A more recent publication of this set of statistics is available.

Latest publication: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 2nd quarter

Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2015 to 2019 (preliminary data)

Offence 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 195,367 185,861 218,487 196,568 129,291
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 105,593 104,968 98,234 96,495 93,839
A. Offences against property 50,364 50,222 46,184 42,764 40,970
Burglaries total 7,025 6,481 6,283 5,795 5,197
Breaking into a residence 1,180 1,110 1,034 897 805
- into a free-time residence 280 203 303 195 138
- into another residence 900 907 731 702 667
Breaking into business premises 882 726 771 638 536
Breaking into a motor vehicle 2,068 1,731 1,650 1,486 1,294
Other burglaries 2,895 2,914 2,828 2,774 2,562
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 1,333 1,097 1,034 1,012 959
Robberies total 378 374 347 381 355
Damages to property total 8,144 7,294 7,174 6,243 5,364
Embezzlements total 681 710 803 756 825
Frauds total 6,699 6,834 6,139 6,271 6,911
- aggravated fraud 464 417 336 504 440
B. Crimes against life and health 7,970 8,433 8,422 7,858 7,944
Manslaughter, murder or killing 19 17 18 15 23
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 68 62 75 73 65
Assaults total 7,514 7,981 8,005 7,399 7,441
- aggravated assault 363 367 348 352 376
C. Sexual crimes 734 820 797 887 1,060
Sexual abuse of a child 331 328 283 324 417
Rape 243 248 312 297 379
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 3,026 3,579 2,754 2,998 2,892
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 414 394 370 457 425
Impeding an official 429 429 336 363 320
L. Traffic offences 30,063 27,095 24,431 25,425 24,279
Drunken driving total 3,753 3,635 3,708 4,090 4,276
Narcotics offences total 5,777 6,062 6,250 7,386 7,198
- aggravated narcotics offence 309 333 313 350 407
1) Fines from automatic traffic control are updated into the police PATJA system with a delay of around 80 days, which has an effect on the number of traffic infractions in particular.

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 1. quarter

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 17.04.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 1st quarter 2019, Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2015 to 2019 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.8.2019].
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