Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

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According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 333,500 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during January to September 2019, which is 200 cases (0.1 per cent) more than in January to September 2018. A total of 158,200 offences against property were recorded, which is two per cent more than in 2018. In all, 12 per cent more rapes were reported than in the corresponding period in the previous year.

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Description: The statistics on offences and coercive measures focus on describing the regional distributions of crime and the use of coercive measures by the police, customs and border guard. The statistics include data on the quality and number of offences reported. In addition, the statistics comprise the numbers of offences investigated and solved by the police, customs and border guard and cases where the report has been found to be unfounded. With respect to solved offences, suspects and their ages, nationality and some socio-economic background factors are also reported. The statistics also contain data on domestic violence and municipal parking supervision, as well as on certain tasks performed by authorities, such as investigations of suicides, deer collisions, fire investigations and so on.
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Keywords: nationality, drunken driving, traffic offences, domestic violence, police, parking control, intoxicants, offences, customs offences, victims, foreigners, offences against property, violence, violent crimes, coercive measures, detention, apprehension.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2019].
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