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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 2nd quarter

Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2012 to 2016 (preliminary data)

Offence 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1) Offences and infractions total 205,191 211,557 190,467 196,265 182,970
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 108,504 105,721 111,990 106,467 102,377
3) Offences A to F 92,658 90,361 95,299 91,062 89,332
A. Offences against property 49,288 48,081 54,624 50,663 48,761
Burglaries total 6,748 6,143 7,377 7,026 6,459
Breaking into a residence 1,162 1,019 1,368 1,183 1,117
- into a free-time residence 251 199 438 280 203
- into another residence 911 820 930 903 914
Breaking into business premises 773 772 881 882 721
Breaking into a motor vehicle 2,376 1,823 2,123 2,069 1,705
Other burglaries 2,437 2,529 3,005 2,892 2,916
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 1,500 1,112 1,360 1,337 1,091
Robberies total 376 315 355 379 386
Damages to property total 8,817 8,782 10,474 8,153 6,974
Embezzlements total 791 896 782 711 680
Frauds total 5,451 5,817 6,395 6,878 6,388
- aggravated fraud 255 320 330 475 353
B. Crimes against life and health 9,297 8,793 8,307 8,067 8,250
Manslaughter, murder or killing 22 24 25 19 19
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 83 53 76 68 65
Assaults total 8,760 8,323 7,809 7,602 7,808
- aggravated assault 428 426 375 364 392
C. Sexual crimes 1,061 821 744 743 840
Sexual exploitation of a child 375 362 392 334 344
Rape 255 208 221 247 247
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 3,526 3,215 3,066 3,085 3,130
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 481 408 450 414 391
Impeding an official 523 459 476 429 425
E. Certain traffic offences 10,423 9,607 10,153 9,536 9,476
Drunken driving total 4,048 3,815 3,740 3,761 3,711
F. Other offences 19,063 19,844 18,405 18,968 18,875
Narcotics offences total 5,029 5,825 5,066 5,789 5,921
- aggravated narcotics offence 268 294 265 313 294
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 732 790 622 482 362
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 1) 112,533 121,196 95,168 105,203 93,638
- exceeding speed limits 2) 71,932 85,967 63,962 75,836 57,586
1) Problems connected to the re-organisation of automatic traffic control brought about a substantial fall in the number of traffic offences recorded in the early part of 2014 compared with 2013. Exceeding speed limits towards the end of 2012 were recorded erroneously in the early part of 2013.
2) Cases of exceeding speed limits registered as endangerment of traffic safety, aggravated endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions.

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2016, 1. quarter

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Updated 20.4.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 1st quarter 2016, Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2012 to 2016 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.8.2019].
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