“Restaurants and other facilities have been partially closed due to coronavirus restrictions. The operation has moved to homes with more pre- and post-parties. It creates a racket and leads to home maintenance, ”he explained Marko Savolainen, Chief Inspector of the Police Board.
Helsingin Sanomat announced on Monday that it has examined police statistics to find out how the number of home calls developed in municipalities across the country between January and November.
Harjavalta, with about 7,000 inhabitants in the city of Western Finland, had the dubious honor of receiving the most police calls to homes compared to the population, about 31 per 1,000 inhabitants. The number was more than 25/1000 inhabitants also in Varkaus, Eastern Finland, Kemis, Lapland, Kärsämäki, Northern Ostrobothnia and Suonenjoki, Eastern Finland.
The lowest calls were in Korsnäs, Ostrobothnia, Luhanka, Central Finland and Närpiö, Ostrobothnia.
Of the country’s 20 largest cities, Rovaniemi had the most calls to homes: almost 24 per 1,000 inhabitants, an increase of almost 40 percent from the first 11 months of last year. Lahti and Kuopio were two other large cities with more than 20 calls per 1,000 inhabitants.
In Turku and Vantaa, the course was about 19; 18 in Oulu and Jyväskylä; 16 in Helsinki and Tampere; 14 in Hämeenlinna; and 13 in Espoo.
Nationwide, the number of home service calls had increased by more than a quarter from the corresponding period in 2019. Helsingin Sanomat reminded that the reasons for the calls vary dramatically from noise complaints to serious violence.
“Our field supervisors have not considered the increase in home calls to be unusual or particularly great. We are talking about normal calls to homes. Many of them are so-called. Noise gigs. They are usually settled by the police, who talk about the threshold to the racket manufacturers, ”he said Jyrki Pelkonen, Deputy Head of the Lapland Police Department.
More than a third (36%) of homes played in homes across the country this year have caused noise complaints, 35 percent disruptive behavior and 26 percent domestic violence. The number of noise-related calls in particular has increased from the previous year.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page