Last updated 18/06/2020 - 08:22
Number of thefts increased
In January–March, the number of thefts (theft, aggravated theft, petty theft) reported to the police in the Helsinki region increased by 28 per cent in comparison to the corresponding period in the previous year. The number of thefts increased by 30 per cent in the country overall.
The majority of all thefts committed in the Helsinki region occurred in Helsinki. In January-March 11,337 thefts were reported to the police in the region, of which 5,633 were committed in Helsinki, 1,717 in Espoo, 2,002 in Vantaa and 1,945 in the KUUMA municipalities. A total of 17,769 thefts were reported to the police in Finland outside the Helsinki region.
Crime rate highest in summer
The number of thefts has decreased in the Helsinki region in the past few years. There is significant seasonal variation in the number of thefts, as the majority of thefts occur in the summer.