Official Statistics of Finland

Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Reported number of crimes against life and health decreased by 8.7 per cent in January to March 2018
14 Jun 2018
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 179,700 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during the first quarter of 2018, which is 38,800 cases (17.8 per cent) less than in 2017. Number of recorded offences against the Penal Code were 95,400 or 2.9 per cent lower. The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 7,700, which is 8.7 per cent lower than in January to March 2016. In all, 6.7 per cent less rapes and 19.4 per cent fewer cases of sexual harassment were reported than in the year before.

Next release:
18 Sep 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: 21.7.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rpk/index_en.html

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