Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Recorded number of motor vehicle thefts is falling
19 Oct 2017
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 589,400 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in January to September 2017, which is 38,500 cases (6.1 per cent) lower than in the corresponding period one year previously. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 26,500, which is 1.6 per cent lower than in January to September 2016. The number of motor vehicle thefts recorded was 4,900, which is 8.1 per cent fewer than last year.

Next release:
28 Feb 2018

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: 16.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en.html

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