The Ministry of the Interior reports that police in Finland have improved their record in solving crimes of theft. This year more than 37 percent of reported larcenies have been solved, up from 35 percent in 2001.
The ministry says one reason for the slight improvement is the increased attention on so-called mass crimes and economic crimes.
According to a report on the state of crime investigation last year, Finnish police are fairly successful at solving serious crimes. Meanwhile the rate for ordinary crimes is only moderate by international standards.
Police say they aim to make Finland the safest country in Europe within the next decade.
YLE24, Finnish News Agency