Statistics Finland released last year's crime statistics.
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The number of crimes in Finland increased last year. There was a huge increase in sex crimes, which increased by almost a third from a year ago.
According to Statistics Finland A total of 508,000 crimes came to the attention of the authorities last year. This number has increased by 6.7 percent over the previous year.
There was growth in practically every statistic. There was a huge increase in sex crimes compared to a year ago.
Last year the number of sex crimes increased by 29.6 percent and by 1,600 crimes.
The Sex Offenses Act was updated last year. In the amendment, for example, the definition of rape was changed to consensual.
Last year there were 1,139 criminal complaints of sexual harassment. Of these, 343 took place online.
About 43,000 crimes against life and health have come to the attention of the authorities, which is 6.5 percent more than the previous year.
The number of assaults increased by 6.8% and shoplifting increased by ten percent.
After all, the invoice was found somewhere. The number of murders, which are crimes that lead to death, fell by 17 last year. In 2023, 62 murders came to the attention of authorities. On the other hand, the number of attempted murders increased by 16.