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Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2017 to 2021 (preliminary data)

Offence 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 218,487 196,568 185,220 204,633 107,543
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 98,234 96,495 97,344 114,045 103,428
A. Offences against property 46,184 42,764 42,930 53,684 45,360
Burglaries total 6,283 5,795 5,279 7,678 6,219
Breaking into a residence 1,034 897 792 1,040 735
- into a free-time residence 303 195 139 273 117
- into another residence 731 702 653 767 618
Breaking into business premises 771 638 533 774 527
Breaking into a motor vehicle 1,650 1,486 1,335 1,910 1,557
Other burglaries 2,828 2,774 2,619 3,954 3,400
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 1,034 1,012 948 1,125 981
Robberies total 347 381 351 474 412
Damages to property total 7,174 6,243 5,490 7,145 5,665
Embezzlements total 803 756 821 863 743
Frauds total 6,139 6,271 7,883 8,388 8,951
- aggravated fraud 336 504 518 476 532
B. Crimes against life and health 8,422 7,858 8,166 8,651 7,450
Manslaughter, murder or killing 18 15 18 25 17
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 75 73 55 88 70
Assaults total 8,005 7,399 7,661 8,109 7,020
- aggravated assault 348 352 347 432 384
C. Sexual crimes 797 887 1,071 1,009 1,142
Sexual abuse of a child 283 324 406 447 463
Rape 312 297 419 352 399
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 2,754 2,998 2,925 3,280 2,553
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 370 457 430 455 435
Impeding an official 336 363 330 368 280
L. Traffic offences 24,431 25,425 25,054 26,647 29,174
Drunken driving total 3,708 4,090 4,176 4,534 4,355
Narcotics offences total 6,250 7,386 7,466 10,253 7,617
- aggravated narcotics offence 313 350 494 393 301
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 2021, 1. quarter

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 16.4.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 1st quarter 2021, Appendix table 1. Number of certain types of offences in January to March 2017 to 2021 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.2.2024].
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