Crimes are resolved more rarely in Finland and investigations tend to drag on longer, according to a new study.
Over the past two decades, the number of property offences in particular has risen so rapidly that less than one-third of cases are now solved.
That is according to a commission that presented a report to the Interior Ministry and police officials on Wednesday.
The study says that Finnish police still have a good record in solving serious crimes.
However the level at which more mundane crimes is solved is only moderate by international standards. The rate at which such cases are resolved has declined as such crimes have proliferated, reflecting changes in society, the report says.
Police resources have not increased at the same rate, the commission warns. It says the biggest problem in criminal investigations is a lack of investigators.
Finnish News Agency