In 2016, 3.4 persons per 1,000 population were convicted in Slovenia. The rate was the highest (5.4) in Jugovzhodna Slovenija and the lowest (1.9) in Goriška, Zasavska and Primorsko-notranjska regions.
1,746 legal persons were indicted (14% fewer than a year before). In most cases (75%) the indictment was dismissed. In 10% of cases the request for investigation was filed, in about 7% of cases indictments were filed directly and in 6% of cases indictments were filed after the request for investigation. Almost half (45%) of legal persons were charged with criminal offences of business fraud and violation of basic rights of employees.
Te highest sentences in 2016 for convicted murderers
The highest unsuspended prison sentence over 10 years was given to seven adults convicted of criminal offences of murder and manslaughter. On average, they were 34 years old, had upper secondary vocational education and were citizens of the Republic of Slovenia. All but one were men. One of them admitted guilt. In these cases the procedure from committing the criminal offence to the final judgment lasted on average less than two years.
The highest sentence given to juvenile perpetrators was imprisonment: two juveniles were sentenced for manslaughter and grand larceny, respectively.
In 2016, 25% of legal persons were convicted of violating basic rights of employees and 36% of business fraud.