New data from these statistics will be published on the home page of the Statistics on offences and coercive measures.


The statistics on coercive measures relate to coercive methods used by the police and the customs and in that respect to the description of the activities of the police. On the other hand, the statistics contain information about persons subjected to coercive measures. The statistics focus on coercive measures against a person’s freedom for which the duration of loss of freedom, for instance, is described. On other coercive measures the data content is relatively limited. The statistics specify the coercive measures which the police can decide upon and those requiring a decision by a court of law. Coercive measures are divided into those directed at individuals and those directed at property. The statistics on coercive methods form part of statistics on Offences known to the police, as coercive measures are almost without exception connected with criminal investigations.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Coercive measures [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.10.2020].
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