Crime in Norway

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Crime in Norway is countered by Norway's law enforcement agencies.

Crime dynamics[edit]

In 2008, Norway recorded 34 murders for the year.[1] The 2008 murder rate was 0.69 people per 100,000 head of population.[2]

Crime by location[edit]

Oslo[edit]

Statistics from the late 2000s indicate that crime in the city is rising.[3][4] Some media have reported that there are four times as many thefts and robberies in Oslo than in New York City.[5][6] Since 2012, the German travel guide Dumont now describes the city as being unsafe for female tourists. The guide also named Oslo "The Crime capital of Scandinavia".[7]

According to the Oslo Police, they receive more than 15,000 reports of petty thefts annually. The rate is more than seven times the number per-capita of Berlin. Approximately 0.8% of those cases get solved.[8]

Oslo has witnessed annual spikes in sexual assault cases in recent years.[9]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crime and Criminal Justice", Eurostat, 2010, p 7.
  2. ^ "Crime and Criminal Justice", Eurostat, 2010, p 7.
  3. ^ Redaksjon (07.03.2008). "Fire ganger mer krim i Oslo enn i New York". Osloby.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Oslo, Politidistrikt. "Kriminaliteten i Oslo". Politi.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Redaksjon (07.03.2008). "Fire ganger mer krim i Oslo enn i New York". Osloby.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Oslo, Politidistrikt. "Kriminaliteten i Oslo". Politi.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Finstad, Vemund (16 July 2012). "Reiseguide advarer mot høy kriminalitet i Oslo". Abcnyheter.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Norsk Telegrambyrå (9 October 2012). "Oslo har like mange lommetyverier som Berlin". Vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Enerstvedt, Vidar (14.11.11). "Voldtektsnorge utenfor hovedstaden: 63 anmeldte overfallsvoldtekter - to tatt". Vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012.