Crime damages

Compensation for victims of criminal damage

If you are a victim of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation from state funds for personal injury and suffering. In certain cases, you may also be eligible for material and financial loss due to a crime.

Claiming for compensation

The link displayed below will take you to the pages. Once there, you can complete and submit a claim electronically, by logging into the service, or you can print the completed form and put it in the post. The average processing time for application is 6-8 months (October 2017).

Application form for claims for compensation:
Application for compensation for criminal damage (State Treasury's site for forms) >

The electronic application is made in the Lomake-fi-service, where login is by, for example, online banking codes or a mobile digital certificate. It is worth having the relevant codes ready. The electronic claim form and the requisite annexes in pdf format are sent direct from the service.

Need help?

If you need help filling in the form or do not know which annexes you should send with it, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service. We would be happy to help. A claim form that has been completed with care and includes the correct annexes in pdf format will be accepted for processing quicker.

State Treasury contact information
KP Puhelin ikoni Call between 9 a.m.– 12 a.m. tel. + 358 295 50 2736
KP sähköposti ikoni Send e-mail crime.damages (at)
KP Turvaposti ikoni Send securitized e-mail
KP asiointitili ikoni Use service


The application must be accompanied by certain annexes in pdf format for it to proceed to claims handling.

Contact details

Information on compensation:

In what circumstances is it possible to pay compensation from public funds?  
What is compensated?  
Claiming compensation   
Paid compensation   
Damage caused via crime in another EU country

More information:

Tort Liability Act (412/1974)
If You Become a Victim of a Crime 
Victim Support Finland 
Information on crime victims´ entitlement to compensation within the EU

Published 2013-01-03 at  13:29 , updated 2018-04-11 at  16:21
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