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.


Statistics Finland

Key figures

Sentences in courts of first instance

Prosecutions, sentences and punishments
Updated: 02/10/2023

Future releases


See key statistical data in the figures.

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

Statistical experts

Inquiries primarily
Service email
Laura Lipasti
Senior Statistician
029 551 3041

Referencing instructions

Referencing instructions

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

Go to the archive page