Denmark in figures 2014 - page 10

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Crime
In 2012, the number of criminal offences reported by
Danes was 96 per 1,000 inhabitants over 14 years
old. That is almost three times higher compared to
1950, where the corresponding number was 35. Ur-
banisation, empty homes in daytimes, changed in-
surance terms and greater preparedness to report are
among the reasons. Since the 1990s, the number of
criminal offences reported has, however, decreased,
primarily because of fewer reported property of-
fences. On the other hand, the number of violent
crimes has increased.
In 2012, 441,000 criminal offences were reported. Of
this thefts and burglaries amounted 82 per cent and
crime of violence 4 per cent.
The number of criminal offences differs from wheth-
er you live in a city or in the country. The met-
ropolitan area and major cities such as Aarhus,
Odense and Aalborg have the largest number of of-
fences per inhabitant, while small islands such as
Læsø and Ærø have the lowest.
Reported criminal offences per 1 000 inhabitants 15 years old +. 2012
and
Reported criminal offences
Unit
1980
1990
2000
2010
2012
Reported, total
no.
408 177
527 421
504 231
471 088
440 772
Against property
-
390 917
507 763
479 190
442 678
413 718
Of which: Theft
- 108 670
168 115
193 893
189 848
191 103
Stealing
- 136 983
139 410
120 010
102 630
90 531
Burglary
-
95 238
122 371
99 568
96 683
80 930
Malicious damage
-
18 841
37 138
39 857
32 446
28 155
Fraud
-
8 944
11 156
8 040
9 831
11 499
Forgery
-
12 905
14 315
7 328
2 589
2 594
Crimes of violence
-
5 719
10 651
15 157
18 131
16 876
Of which: Homicide
-
77
58
58
49
43
Sexual offences
-
2 273
2 521
2 800
2 642
2 616
Of which: Rape
-
422
486
497
429
389
Other offences
-
9 268
6 486
7 084
7 637
7 562
Over 100
80 - 100
70 - 80
60 - 70
Under 60
© Geodatastyrelsen
DID YOU KNOW THAT
the number of reported thefts of cars
in 2012 was 70 per cent below the 1990 level.
This is due to more secure cars with regards to theft.
?
REPORTED CRIMINAL OFFENCES
Offences reported to the police or which have come
to the knowledge of the police in other ways. In
2012, 18 per cent of the reports led to charges.
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