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

Offence 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 628,139 662,662 659,148 625,215 492,782
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 359,854 335,260 333,283 339,906 376,808
A. Offences against property 178,643 162,460 155,115 162,125 177,292
Burglaries total 24,330 22,793 20,991 21,589 26,087
Breaking into a residence 4,097 3,665 3,681 3,262 3,666
- into a free-time residence 965 1,237 904 863 1,098
- into another residence 3,132 2,428 2,777 2,399 2,568
Breaking into business premises 2,576 2,348 2,229 2,079 2,375
Breaking into a motor vehicle 6,493 5,871 5,169 5,456 6,482
Other burglaries 11,164 10,909 9,912 10,792 13,564
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 5,277 4,849 4,436 4,460 4,940
Robberies total 1,238 1,257 1,293 1,291 1,568
Damages to property total 27,289 26,087 23,088 23,147 24,749
Embezzlements total 2,232 2,346 2,491 2,621 2,518
Frauds total 19,270 17,316 18,161 21,984 24,283
- aggravated fraud 1,052 1,071 1,255 1,577 1,526
B. Crimes against life and health 27,048 26,804 26,957 26,998 26,394
Manslaughter, murder or killing 54 57 55 51 76
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 233 280 260 226 308
Assaults total 25,269 25,100 25,134 25,211 24,449
- aggravated assault 1,147 1,209 1,233 1,180 1,372
C. Sexual crimes 2,520 2,367 2,763 3,152 3,122
Sexual abuse of a child 945 866 1,000 1,233 1,219
Rape 852 924 1,007 1,113 1,107
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 10,221 9,053 9,356 9,368 9,779
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,421 1,301 1,414 1,459 1,554
Impeding an official 1,399 1,134 1,133 1,107 1,052
L. Traffic offences 94,118 85,342 88,428 85,037 98,392
Drunken driving total 13,098 13,417 14,193 14,008 15,726
Narcotics offences total 18,868 20,750 21,801 22,754 28,973
- aggravated narcotics offence 851 956 888 1,111 1,009
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, 3. quarter

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 16.10.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 3rd quarter 2020, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to September 2016 to 2020 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2024].
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