Crime in Denmark

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

By type


In 2012, Denmark had a murder rate of 0.8 per 100,000 population.[1] There were a total of 47 murders in Denmark in 2012.[1]


Main article: Corruption in Denmark

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 from Transparency International,[2] Denmark together with Finland and New Zealand, are the World's most transparent countries. Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013 shows that the public does not consider corruption a major problem in Danish society, and bribes paid to access public benefits and services are virtually non-existent.[3]

Organised crime

The criminal biker gangs Bandidos, Satudarah MC, Gremium MC and Hells Angels are present in Denmark.[4]

By location

Glostrup, a blue-collar suburb in Copenhagen ranked as the most violent place in Denmark in 2009.[5] The place with the fewest instances of reported violence was Christiansø, a tiny island north east of Bornholm.[5]


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.[6] Crime statistics revealed a 24 percent rise in reported break-ins and home robberies in the city since 2009.[6]

Resumption of border checks

In May 2011, Denmark temporarily resumed checks along its borders with Germany and Sweden, previously open under the EU's Schengen zone agreement.[7][8] The Danish government says the resumption of border checks is needed to help prevent cross-border crime, illegal immigration and drug trafficking.[7][8]

See also


  1. 1 2 Global Study on Homicide. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013.
  2. "Corruption Perception Index 2012". Transparency International. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  3. "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  5. 1 2 Copenhagen suburb tops crime stats. (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  6. 1 2 Good news, bad news in crime statistics. (2011-05-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  7. 1 2 Alexander, Harriet. (2011-05-15) Denmark's defiance over frontier controls has left European Union bordering on crisis. Telegraph. Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  8. 1 2 Miller, John W.. (2011-05-12) Denmark to Tighten Border Controls – Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
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