Offences against the Penal Code 

Updated: 23.3.2017 - Next update: 8.5.2018

Victims of crimes committed by persons with foreign background are often also of foreign background

According to Statistics Finland's data, a total of 823,500 offences were recorded in 2016 by the police, customs and border guard in the whole country, which is 4,400 offences (0.5 per cent) more than one year before. In all, 661,000 persons were suspected of the 635,100 offences solved in 2016, which is 2,700 (0.4 per cent) more than one year before. Victims of violent offences recorded numbered 37,600 persons.

Statistics Finland / Statistics on offences and coercive measures

Description of indicator

The statistics on offences known to the police describe the regional distribution of offences and activities of the police. The statistics contain data on the types and numbers of detected offences. In addition, they examine the numbers of offences investigated and solved by the police, proportions of solved offences by type of offence and cases where reporting has been found ungrounded.

This figure indicates how many per cent of all offences which become known during a statistical year consist of offences solved. Therefore the figure may be higher than 100.