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Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2016 to 2020 (preliminary data)

Offence 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 185,861 218,487 196,568 185,220 143,297
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 104,968 98,234 96,495 97,344 110,714
A. Offences against property 50,222 46,184 42,764 42,930 51,498
Burglaries total 6,481 6,283 5,795 5,279 7,438
Breaking into a residence 1,110 1,034 897 792 1,056
- into a free-time residence 203 303 195 139 266
- into another residence 907 731 702 653 790
Breaking into business premises 726 771 638 533 758
Breaking into a motor vehicle 1,731 1,650 1,486 1,335 1,817
Other burglaries 2,914 2,828 2,774 2,619 3,807
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 1,097 1,034 1,012 948 1,139
Robberies total 374 347 381 351 513
Damages to property total 7,294 7,174 6,243 5,490 6,873
Embezzlements total 710 803 756 821 855
Frauds total 6,834 6,139 6,271 7,883 7,844
- aggravated fraud 417 336 504 518 489
B. Crimes against life and health 8,433 8,422 7,858 8,166 8,351
Manslaughter, murder or killing 17 18 15 18 30
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 62 75 73 55 91
Assaults total 7,981 8,005 7,399 7,661 7,835
- aggravated assault 367 348 352 347 452
C. Sexual crimes 820 797 887 1,071 1,046
Sexual abuse of a child 328 283 324 406 467
Rape 248 312 297 419 352
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 3,579 2,754 2,998 2,925 3,155
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 394 370 457 430 446
Impeding an official 429 336 363 330 360
L. Traffic offences 27,095 24,431 25,425 25,054 26,048
Drunken driving total 3,635 3,708 4,090 4,176 4,650
Narcotics offences total 6,062 6,250 7,386 7,466 9,946
- aggravated narcotics offence 333 313 350 494 355
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 2020, 1. quarter

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 17.4.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 1st quarter 2020, Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2016 to 2020 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.3.2024].
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