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

Offence 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 398,630 396,331 427,594 424,219 326,543
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 225,831 228,567 210,390 208,669 206,291
A. Offences against property 111,137 111,743 100,135 94,668 94,726
Burglaries total 16,048 15,179 13,962 12,773 12,683
Breaking into a residence 2,815 2,539 2,367 2,158 1,966
- into a free-time residence 838 623 813 535 487
- into another residence 1,977 1,916 1,554 1,623 1,479
Breaking into business premises 1,901 1,680 1,538 1,352 1,279
Breaking into a motor vehicle 4,519 3,962 3,508 3,068 3,168
Other burglaries 6,813 6,998 6,549 6,195 6,270
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 3,435 2,939 2,658 2,445 2,577
Robberies total 777 772 773 804 803
Damages to property total 18,281 16,626 16,069 14,427 13,586
Embezzlements total 1,321 1,433 1,540 1,543 1,590
Frauds total 12,839 12,691 11,322 12,008 13,132
- aggravated fraud 789 725 698 894 940
B. Crimes against life and health 17,362 17,656 17,549 17,098 16,879
Manslaughter, murder or killing 46 36 37 34 41
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 138 153 166 152 137
Assaults total 16,293 16,553 16,519 16,034 15,845
- aggravated assault 766 746 775 769 782
C. Sexual crimes 1,423 1,621 1,570 1,732 2,036
Sexual abuse of a child 629 649 585 662 813
Rape 481 508 625 594 715
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 6,115 6,867 5,721 6,158 5,957
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 841 917 809 897 944
Impeding an official 888 888 696 743 705
L. Traffic offences 62,813 59,746 53,699 55,778 53,156
Drunken driving total 8,544 8,459 8,387 9,133 9,385
Narcotics offences total 11,749 12,362 13,024 14,432 14,250
- aggravated narcotics offence 574 578 634 642 722
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.
2) Preliminary data

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2019, 2. quarter

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 12.07.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 2nd quarter 2019, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to June 2015 to 2019 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.10.2019].
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