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

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

Offence 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1) Offences and infractions total 428,047 429,476 392,465 400,454 392,726
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 237,148 232,511 234,936 227,620 225,295
3) Offences A to F 205,798 202,209 203,076 198,059 198,417
A. Offences against property 111,989 111,840 116,894 111,770 110,088
Burglaries total 16,218 14,671 16,327 16,069 15,058
Breaking into a residence 2,858 2,471 3,083 2,828 2,553
- into a free-time residence 718 709 1,044 838 627
- into another residence 2,140 1,762 2,039 1,990 1,926
Breaking into business premises 1,818 1,790 1,942 1,901 1,679
Breaking into a motor vehicle 5,096 4,250 4,355 4,521 3,905
Other burglaries 6,446 6,160 6,947 6,819 6,921
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 4,083 3,364 3,511 3,444 2,940
Robberies total 816 686 778 779 788
Damages to property total 20,826 20,092 21,267 18,325 16,435
Embezzlements total 1,547 1,766 1,514 1,370 1,420
Frauds total 10,526 11,467 11,773 13,183 12,121
- aggravated fraud 509 576 821 809 634
B. Crimes against life and health 20,255 18,852 17,543 17,537 17,244
Manslaughter, murder or killing 45 48 52 46 41
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 188 124 170 139 151
Assaults total 18,996 17,650 16,461 16,453 16,174
- aggravated assault 913 869 781 776 783
C. Sexual crimes 1,934 1,852 1,438 1,562 1,624
Sexual exploitation of a child 806 981 730 646 657
Rape 522 437 467 490 515
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 7,346 6,776 6,168 6,215 6,437
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 940 837 870 839 896
Impeding an official 1,090 953 912 887 877
E. Certain traffic offences 23,478 21,783 22,179 21,746 21,953
Drunken driving total 9,298 8,705 8,455 8,569 8,580
F. Other offences 40,796 41,106 38,854 39,229 41,071
Narcotics offences total 9,851 11,174 10,351 11,779 12,076
- aggravated narcotics offence 539 535 588 582 560
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 2,667 2,388 1,983 1,648 1,583
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 1) 222,249 227,267 189,389 202,395 194,309
- exceeding speed limits 2) 146,701 161,888 129,914 146,407 123,138
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, 2. quarter

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Updated 13.7.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
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