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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 3rd quarter

Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to September 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data)

Offence 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1) Offences and infractions total 614,666 620,772 628,139 662,662 639,752
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 368,278 357,212 359,854 335,260 331,890
3) Offences A to F 319,581 311,459 317,594 298,439 293,103
A. Offences against property 185,434 178,326 178,643 162,460 154,478
Burglaries total 25,663 25,815 24,330 22,793 20,997
Breaking into a residence 4,795 4,496 4,097 3,665 3,700
- into a free-time residence 1,449 1,278 965 1,237 902
- into another residence 3,346 3,218 3,132 2,428 2,798
Breaking into business premises 3,073 3,111 2,576 2,348 2,231
Breaking into a motor vehicle 6,993 7,239 6,493 5,871 5,150
Other burglaries 10,802 10,969 11,164 10,909 9,916
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 6,058 5,920 5,277 4,849 4,450
Robberies total 1,264 1,165 1,238 1,257 1,315
Damages to property total 33,121 28,737 27,289 26,087 23,046
Embezzlements total 2,318 2,095 2,232 2,346 2,516
Frauds total 17,529 19,464 19,270 17,316 17,769
- aggravated fraud 959 1,093 1,052 1,071 1,289
B. Crimes against life and health 26,754 26,772 27,048 26,804 26,684
Manslaughter, murder or killing 76 64 54 57 57
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 253 213 233 280 263
Assaults total 24,963 25,035 25,269 25,100 24,894
- aggravated assault 1,212 1,166 1,147 1,209 1,262
C. Sexual crimes 2,245 2,092 2,520 2,367 2,760
Sexual abuse of a child 1,081 883 945 866 1,005
Rape 760 752 852 924 980
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 9,476 9,393 10,221 9,053 9,132
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,287 1,255 1,421 1,301 1,414
Impeding an official 1,413 1,344 1,399 1,134 1,125
E. Certain traffic offences 34,939 34,551 34,348 34,719 36,781
Drunken driving total 13,327 13,466 13,098 13,417 14,225
F. Other offences 60,733 60,325 64,814 63,036 63,268
Narcotics offences total 16,082 18,039 18,868 20,750 21,705
- aggravated narcotics offence 892 850 851 956 871
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 3,022 2,681 2,492 1,451 1,341
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 295,085 309,313 310,545 364,223 346,649
- exceeding speed limits 1) 205,598 221,863 223,238 289,919 273,130
1) Cases of exceeding speed limits registered as endangerment of traffic safety, aggravated endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions.

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2018, 3. quarter

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Updated 18.12.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
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