The latest Zurich Youth Survey 2021 shows that overall rates of violence among young people are increasing again, after significantly decreasing trends were observed between the two previous surveys in 2007 and 2014. The increase relates in particular to sexual offenses and robbery as well as school bullying.
Since 1999, thousands of young people have been surveyed about their experiences as victims and perpetrators of violence in the Zurich Youth Surveys at intervals of 7 to 8 years (see info box at the end of the text). Such surveys on the “dark figure” of crime and violence allow to go beyond the police crime statistics (PCS) to examine long-term trends in violence, delinquency, substance use and other problem behaviour among young people and to determine possible causes for trend reversals. This is important because only reported offenses are recorded in the PCS, and because the reporting rate for violent offenses in particular is low and can change significantly.
(All talks are in German)
Entwicklung von Gewalterfahrungen Jugendlicher im Kanton Zürich (PDF, 708 KB)
Veranstaltung: Frühlingskonferenz der Kinder- und Jugendbeauftragten im Kanton Zürich (KKJ), Paulusakademie Zürich, 20.4.2023
Gewalt in jugendlichen Paarbeziehungen: Trends & Risikofaktoren (PDF)
Veranstaltung: Nationale Tagung «Freundschaft, Liebe und Sexualität ohne Gewalt» zu Gewaltprävention und Förderung der Beziehungskompetenzen bei Jugendlichen, Eventforum Bern, 9.6.2022