Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of sexual offences recorded grew by 13.8 per cent in 2018
17 Jan 2019
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 439,200 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in 2018, which is 800 cases (0.2 per cent) more than in 2017. Offences against property numbered 205,100, which is 2.7 per cent fewer cases than in the year before. In all, 7.5 per cent more rapes and 27.8 per cent more cases of sexual harassment were reported than in the year before.

Next release:
28 Feb 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: 19.2.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en