Classification of crime offenses

General description

Full title:

Classification of criminal offenses



Originating authority:

The Parliament of Montenegro

Legal basis:

The Criminal Legislation of Montenegro ("Official Journal of RCG" No. 70/03) contains the classification of criminal offenses that includes every offense provided by it.

Implementation date:



The classification of criminal offenses used in statistical researches on adult and juvenile offenders.

For the encryption of criminal offense statistical forms a six digit cipher is assigned.

Coding layout was carried out as follows:

·          First three code digits represent a section of the criminal offences of applied law.  

·          Fourth coding place indicates letter to the member, including: "a" as 1 "b" as 2, "v" as 3. Relation of primary criminal offense with serious criminal offense is labeled with code 4. In the column “article, paragraph and link points of the article and paragraph” classification, in addition to the basic article of the criminal offense, an article of a serious criminal offense is provided with which the primary work is related.

·          Fifth place coding indicates the paragraph with a section of a criminal offense. If the criminal offense does not have paragraphs but only sections, the label code is 0.

·          Sixth coding place represents: a) the relationship between attitudes within the same criminal offense, that same article, b) paragraph in article of serious criminal offenses in the fourth coding is used by code 4 c), items 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 for criminal offenses - aggravated theft, abuse of authority in the economy, causing false bankruptcy, etc..

·          Code 999 999 indicates the criminal offenses foreseen by special laws outside the Criminal law.

Detailed description:

Basic and advanced prosecution and the basic and higher courts, as the reporting unit in statistical surveys on perpetrators of criminal offenses, are obliged to enter in prescribed statistical forms, among other things, answers to the following questions: the legal name of the criminal offense, article, paragraph, item and links with other criminal offense under article, put the sections, and the name of the applied law. After the answers to these questions the criminal offense and applicable law is determined and encrypted according to the classification of crimes.

Linked classifications:


Main statistical applications:

Statistics of education, research and development, culture, justice and administration.


Classification of criminal offenses



Link to webpage: 






Sl.list RCG br.70/03