Appendix table 7. Persons suspected of offences and the entire population by level of education in 2017, aged 15 and over

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 641,064 245,984 249,843 43,322 52,234 49,681
% 100.0 38.4 39.0 6.8 8.1 7.7
2 Offences against the Criminal Code Suspected 276,548 159,170 92,882 8,293 9,402 6,801
% 100.1 57.6 33.6 3.0 3.4 2.5
3 Offences A to F Suspected 230,362 144,743 71,754 5,373 5,198 3,294
% 99.9 62.8 31.1 2.3 2.3 1.4
Offences against property Suspected 86,756 58,998 24,066 1,802 1,141 749
% 100.0 68.0 27.7 2.1 1.3 0.9
Theft offences Suspected 41,635 29,951 10,629 546 266 243
% 99.9 71.9 25.5 1.3 0.6 0.6
Robbery offences Suspected 1,434 1,189 239 4 2 -
% 100.0 82.9 16.7 0.3 0.1 -
Damage to property Suspected 7,956 5,247 2,423 124 106 56
% 100.1 66.0 30.5 1.6 1.3 0.7
Embezzlement offences Suspected 1,305 556 460 164 87 38
% 100.0 42.6 35.2 12.6 6.7 2.9
Frauds Suspected 19,570 13,412 5,442 401 211 104
% 99.9 68.5 27.8 2.0 1.1 0.5
Means of payment frauds Suspected 1,600 1,242 335 15 5 3
% 99.9 77.6 20.9 0.9 0.3 0.2
Tax offences Suspected 1,999 889 823 132 77 78
% 100.1 44.5 41.2 6.6 3.9 3.9
Forgery offences Suspected 1,961 1,184 590 93 39 55
% 100.0 60.4 30.1 4.7 2.0 2.8
Dishonesty by a debtor Suspected 518 172 235 46 44 21
% 100.1 33.2 45.4 8.9 8.5 4.1
Offences against life and health Suspected 23,645 12,525 9,124 600 829 567
% 100.0 53.0 38.6 2.5 3.5 2.4
Homicides and attempts thereof Suspected 64 39 23 1 1 -
% 100.0 60.9 35.9 1.6 1.6 -
Assault offences Suspected 21,702 11,655 8,443 509 678 417
% 99.9 53.7 38.9 2.3 3.1 1.9
Sexual crimes Suspected 2,026 1,081 709 80 125 31
% 100.0 53.4 35.0 3.9 6.2 1.5
Drunken driving Suspected 16,864 8,856 6,705 559 420 324
% 100.0 52.5 39.8 3.3 2.5 1.9
Narcotics offences Suspected 24,411 15,854 8,063 110 271 113
% 100.0 64.9 33.0 0.5 1.1 0.5
4 Endangering of traffic safety, leaving the scene of a traffic accident without permission, traffic infraction Suspected 410,702 101,241 178,089 37,949 47,036 46,387
% 100.1 24.7 43.4 9.2 11.5 11.3
ENTIRE POPULATION Suspected 4 591,285 1 340,669 1 850,762 441,465 499,504 458,885
% 100.0 29.2 40.3 9.6 10.9 10.0

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2017, Offences reported. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 8.5.2018

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