Mindre vold og hyppigere politianmeldelse

En undersøgelse der sammenligner skadestue- og retsmedicinske registreringer med politiets døgnrapporter


  • Ole Brink
  • Annie Vesterby Charles
  • Svend Sabroe
  • Jørn Jensen
  • Villy Sørensen




vold, politianmeldelse


The aim of this study was to provide a more comprehensive statistics on interpersonal violence. Throughout a one year period in 1993-1994 victims of assault examined in the accident and emergency (A & E) ward or Institute of Forensic Medicine in Aarhus were interviewed. Data were later compared with the Police crime records and similar studies performed in 1981-1982 and 1987-1988. A total of 1481 consecutive victims of assaults were interviewed, including 478 victims who also reported the incidence to the police. The overall incidence of violence declined significantly, while the tendency to report the violence to the police increased from 16% of the victims interviewed at the A & E ward in 1981/82 to 32% in 1993/94. This changed behaviour was most distinct among the younger age groups. There was no difference in the tendency to report domestic violence, street violence or violence committed in pubs to the police. When severity of the injuries increased, the tendency to report the incidence to the police also increased. 189 persons examined at the A & E ward were classified as victims of severe violence, but 60% of these episodes were never reported to the police. Medical and police judgement, of when a severe violent act had taken place, highly agreed.





Brink, O., Charles, A. V., Sabroe, S., Jensen, J., & Sørensen, V. (1997). Mindre vold og hyppigere politianmeldelse: En undersøgelse der sammenligner skadestue- og retsmedicinske registreringer med politiets døgnrapporter. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, 84(2), 103–114. https://doi.org/10.7146/ntfk.v84i2.137432