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

Offence 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 861,921 873,415 818,528 686,045 497,277
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 438,373 443,525 452,771 543,429 478,568
A. Offences against property 210,773 206,961 216,007 256,468 221,486
Burglaries total 29,754 28,254 29,887 34,800 30,842
Breaking into a residence 4,770 4,922 4,534 4,722 3,897
- into a free-time residence 1,512 1,200 1,192 1,356 942
- into another residence 3,258 3,722 3,342 3,366 2,955
Breaking into business premises 3,034 2,927 2,965 3,064 2,446
Breaking into a motor vehicle 7,650 6,972 7,449 8,762 8,201
Other burglaries 14,300 13,433 14,939 18,252 16,298
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 6,103 5,795 5,732 6,226 5,143
Robberies total 1,640 1,701 1,809 1,996 1,909
Damages to property total 33,466 30,448 30,519 33,443 31,479
Embezzlements total 3,149 3,385 3,514 3,230 3,220
Frauds total 23,380 24,483 28,653 34,039 35,777
- aggravated fraud 1,429 1,692 2,054 2,020 1,912
B. Crimes against life and health 35,744 36,074 36,227 35,912 36,134
Manslaughter, murder or killing 73 85 72 86 86
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 348 355 329 383 382
Assaults total 33,535 33,639 33,849 33,285 33,762
- aggravated assault 1,581 1,609 1,584 1,754 1,649
C. Sexual crimes 3,269 3,779 4,305 4,392 5,276
Sexual abuse of a child 1,168 1,373 1,709 1,770 2,055
Rape 1,245 1,393 1,477 1,450 1,806
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 12,355 12,482 12,715 13,067 12,559
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 1,723 1,895 1,966 2,044 1,911
Impeding an official 1,525 1,542 1,472 1,351 1,295
L. Traffic offences 110,292 116,411 110,660 132,434 133,625
Drunken driving total 17,685 19,006 18,498 20,216 17,490
Narcotics offences total 27,777 29,140 32,307 37,077 27,955
- aggravated narcotics offence 1,282 1,251 1,548 1,447 1,511
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, 4. quarter

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 19.1.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on offences and coercive measures [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-9178. 4th quarter 2021, Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in 2017 to 2021 (preliminary data) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.2.2024].
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