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Appendix table 8. Persons suspected of offences and the entire population by level of education, aged 15 years and over

Offences 1) Total 2) Primary education Upper secondary level education Lowest level tertiary education Tertiary level education
ALL OFFENCES Persons suspected 256 927 160 838 79 581 7 156 9 352
% 100,0 62,6 31,0 2,8 3,6
Theft offences Persons suspected 50 643 37 573 11 545 695 830
% 100,0 74,2 22,8 1,4 1,6
Robbery offences Persons suspected 1 341 1 096 239 3 3
% 100,0 81,7 17,8 0,2 0,2
Embezzlement offences Persons suspected 1 480 708 542 135 95
% 100,0 47,8 36,6 9,1 6,4
Frauds, means of payment frauds Persons suspected 18 102 12 351 4 861 469 421
% 100,0 68,2 26,9 2,6 2,3
Tax offences Persons suspected 1 168 543 467 91 67
% 100,0 46,5 40,0 7,8 5,7
Forgery offences Persons suspected 3 734 2 223 1 129 142 240
% 100,0 59,5 30,2 3,8 6,4
Dishonesty by a debtor Persons suspected 664 237 284 73 70
% 100,0 35,7 42,8 11,0 10,5
Homicides and attempts thereof Persons suspected 447 287 141 9 10
% 100,0 64,2 31,5 2,0 2,2
Assault offences Persons suspected 30 632 16 978 11 412 922 1 320
% 100,0 55,4 37,3 3,0 4,3
Rape offences Persons suspected 1 299 988 257 12 42
% 100,0 76,1 19,8 0,9 3,2
Drunken driving Persons suspected 18 254 9 510 7 080 822 842
% 100,0 52,1 38,8 4,5 4,6
Narcotics offences Persons suspected 18 488 12 285 5 830 121 252
% 100,0 66,4 31,5 0,7 1,4
ENTIRE POPULATION Persons suspected 4 512 285 1 455 959 1 783 389 467 164 805 773
% 100,0 32,3 39,5 10,4 17,9
1) Excl. endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction.
2) The data in appendix tables 5-8 differ due to the sampling times of the background data. Not all population data is avail-able for all persons suspected of offences. The population data of appendix table 6 depicting socio-economic status are from 2010. In the other appendix tables the population data are from 2011.

Source: Offences known to the police 2012. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kimmo Haapakangas 09 1734 3252, rikos@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 2.4.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Offences known to the police [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-7953. 2012, Appendix table 8. Persons suspected of offences and the entire population by level of education, aged 15 years and over . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.9.2019].
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