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The number of robberies in Finland increased by almost 20% in 2023

European Union, (bbabo.net). In Finland, the number of robberies has increased by 18% in 2023 compared to the previous year. This was reported by the Yle television and radio company. According to the National Statistics Center, police received reports of 2,800 robberies last year, up 17.9% from the previous year. Most robberies were recorded in the police districts of Oulu, Inland Finland, Häme and South-West Finland.

Robberies are classified as thefts involving violence or threats of violence. Crimes related to robbery also include cases of extortion.

In 2023, 43 thousand crimes against life and health were registered throughout the country, which is 6.5% more than in the previous year. Of these, 62 are murders, which is 17 less than in 2022.

The number of robberies in Finland increased by almost 20% in 2023