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Week in Numbers Rehoused pets, Schengen visas and prison earnings

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Almost every article published by contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.



The percentage of apprentices in Switzerland, many of whom are minors, who say they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace



The amount in francs earned by a prisoner while in prison which he wanted to give to someone else. However, the money was confiscated to secure the costs of legal proceedings. The man appealed and won, with judges stating that the salary was an unseizable asset



Defective anti-trap protection systems were found on five train carriage doors during special inspections by the Federal Railways following an accident that killed a conductor



From February 2 the cost of obtaining a visa for the Schengen zone to visit Switzerland will rise from €60 to €80 for adults. The fee for those aged between six and 12 will rise by €5 to €40. 



Nearly two-thirds of the 19,000 animals placed in shelters last year found new homes in pet-loving Switzerland.

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