Crime in Denmark
Crime in Denmark is combated by the Danish Police and other agencies.
Glostrup, a blue-collar suburb in Copenhagen ranked as the most violent place in Denmark in 2009. The place with the fewest instances of reported violence was Christiansø, a tiny island north east of Bornholm.
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. Crime statistics revealed a 24 percent rise in reported break-ins and home robberies in the city since 2009.
According to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 from Transparency International, 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.
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. The Danish government says the resumption of border checks is needed to help prevent cross-border crime, illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
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