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Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 12:37:48 AM
FTimes Report, Oct. 16
 
Offences and endangerment of traffic safety in 2009 to 2014. Source: Offences known to the police 2014, 3 Quarter, Statistics Finland.
The number of offences recorded by different agencies in January to September 2014 period decreased by 2.4 per cent from one year before.
 
A total of 316,800 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard during the time, which is 7,800 cases fewer than in the corresponding period of one year earlier, according to Statistics Finland's preliminary data.
 
The number of property offences recorded was 183,800, which was the same amount as in 2013.
 
The recorded number of crimes against life and health was 26,300, which is 2,300 cases lower than in the respective period of the previous year, the data show.
 
In addition, 294,900 cases of endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions were registered, which is 48,300 cases fewer than one year before.
 
In January to September 2014, a total of 16,700 frauds were recorded, which is 4.3 per cent lower than in the year before.  In the 2000s, the average number of frauds has been 11,100.
During the time, a total of 920 aggravated frauds were recorded, which is 7.9 per cent more than one year earlier.
 
The number of robberies reported was 1,300, which was 16.4 per cent more than in the corresponding period in 2013.  
 
A total of 109,800 theft offences were reported, which was 2,000 cases more than last year.
 
Altogether 33,000 damages to property were recorded from January to September 2014, according the data.
  
The number of assault offences recorded was 24,600  with the number of rapes being 760, against 750 one year earlier.  
 
The number of narcotics offences recorded was 15,800, which is down by 7.9 per cent from the year before.  
 

Number of certain types of offences in July, August and September, and in January to September 2014 and change from the corresponding period of the previous year

Offence July August September January-September
2014 Change 2014 Change 2014 Change 2014 Change
All offences 1) 38,970 -2,506 38,193 -2,879 37,417 -2,476 316,839 -7,811
Burglary 3,175 -160 3,086 -203 3,028 -64 25,601 1,214
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle 878 -125 835 -118 839 -80 6,061 -176
Robbery 151   181 44 174 40 1,290 182
Damage to property 4,188 -696 3,457 -852 4,079 43 32,957 -364
Manslaughter, murder and killing 13 3 8 3 5 -5 79 6
Assault 2,763 -504 2,966 -2 2,532 -290 24,559 -2,148
Rape 82 -30 95 10 109 -5 757 9
Drunken driving 1,737 58 1,592 -57 1,644 -47 13,440 -284
Narcotics offences 1,726 -100 1,787 -175 1,988 -231 15,826 -1,355
1) Excl. endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic, and motor vehicle infraction.

Number of endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions in July, August and September, and in January to September 2014 and change from the corresponding period of the previous year

Offence July August September January-September
2014 Change 2014 Change 2014 Change 2014 Change
Endangerment of traffic safety, hit-and-run, traffic infraction, violation of social welfare legislation on road traffic and motor vehicle infraction 33,293 -4,187 33,892 -5,000 38,291 -1,193 294,864 -48,259
-exceeding speed limits 1) 24,569 -3,631 24,729 -3,656 26,364 1,128 205,569 -38,140
1) Cases of exceeding speed limits registered as endangerment of traffic safety, aggravated endangerment of traffic safety and traffic infractions.

Source: Offences known to the police 2014, 3. quarter

 
 
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