Population and society

Prosecutions, sentences and punishments

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
Statistics on prosecutions, sentences and punishments contain data on punishments imposed by courts of first instance, on those for whom a punishment has been waived, and on dismissed charges. The data are obtained from the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Register Centre and published once a year.


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Persons sentenced in court of first instance by offence category 2009-2022

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A.Offences against property14,76714,68714,74014,91214,26414,94015,23514,78614,51815,61516,52514,15415,53015,465
B.Offence against life and healt10,42410,15310,37910,82010,1839,0918,0737,5956,8896,9726,7635,6066,4026,211
C.Sexual offence545495515560561567547546548533515489572611
D.Offences against public authority and perjury1,9371,8031,7691,7461,6691,6211,5281,5081,4801,6371,8731,5401,6511,888
E. Traffic offences25,81023,29123,04121,70919,27219,10118,66917,61117,27618,41317,20316,10817,55915,560
F.Other offences against the Penal Code8,7549,3629,5639,1658,9718,8618,5218,2468,6099,5689,3729,39610,3339,317
G. Offences against other Acts3,3513,4533,2653,0362,3752,7862,7132,7202,5443,4203,0372,4322,2362,134

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The statistical data released before 5.4.2022 can be found on the archive pages of the statistics.

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