Last updated 18/03/2021 - 13:21
Annual number of thefts increased
In 2020, 9 per cent more thefts were reported to the police in the Helsinki region than in the previous year when comparing new foreknowledge with the foreknowledge of the previous year. According to Statistics Finland, the number of property crimes increased in Uusimaa by 10 per cent and by 8 per cent in all of Finland. In 2020, there were approximately 131,300 thefts in Finland, of which 40 per cent took place in the Helsinki region.
However, in October–December 2020, the number of thefts decreased by 7 per cent in the Helsinki region, by 6 per cent in the entire country.
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.