Crimes and vandalism

Crimes against property

The majority of crimes against property involve larceny. The types of larceny that affect private individuals the most are burglary, car theft, car break-ins, theft and pickpocketing.

Violent crime

Serious violent crime in Finland is usually not targeted at random victims. Usually the perpetrator and the victim know each other, and the use of violence is linked to substance abuse.

A report to the police on a violent crime can be made by the victim, an eyewitness or anybody with knowledge of the act or a tip.