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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 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data)

Offence 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1) Offences and infractions total 828,296 817,307 823,449 861,921 803,298
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 482,050 472,646 466,858 438,373 439,201
3) Offences A to F 417,898 411,525 411,725 390,719 388,419
A. Offences against property 241,326 235,945 230,174 210,773 205,058
Burglaries total 33,972 34,178 33,251 29,754 28,137
Breaking into a residence 6,363 5,969 5,300 4,770 4,939
- into a free-time residence 1,840 1,684 1,227 1,512 1,199
- into another residence 4,523 4,285 4,073 3,258 3,740
Breaking into business premises 4,044 4,081 3,329 3,034 2,927
Breaking into a motor vehicle 9,253 9,484 8,654 7,650 6,898
Other burglaries 14,312 14,644 15,968 14,300 13,373
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 7,773 7,435 6,700 6,103 5,817
Robberies total 1,689 1,546 1,673 1,640 1,738
Damages to property total 42,516 37,705 35,170 33,466 30,282
Embezzlements total 3,075 2,832 2,924 3,149 3,355
Frauds total 23,515 25,526 25,065 23,380 23,827
- aggravated fraud 1,351 1,441 1,422 1,429 1,647
B. Crimes against life and health 35,236 36,005 36,094 35,744 35,564
Manslaughter, murder or killing 101 96 78 73 90
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 327 299 311 348 354
Assaults total 32,928 33,661 33,769 33,535 33,180
- aggravated assault 1,645 1,563 1,592 1,581 1,641
C. Sexual crimes 3,001 2,955 3,327 3,269 3,720
Sexual abuse of a child 1,416 1,225 1,242 1,168 1,363
Rape 1,009 1,043 1,160 1,245 1,338
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 12,592 12,743 13,399 12,355 12,192
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,704 1,717 1,883 1,723 1,900
Impeding an official 1,863 1,809 1,852 1,525 1,531
E. Certain traffic offences 45,557 44,923 44,759 45,088 48,587
Drunken driving total 17,608 17,620 17,308 17,685 19,130
F. Other offences 80,186 78,954 83,972 83,490 83,298
Narcotics offences total 21,781 23,410 25,082 27,777 28,913
- aggravated narcotics offence 1,161 1,071 1,179 1,282 1,231
Alcohol offence/Minor alcohol offence 3,686 3,214 2,876 1,811 1,663
4) Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 410,398 405,782 411,724 471,202 414,879
- exceeding speed limits 1) 293,752 291,351 299,312 375,140 320,045
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, 4. quarter

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Updated 17.01.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 4th quarter 2018, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in 2014 to 2018 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.8.2019].
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