Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

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Number of break-ins into houses growing
16 Oct 2020
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 376,800 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during January to September 2020, which is 36,900 cases (9.8 per cent) more than in the corresponding period in 2019. A total of 177,300 offences against property were recorded, which is 8.6 per cent more than in the year before. Eleven per cent more break-ins into houses and free-time residences were reported.

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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: 21.10.2020].
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