Violent crime 

Updated: 23.3.2017 - Next update: 8.5.2018
Victims of violent offences recorded in 2016 numbered 37,600, which was 0.3 per cent more than in 2015. Of the victims, 21,400 (57.0 per cent) were men and 16,200 (43.0 per cent) women. The number of male victims was 0.2 per cent and that of female ones 0.5 per cent higher than in 2015. A total of 33,000 persons were victims of assault offences (Penal Code, Section 21, Paragraphs 5 to 7), 19,400 (58.9 per cent) of them men and 13,500 (41.1 per cent) women. Information on victims is obtained reliably only on certain violent offences.

Statistics Finland / Offences known to the police

Description of indicator

The statistics on offences known to the police describe the regional distribution of offences and activities of the Police, the Customs and the Finnish Border Guard. 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.