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Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 3rd quarter

Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data)

Offence 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1) Offences and infractions total 190,467 196,265 185,836 218,515 179,712
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 111,990 106,467 104,950 98,256 95,440
3) Offences A to F 95,299 91,062 92,053 87,111 84,034
A. Offences against property 54,624 50,663 50,183 46,208 42,157
Burglaries total 7,377 7,026 6,478 6,286 5,800
Breaking into a residence 1,368 1,183 1,110 1,031 907
- into a free-time residence 438 280 203 303 195
- into another residence 930 903 907 728 712
Breaking into business premises 881 882 724 770 638
Breaking into a motor vehicle 2,123 2,069 1,728 1,650 1,486
Other burglaries 3,005 2,892 2,916 2,835 2,769
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 1,360 1,337 1,096 1,035 1,020
Robberies total 355 379 374 345 376
Damages to property total 10,474 8,153 7,296 7,174 6,228
Embezzlements total 782 711 709 804 757
Frauds total 6,395 6,878 6,800 6,152 5,925
- aggravated fraud 330 475 397 333 443
B. Crimes against life and health 8,307 8,067 8,427 8,449 7,717
Manslaughter, murder or killing 25 19 18 17 16
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 76 68 62 75 77
Assaults total 7,809 7,602 7,973 8,034 7,275
- aggravated assault 375 364 369 371 373
C. Sexual crimes 744 743 821 795 853
Sexual exploitation of a child 392 334 327 279 329
Rape 221 247 249 315 294
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 3,066 3,085 3,583 2,748 2,974
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 450 414 393 369 462
Impeding an official 476 429 429 337 360
E. Certain traffic offences 10,153 9,536 9,505 9,315 10,265
Drunken driving total 3,740 3,761 3,637 3,705 4,117
F. Other offences 18,405 18,968 19,534 19,596 20,068
Narcotics offences total 5,066 5,789 6,069 6,248 7,331
- aggravated narcotics offence 265 313 332 312 354
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 622 482 370 333 299
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 95,168 105,203 93,783 131,404 95,678
- exceeding speed limits 1) 63,962 75,838 64,442 103,473 68,094
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 2018, 1. quarter

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Updated 14.6.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 1st quarter 2018, Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2019].
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