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

Offence 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 823,449 861,921 873,415 818,528 680,184
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 466,858 438,373 443,525 452,771 537,713
A. Offences against property 230,174 210,773 206,961 216,007 252,522
Burglaries total 33,251 29,754 28,254 29,887 34,252
Breaking into a residence 5,300 4,770 4,922 4,534 4,720
- into a free-time residence 1,227 1,512 1,200 1,192 1,345
- into another residence 4,073 3,258 3,722 3,342 3,375
Breaking into business premises 3,329 3,034 2,927 2,965 3,038
Breaking into a motor vehicle 8,654 7,650 6,972 7,449 8,547
Other burglaries 15,968 14,300 13,433 14,939 17,947
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 6,700 6,103 5,795 5,732 6,244
Robberies total 1,673 1,640 1,701 1,809 2,009
Damages to property total 35,170 33,466 30,448 30,519 32,753
Embezzlements total 2,924 3,149 3,385 3,514 3,235
Frauds total 25,065 23,380 24,483 28,653 33,266
- aggravated fraud 1,422 1,429 1,692 2,054 2,005
B. Crimes against life and health 36,094 35,744 36,074 36,227 35,320
Manslaughter, murder or killing 78 73 85 72 91
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 311 348 355 329 398
Assaults total 33,769 33,535 33,639 33,849 32,706
- aggravated assault 1,592 1,581 1,609 1,584 1,757
C. Sexual crimes 3,327 3,269 3,779 4,305 4,333
Sexual abuse of a child 1,242 1,168 1,373 1,709 1,746
Rape 1,160 1,245 1,393 1,477 1,438
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 13,399 12,355 12,482 12,715 12,946
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,883 1,723 1,895 1,966 2,051
Impeding an official 1,852 1,525 1,542 1,472 1,351
L. Traffic offences 121,235 110,292 116,411 110,660 131,459
Drunken driving total 17,308 17,685 19,006 18,498 20,339
Narcotics offences total 25,082 27,777 29,140 32,307 36,946
- aggravated narcotics offence 1,179 1,282 1,251 1,548 1,394
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, 4. quarter

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 19.1.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 4th quarter 2020, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in 2016 to 2020 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.4.2024].
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