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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 September 2013 to 2017 (preliminary data) Corrected on 13 April 2018

Corrected on 13 April 2018. The corrected numbers are indicated in red.
Offence 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1) Offences and infractions total 667,773 614,432 623,181 627,972 589,448
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 372,884 368,057 359,616 359,721 332,680
3) Offences A to F 324,650 319,341 313,820 317,452 296,866
A. Offences against property 183,842 185,315 179,184 178,604 161,278
Burglaries total 24,387 25,638 25,844 24,338 22,613
Breaking into a residence 4,245 4,800 4,514 4,099 3,680
- into a free-time residence 1,242 1,450 1,277 963 1,238
- into another residence 3,003 3,350 3,237 3,136 2,442
Breaking into business premises 2,928 3,072 3,112 2,575 2,339
Breaking into a motor vehicle 7,166 6,989 7,240 6,490 5,752
Other burglaries 10,048 10,777 10,978 11,174 10,842
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 6,239 6,058 5,941 5,280 4,853
Robberies total 1,108 1,267 1,170 1,245 1,276
Damages to property total 33,321 33,112 28,816 27,276 25,821
Embezzlements total 2,732 2,312 2,128 2,234 2,436
Frauds total 17,503 17,521 19,929 19,224 17,444
- aggravated fraud 852 1,124 1,114 1,032 1,048
B. Crimes against life and health 28,650 26,701 26,993 26,984 26,547
Manslaughter, murder or killing 73 76 64 56 59
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 194 253 213 234 282
Assaults total 26,707 24,906 25,241 25,209 24,863
- aggravated assault 1,357 1,215 1,177 1,149 1,249
C. Sexual crimes 2,606 2,258 2,237 2,519 2,427
Sexual abuse of a child 1,301 1,090 897 944 888
Rape 748 760 767 854 945
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 10,199 9,478 9,525 10,230 9,023
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,258 1,289 1,254 1,426 1,289
Impeding an official 1,415 1,410 1,344 1,398 1,111
E. Certain traffic offences 34,682 34,930 34,579 34,330 34,495
Drunken driving total 13,724 13,330 13,501 13,104 13,596
F. Other offences 64,671 60,659 61,302 64,785 63,096
Narcotics offences total 17,181 16,014 18,049 18,871 20,597
- aggravated narcotics offence 915 871 847 851 933
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 3,860 3,023 2,665 2,491 1,424
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 343,123 295,091 309,361 310,520 292,582
- exceeding speed limits 1) 243,709 205,601 221,586 223,113 218,556
1) 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 2017, 3. quarter

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Updated 19.10.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 3rd quarter 2017, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to September 2013 to 2017 (preliminary data) Corrected on 13 April 2018 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.8.2019].
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