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Sun, 28 Feb, 2016 12:04:43 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Feb 28
 
Trial of a murder case in Lappeenranta district court. File Photo – Lehtikuva.
The number of homicides has decreased in the country, particularly in the big cities, in the recent period, reported the Finnish language news consortium Lännen Media. 
 
In the past, Helsinki was the biggest problematic area in the country, but recently the frequency of homicides in the city has been on decline.
 
According to Helsinki University researcher Martti Lehti, it seems that crime has fallen, at least in the big cities compared to the other parts of the country.
 
The rate of homicides committed in proportion to population is currently the highest in Lapland, Central Finland and Kymenlaakso.
 
The total number of homicides has decreased in Finland since the mid-1990s. The drop followed pan-European and Western developments.
 
From 2010 to 2014, the number of fatal crimes fell every year to less than two per one hundred thousand inhabitants.
 
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