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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2020, 4th quarter

Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to June 2016 to 2020 (preliminary data)

Offence 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 396,331 427,594 424,219 402,690 338,951
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 228,567 210,390 208,669 213,486 232,853
A. Offences against property 111,743 100,135 94,668 99,092 107,470
Burglaries total 15,179 13,962 12,773 13,006 15,751
Breaking into a residence 2,539 2,367 2,158 1,956 2,223
- into a free-time residence 623 813 535 490 723
- into another residence 1,916 1,554 1,623 1,466 1,500
Breaking into business premises 1,680 1,538 1,352 1,286 1,438
Breaking into a motor vehicle 3,962 3,508 3,068 3,268 3,738
Other burglaries 6,998 6,549 6,195 6,496 8,352
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 2,939 2,658 2,445 2,595 2,591
Robberies total 772 773 804 786 905
Damages to property total 16,626 16,069 14,427 14,083 15,261
Embezzlements total 1,433 1,540 1,543 1,632 1,646
Frauds total 12,691 11,322 12,008 14,510 16,035
- aggravated fraud 725 698 894 1,019 1,013
B. Crimes against life and health 17,656 17,549 17,098 17,322 16,460
Manslaughter, murder or killing 36 37 34 35 51
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 153 166 152 125 194
Assaults total 16,553 16,519 16,034 16,256 15,267
- aggravated assault 746 775 769 746 864
C. Sexual crimes 1,621 1,570 1,732 2,091 1,898
Sexual abuse of a child 649 585 662 830 806
Rape 508 625 594 763 674
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 6,867 5,721 6,158 6,064 6,083
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 917 809 897 974 963
Impeding an official 888 696 743 714 702
L. Traffic offences 59,746 53,699 55,778 54,545 60,175
Drunken driving total 8,459 8,387 9,133 9,205 10,296
Narcotics offences total 12,362 13,024 14,432 14,578 19,567
- aggravated narcotics offence 578 634 642 812 706
1) Fines from automatic traffic control are updated into the police PATJA system with a delay of around 80 days, which has an effect on the number of traffic infractions in particular.
2) Preliminary data

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2020, 2. quarter

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Updated 14.7.2020

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