A person is registered as a crime suspect by the police if there is reasonable suspicion of guilt of the criminal offence in question. This includes suspects of offences registered in that specific calendar year. The most recent figures on suspects are provisional, as it is possible that new suspects linked to these offences are found at a later stage. Therefore, these figures are an underestimation of the definitive number; the provisional number of suspects in the most recent year is a few percent lower than the definitive number.