Report on the processing of criminal cases


Report no. 9/2013

The purpose of the report is to contribute to improving the transparency of the processing of criminal cases and to examine how the Ministry of Justice supports the connection between the various government bodies and systems in the criminal justice system. The report answers the following questions: 

  • Do the current overviews of case processing times for criminal cases elaborated by the authorities, provide adequate information on how long it takes for a case to pass through the system, i.e. from the case is reported to the police to the case is closed?
  • What was the turnaround time for criminal cases closed in 2012 broken down on different categories of crimes, and is it possible to improve the efficiency of the processing of criminal cases?
  • Has the Ministry of Justice had sufficient focus on supervising the coherence of the criminal justice system across the public bodies involved and on the collaboration between the same bodies?

 Rigsrevisionen initiated the examination.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)