1. Finland $0.210 Billion ($210 Million)

  2. Black Market Crime in Finland

Finland Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from Finalnd’s black market. Intelligence and security information collected from government agencies, news articles and other public data sources.

In a survey of over 6,000 people in Finland between the ages of 7 to 84, researchers found that on average each person who downloaded pirated content online had about 2,900 pirated music files and 90 pirated movie files.

The researchers who conducted the study beleives that downloaders have more music files is due to the ease of downloading pirated music. According to the study, downloading movie files require faster internet speeds, more digital storage space, as well as a higher technological ability to playback movies.

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Amoung the reasons that people gave for committing online piracy were that it was cheaper, and that they could access content that was either not available in their region of before it was released to the general public.

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Source:  Samuel Gibbs, “Piracy study shows illegal downloaders more likely to pay for films than music,” Guardian, May 6, 2014.


A study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, cocaine use in cities in Switzerland is among the highest in Europe.

Everyday, up to 1.5 grams of cocaine is consumed by every 1,000 citizens in the Swiss cities of Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich.

In other European cities such as Barcelona, London, Milan and Paris, between 0.5 to 1 grams of cocaine is used by every 1,000.

Norther European cities had the lowest reported levels of cocaine use, with Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki registering 0.15 grams of cocaine use daily per 1,000 residents.

Across Europe, up to 356 kilograms of cocaine is consumed each day, which is 10 to 15 percent of the total global cocaine consumption.

(More cocaine facts and statistics.)

Source:  AFP, “Cocaine use in Swiss cities among highest in Europe: report,” Google News, August 6, 2012.

In 2011, authorities in Finland launched 25 cases related to human trafficking, a record high.

In previous years, an average of 10 cases of human trafficking were investigated within the country. Officials in Finland attribute the rise in cases due to increased police activity into the crime, rather than an actual increase in human trafficking activities.

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Source: “Surge in investigations for human trafficking,” Helsingin Sanomat, December 23, 2011.


In 2010, one-third of all organized crime activities in Finland involved some aspect of financial crime.

The National Bureau of Investigation also reported that hundred of companions in Finland, ranging from construction firms, restaurants and debt recovery companies were victims of criminal gangs.

Source: “Hundreds of firms trapped in organised crime,” YLE, August 6, 2011.

Along with the Czech Republic, Nordic countries have a high rate of addicts receiving drug treatment for use of amphetamines.

The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Finland have between 57 percent of 82 percent of all drug treatment residents being addicted to amphetamines, according to the United Nations.

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Source: “World Drug Report 2011,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, June 2011, page 133.

708 pieces of counterfeit currency were detected in Finland in 2008.  This is higher than the 527 and 571 found in 2007 and 2008, but significantly lower than the 1,343 found in 2004.

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Source:  Bank of Finland, “Counterfeits,” accessed: August 7, 2009.

In the first part of 2007, Custom officials in Finland seized about 140,000 doses of counterfeit drugs.

Officials believe that a majority of the fake drugs are passed through Finland an on to the world black market.

Source: “Counterfeit medicines pass through Finland to world markets,” Helsingin Sanomat, June 14, 2007.