Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of sexual offences recorded grew by 27 per cent
14 Jul 2021
According to Statistics Finlands preliminary data, a total of 226,200 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during January to June 2021, which is 10,700 cases (4.5 per cent) fewer than in the corresponding period in 2020. A total of 100,400 offences against property were recorded, which is nine per cent fewer than in the year before. A total of 15,400 assault offences were recorded, which was nearly one per cent down on the year before.

Description: The statistics on offences and coercive measures focus on describing the regional distributions of crime and the use of coercive measures by the police, customs and border guard. The statistics include data on the quality and number of offences reported. In addition, the statistics comprise the numbers of offences investigated and solved by the police, customs and border guard and cases where the report has been found to be unfounded. With respect to solved offences, suspects and their ages, nationality and some socio-economic background factors are also reported. The statistics also contain data on domestic violence and municipal parking supervision, as well as on certain tasks performed by authorities, such as investigations of suicides, deer collisions, fire investigations and so on.
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Keywords: nationality, drunken driving, traffic offences, domestic violence, police, parking control, intoxicants, offences, customs offences, victims, foreigners, offences against property, violence, violent crimes, coercive measures, detention, apprehension.
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Change: Statistics on offences known to the police and on coercive measures have been combined into the statistics on offences and coercive measures
31 Mar 2015
The statistics on offences known to the police and on coercive measures have been combined into the new statistics on offences and coercive measures.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.7.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en.html