Administration of Justice

Crime Statistics

This publication contains statistics on offences reported to the police, offences investigated, sanctions and imprisonments over reference year.
Offences Reported to the Police

This report briefly shows trends of offences reported to the police in 2006.


This report briefly shows patterns of offences sanctioned.

Statistics Norway Statistical Yearbook

Provides comprehensive tables on various topics, including offences reported to the police by type, group of offence, and county; offences investigated by the police decision and type of offence; and recidivism in a five-year period (1996-2000) among persons charged in 1995 by group of offence in 1995.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Norway

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Norway. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.



This report briefly shows changes in prison population.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Norway. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Norway. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Norway
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Norway

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Norway, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Law & the Courts

Criminal Prosecutions

This report briefly presents tables about offences reported to the police and prosecuted by prosecutors.

Research & Statistics

Guide to Legal Research in Norway

This guide provides information about the Norwegian legal system, law reports and judgements, references, information sources and useful links

Overseas Security Advisory Council - Crime & Safety Report (2010)

This Crime & Safety Report is an annual report written by United States Regional Security Officers about the current environment in Norway. Also available are links to other reports and foreign embassies.

Victims of Crime

Survey of Level of Living, Victims, and Crime

This report presents information regarding victims' vulnerability to crime.

Victims of Offences Reported to the Police

This report presents information regarding victims of violence who reported to their victimization to the police.