Crime in Denmark

Crime in Denmark

Crime in Denmark is combated by the Danish Police and other agencies.



Denmark has "relatively low violent-crime rates".[1]


Crime statistics for Copenhagen in 2011 revealed a 26 percent drop in arrests for violent threats and attacks and a 22 percent drop in drug-related arrests since 2009.[2] Crime statistics revealed a 24 percent rise in reported break-ins and home robberies in the city since 2009.[2]

Crime by location

Glostrup, a blue-collar suburb in Copenhagen ranked as the most violent place in Denmark in 2009.[3] The place with the fewest instances of reported violence was Christiansø, a tiny island north west of Bornholm.[3]

Resumption of border checks

In May 2011, Denmark resumed checks along its borders with Germany and Sweden, previously open under the EU's Schengen zone agreement.[4][5] The Danish government says the resumption of border checks is needed to help prevent cross-border crime, illegal immigration and drug trafficking.[4][5]

See also

  • Human trafficking in Denmark


  1. ^ Denmark, Greenland and the Faeroe Islands. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  2. ^ a b Good news, bad news in crime statistics. (2011-05-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  3. ^ a b Copenhagen suburb tops crime stats. (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  4. ^ a b Alexander, Harriet. (2011-05-15) Denmark's defiance over frontier controls has left European Union bordering on crisis. Telegraph. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  5. ^ a b Miller, John W.. (2011-05-12) Denmark to Tighten Border Controls – Retrieved on 2011-06-12.

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