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Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to September 2015 to 2019 (preliminary data)

Offence 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 620,772 628,139 662,662 659,148 552,525
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 357,212 359,854 335,260 333,283 333,471
A. Offences against property 178,326 178,643 162,460 155,115 158,172
Burglaries total 25,815 24,330 22,793 20,991 21,340
Breaking into a residence 4,496 4,097 3,665 3,681 3,278
- into a free-time residence 1,278 965 1,237 904 853
- into another residence 3,218 3,132 2,428 2,777 2,425
Breaking into business premises 3,111 2,576 2,348 2,229 2,072
Breaking into a motor vehicle 7,239 6,493 5,871 5,169 5,363
Other burglaries 10,969 11,164 10,909 9,912 10,627
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 5,920 5,277 4,849 4,436 4,487
Robberies total 1,165 1,238 1,257 1,293 1,302
Damages to property total 28,737 27,289 26,087 23,088 22,761
Embezzlements total 2,095 2,232 2,346 2,491 2,565
Frauds total 19,464 19,270 17,316 18,161 20,698
- aggravated fraud 1,093 1,052 1,071 1,255 1,485
B. Crimes against life and health 26,772 27,048 26,804 26,957 26,653
Manslaughter, murder or killing 64 54 57 55 57
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 213 233 280 260 216
Assaults total 25,035 25,269 25,100 25,134 24,927
- aggravated assault 1,166 1,147 1,209 1,233 1,213
C. Sexual crimes 2,092 2,520 2,367 2,763 3,150
Sexual abuse of a child 883 945 866 1,000 1,209
Rape 752 852 924 1,007 1,128
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 9,393 10,221 9,053 9,356 9,212
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,255 1,421 1,301 1,414 1,420
Impeding an official 1,344 1,399 1,134 1,133 1,089
L. Traffic offences 99,119 94,118 85,342 88,428 83,831
Drunken driving total 13,466 13,098 13,417 14,193 14,175
Narcotics offences total 18,039 18,868 20,750 21,801 22,300
- aggravated narcotics offence 850 851 956 888 1,004
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 2019, 3. quarter

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Updated 17.10.2019

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