Data compilation

Data from Statistics Denmark's register of convictions are linked to data from Statistics Denmark's population register and Statistics Denmark's income register. Only persons who are residents of Denmark 1 January and/or 31 December the year in question are selected to the statistics. Data on the main occupation for the year previous to the actual year are linked to these persons. Variables telling whether a person has been convicted or not, and if so, which types of crimes the person has committed, are calculated.

Adjustment

No further corrections of data than mentioned in "Data validation" and "Data compilation" are done.