Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of women as injured parties to offences has grown, men still have a majority
14 May 2020
According to Statistics Finland's data, 452,800 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during 2019. The number of suspects of the 275,000 solved offences against the Criminal Code was 300,400. Altogether 289,900 persons and 110,900 enterprises or legal persons were registered as injured parties. Not all offences necessarily have an injured party. The number of victims of offences was 51,900.

Next release:
2 Jun 2020

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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Change: Statistics on offences known to the police and on coercive measures have been combined into the statistics on offences and coercive measures
31 Mar 2015
The statistics on offences known to the police and on coercive measures have been combined into the new statistics on offences and coercive measures.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.6.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en.html