Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Nearly 30 per cent more rapes and sexual abuses of a child were recorded
17 Apr 2019
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 93,800 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during the first quarter of 2019, which is 2,700 cases (2.8 per cent) fewer than in January to March 2018. Offences against property numbered 41,000, which is 4.2 per cent fewer cases than in the year before. In all, 27.6 per cent more rapes were reported than in the corresponding period in the previous year.

Next release:
16 May 2019

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: 21.4.2019].
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