Referrals in 2013 by gender and age

Persons reported for contravention by gender, 2013

Gender Men Women Total
Quantity 38'416 4'246 42'662
Percent 90 % 10 % 100 %

90% of the consumption convictions concern men. Even though there are probably more men than women who smoke pot, the ratio is hardly 1 : 9. We would rather estimate it at 1 : 2. This means that women are much less likely to be reported to the police than men.

Persons reported for misdemeanor by gender, 2013

Gender Men Women Total
Quantity 7'852 709 8'561
Percent 92 % 8 % 100 %

Males also dominate those reported for misdemeanor (transfer, trafficking) at 92%, even slightly more than for violation reports above.

Persons arrested for contravention by age, 2013

Age under 20 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59 60 +, unknown. Total
Quantity 14'199 18'696 6'493 2'426 762 93 42'669
Percent 33 % 44 % 15 % 6 % 2 % 0 % 100 %

The main burden of repression is clearly borne by the young. The under-30s receive 77% of the reprimands. Even though more people smoke pot at a younger age than at an older age, there are now also many retired people who smoke pot. But they are less likely to be out smoking joints and less likely to get caught in the mills of justice. But: It can also happen to the well-situated elderly! The small discrepancy between the two totals in the infraction tables is due to some unclear cases.

Persons arrested for misdemeanor by age, 2013

Age under 20 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59 60 +, unknown. Total
Quantity 2'230 3'645 1'649 705 279 53 8'561
Percent 26 % 43 % 19 % 8 % 3 % 1 % 100 %

It is interesting to note that the age distribution of the misdemeanor reprimands is very similar to that of the above-mentioned violations. Of course, the figures are less high, but the percentage distribution is quite similar: The main burden of repression is again borne by the under-30s, who account for 69% of all reprimands.

Individuals arrested for contravention by weed/hash and age, 2013

Age under 20 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59 60 +, unknown. Total
due to weed 13'563 17'199 5'723 2'026 627 75 39'213
Because of hash 636 1'497 770 400 135 18 3'456
Hash to weed 1 : 21 1 : 11 1 : 7 1 : 5 1 : 5 1 : 4 1 : 11

Most of the referrals are made because of weed: 92% on average. This is true for all age groups. But for those under 20, weed accounts for almost 96%, and for those over 60, “only” 81%.

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