Appendix table 6. Persons suspected of offences and the entire population by level of education in 2016, aged 15 and over 1)

Offences Total Primary education Upper secondary education Lowest level tertiary education Lower-degree level tertiary education Higher-degree level tertiary education
1 Offences and infractions total Suspected 632,589 251,341 245,814 42,191 48,682 44,561
% 100.0 39.7 38.9 6.7 7.7 7.0
2 Offences against the Criminal Code Suspected 290,424 163,400 99,031 9,255 10,797 7,941
% 100.0 56.3 34.1 3.2 3.7 2.7
3 Offences A to F Suspected 236,879 147,929 74,348 5,426 5,492 3,684
% 100.0 62.4 31.4 2.3 2.3 1.6
Offences against property Suspected 94,516 66,197 24,487 1,655 1,296 881
% 100.0 70.0 25.9 1.8 1.4 0.9
Theft offences Suspected 46,024 33,741 10,992 642 336 313
% 100.0 73.3 23.9 1.4 0.7 0.7
Robbery offences Suspected 1,382 1,183 197 - 1 1
% 100.1 85.6 14.3 - 0.1 0.1
Damage to property Suspected 8,250 5,357 2,586 99 135 73
% 99.9 64.9 31.3 1.2 1.6 0.9
Embezzlement offences Suspected 1,358 569 565 111 69 44
% 100.0 41.9 41.6 8.2 5.1 3.2
Frauds Suspected 22,758 16,377 5,674 263 308 136
% 100.1 72.0 24.9 1.2 1.4 0.6
Means of payment frauds Suspected 1,371 1,035 297 13 16 10
% 100.0 75.5 21.7 0.9 1.2 0.7
Tax offences Suspected 1,579 738 640 91 58 52
% 100.0 46.7 40.5 5.8 3.7 3.3
Forgery offences Suspected 2,523 1,747 590 45 91 50
% 100.0 69.2 23.4 1.8 3.6 2.0
Dishonesty by a debtor Suspected 570 209 210 80 46 25
% 100.0 36.7 36.8 14.0 8.1 4.4
Offences against life and health Suspected 24,742 12,670 9,937 770 809 556
% 100.0 51.2 40.2 3.1 3.3 2.2
Homicides and attempts thereof Suspected 77 42 31 1 3 -
% 100.0 54.5 40.3 1.3 3.9 -
Assault offences Suspected 22,841 11,812 9,205 652 706 466
% 100.0 51.7 40.3 2.9 3.1 2.0
Sexual crimes Suspected 1,884 903 789 56 72 64
% 100.0 47.9 41.9 3.0 3.8 3.4
Drunken driving Suspected 16,390 8,461 6,520 634 442 333
% 100.0 51.6 39.8 3.9 2.7 2.0
Narcotics offences Suspected 22,315 14,583 7,254 111 268 99
% 100.0 65.4 32.5 0.5 1.2 0.4
4 Endangering of traffic safety, leaving the scene of a traffic accident without permission, traffic infraction Suspected 395,711 103,413 171,466 36,765 43,190 40,877
% 99.9 26.1 43.3 9.3 10.9 10.3
ENTIRE POPULATION Suspected 4 575,145 1 333,629 1 866,006 446,816 483,312 445,382
% 100.0 29.1 40.8 9.8 10.6 9.7
1) The same person can be a suspect several times during the year

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2016, Offences reported. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kimmo Haapakangas 029 551 3252, rikos@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 23.3.2017

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