Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Reported number of crimes against life and health decreased by 4.3 per cent in January to June 2018
18 Sep 2018
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 402,400 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in January to June 2018, which is 25,300 cases (5.9 per cent) fewer than in 2017. The number of recorded offences against the Penal Code was 206,900 or 1.7 per cent lower. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 16,800, which is 4.3 per cent lower than in January to June last year. In all, 4.8 per cent fewer rapes and 28.1 per cent fewer cases of sexual harassment were reported than in the year before.

Next release:
18 Dec 2018

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: 10.12.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en