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Appendix table 1. Development of certain types of offences in January to June 2017 to 2021 (preliminary data)

Offence 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2)
1) Offences and infractions total 1) 427,594 424,219 402,690 369,475 235,281
2) Offences against the Criminal Code 210,390 208,669 213,486 236,908 226,229
A. Offences against property 100,135 94,668 99,092 110,364 100,434
Burglaries total 13,962 12,773 13,006 16,056 14,421
Breaking into a residence 2,367 2,158 1,956 2,217 1,744
- into a free-time residence 813 535 490 740 419
- into another residence 1,554 1,623 1,466 1,477 1,325
Breaking into business premises 1,538 1,352 1,286 1,461 1,069
Breaking into a motor vehicle 3,508 3,068 3,268 3,859 3,430
Other burglaries 6,549 6,195 6,496 8,519 8,178
Unauthorised uses and thefts of a motor vehicle, thefts of use of a motor vehicle, total 2,658 2,445 2,595 2,595 2,272
Robberies total 773 804 786 878 808
Damages to property total 16,069 14,427 14,083 15,640 13,959
Embezzlements total 1,540 1,543 1,632 1,595 1,469
Frauds total 11,322 12,008 14,510 16,734 17,219
- aggravated fraud 698 894 1,019 1,027 1,017
B. Crimes against life and health 17,549 17,098 17,322 16,790 16,499
Manslaughter, murder or killing 37 34 35 44 42
Attempted manslaughter, murder or killing 166 152 125 185 181
Assaults total 16,519 16,034 16,256 15,541 15,417
- aggravated assault 775 769 746 850 805
C. Sexual crimes 1,570 1,732 2,091 1,922 2,440
Sexual abuse of a child 585 662 830 843 976
Rape 625 594 763 666 826
D. Crimes against public authority and public peace 5,721 6,158 6,064 6,229 5,745
(Violent) resisting of an official in the performance of his duties 809 897 974 977 956
Impeding an official 696 743 714 714 609
L. Traffic offences 53,699 55,778 54,545 60,882 65,818
Drunken driving total 8,387 9,133 9,205 10,132 9,009
Narcotics offences total 13,024 14,432 14,578 19,645 14,643
- aggravated narcotics offence 634 642 812 753 729
1) Fines from automatic traffic control are updated into the police PATJA system with a delay of around 80 days, which has an effect on the number of traffic infractions in particular.
2) Preliminary data

Source: Statistics on offences and coercive measures 2021, 2. quarter

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Updated 14.7.2021

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