Murder. In 2016, the murder rate in Finland was 1.14 per 100,000 inhabitants. In Finland, there were 85 killings in 2018. Family members are responsible for 35% of homicides, and 10% of homicides are classified as youth violence. Gun violence is the cause of death for 70% of victims under 45 years old.
Suicide. Finland has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. It is estimated that every year, 8,000 Finns commit suicide which is about 20 per 100,000 people. Factors such as unemployment, poor education, and mental health issues contribute to high rates of suicide.
Violence against women. Violence against women is widely accepted as a major public health issue in Finland. Research shows that 40% of Finnish women have been subjected to physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. After immigration, domestic violence is the most common reason for calling an asylum service.
Crime. Finland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The overall crime rate in Finland is very low - 0.73 crimes per 1000 people. There are only 25 countries with lower crime rates than Finland. However, family violence accounts for 20% of all crimes committed in Finland.
Street crime. Finland has one of the safest streets in the world.
The lowest statistic, on the other hand, was reported in Aland, where the number of reported offenses per 1,000 residents was around 63.4. By area, the number of criminal crimes per 1,000 people in Finland in 2020.
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Norway had a murder rate of 0.53 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018. According to a comparison of crime statistics from Norwegian Kripos and Swedish BRA conducted by the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten, Norway's murder rate has been nearly half that of its neighbor, Sweden, since 2002. The number of murders in Norway is also low compared with other European countries of similar size: Switzerland (6.5 per 100,000 people), Germany (0.9), and France (1.8).
Although crime against children accounts for a large proportion of all crimes reported to police, Norway ranks low on international scales for child abuse and neglect. For example, Norway was ranked 10th out of 17 countries in terms of child protection services when comparing resources such as staff numbers and spending per child under age 18.
Overall, Norway is a very safe country and holds itself up as an example for others to follow. It is one of the most peaceful countries in Europe and one of the few that saw its murder rate drop between 2016 and 2017.
Population of Finland-Urban 85.38 ( percent of total population) As of 2018, Finland's urban population (as a percentage of the overall population) was 85.38 million. Its greatest value in the last 58 years was 85.38 in 2018, while its lowest value was 55.29 in 1960. The median age of Finns living in cities is 36. Those between 15 and 24 make up 19% of the urban population, while those over 65 account for 12%. Urban employment rates are highest for youths under 25 at 93.3%, followed by adults over 55 at 87.9%. Unemployment rates are higher in cities than in rural areas, at 9.1% compared with 5.5%. One in five city residents were unemployed as of 2017.
Cities are where the majority of people live. In fact, almost all countries with more than one million inhabitants have a majority of their population living in cities. In the 21st century, cities have become increasingly important for economic growth and prosperity. They provide better jobs, advanced technology, increased productivity, lower costs, and a vibrant culture. These advantages outweigh the difficulties of urban life, such as crime, pollution, and traffic congestion.
However, not everyone can or wants to live in a city. Some prefer the privacy of single-family homes with backyards over the anonymity of buildings in a high-density apartment complex.
The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2018 was 4.36, representing a 4.92 percent increase over 2017. The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2017 was 4.15, an increase of 18.78 percent from 2016. The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2016 was 3.50, a 4.21 percent rise over 2015. The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2015 was 3.35, a 5.92 percent rise from 2014. The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2014 was 2.80, an increase of 12.44 percent from 2013. The murder/homicide rate in Latvia in 2013 was 2.52, a 6.43 percent rise over 2012.
There have been more than 200 murders reported in Latvian police files since 2007, when records began. It is estimated that approximately 10 to 20 people are murdered each year.
According to reports by non-governmental organizations, between 2007 and 2017 at least 17 journalists were killed around the world while reporting on politics, business, and crime. Of these deaths, at least eight occurred in Latvia. Two other journalists may also have been killed in Latvia but their cases have not yet been resolved.
In addition to the reported murders of journalists, three bloggers were found dead between 2008 and 2019. The bodies of Mihails Zemļinskis and Andrejs Pilsners were discovered in 2008; those of Armands Šķēle and Egidijus Lapiņš in 2009.
In 2011, the murder rate in Poland was 1.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2014, the murder rate in Poland was 0.7 per 100,000 people. In 2014, there were 283 murders in Poland. The murder rate in Poland was 0.7 per 100,000 in 2018, down from 2.4 per 100,000 in 1993 and 1994.
Poland has one of the highest crime rates in Europe. The majority of crimes are committed by young men involved in illegal drug trafficking or working in the criminal justice system. Due to the high number of crimes committed each year, Poland has one of the most dangerous jobs in Europe.
About half of all Poles have been the victim of violence. According to official statistics, violence against women is widespread in Poland. Domestic violence is widely underreported, with estimates ranging from 70% to 90% of incidents going unreported. Sexual harassment also remains common in public spaces; a recent study found that about one-third of women experience some form of sexual harassment on public transportation alone.
There is also a high rate of assault among students at Polish schools. A survey conducted after an attack on schoolchildren in Grójec, near Warsaw, showed that more than 20 percent of students had experienced bullying at school. The same study showed that almost 40 percent of students did not feel safe at school.
Although the overall level of violence in Poland is high, it is not equally distributed. Rural areas are generally less safe than cities.
According to the World Bank's collection of development indicators derived from officially recognized sources, Finland's rural population (as a percentage of total population) was recorded as 14.48 percent in 2020. This was up from 13.51 percent in 2009.
The bank notes that this measure includes both small and large farms so it gives an indication of the overall size of the agricultural sector rather than just looking at industrial or commercial farms. However, it does not include land owned by indigenous peoples or other non-citizens, such as foreign workers on employer's visas. Also, it does not account for urban growth nor migration patterns within countries so may underreport or overreport certain regions or countries.
Finland is one of the most forested countries in the world. Its average tree cover is about 40 percent, which means that almost half of the country is made up of forests and green space.
About 85 percent of Finland is considered usable for agriculture, with about 10 percent being protected areas such as national parks and sanctuaries. The remaining 5 percent is made up of water bodies (rivers, lakes, ponds).
In 2019, Finnish farmers produced about $1.5 billion worth of food. Of this, wheat accounted for nearly a third (32 percent), followed by potatoes (15 percent).