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Appendix table 2. Processing times of criminal cases decided by district courts by decision composition in 2013

  Decided cases total Processing time in
district court under two months
Processing time in
district court two to five months
Processing time in
district court six to 11 months
Processing time in
district court 12 months or more
Average processing time
in district court, months
Average time from the date of the crime to the date of the decision by the district court, months
Compositions total 60 720 30 150 22 475 5 499 2 596 3,5 10,8
Composition of one judge 39 197 16 915 15 520 4 556 2 206 4,1 12,9
Composition of three judges 36 10 10 9 7 7,2 30,6
Juror composition 3 938 1 068 1 826 726 318 5,3 18,7
Military matter composition 116 34 60 17 5 4,0 9,6
Other composition 48 23 11 5 9 6,1 29,0
Written proceedings 17 385 12 100 5 048 186 51 1,9 5,6

Source: Justice Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Heli Hiltunen 029 551 3314, oikeus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 10.6.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Decisions by district courts in criminal cases [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3951. 2013, Appendix table 2. Processing times of criminal cases decided by district courts by decision composition in 2013 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 31.1.2023].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/koikrr/2013/koikrr_2013_2014-06-10_tau_002_en.html