Crime in Norway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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] A large proportion of the crime that is carried out in Norway is committed by criminals from overseas, with 34 percent of the prison population being foreigners.[3] In his autobiography Undesirables, British criminal Colin Blaney has claimed that gangs of English thieves target the nation on account of the perception that its prisons are relatively comfortable compared to those of other countries.[4] Studies also indicate that this is one of the reasons that criminals from other parts of the world commit crime in Norway.[5]

Crime by location[edit]

Oslo[edit]

Statistics from the late 2000s indicate that crime in the city is rising.[6][7] Some media have reported that there are four times as many thefts and robberies in Oslo than in New York City.[8][9] 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".[10]

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.[11] However in more recently the number of petty thefts has fallen. In the 6 first month of 2014, the number of petty thefts has declined with approximatly 30%.[12]

Oslo has witnessed annual spikes in sexual assault cases in recent years.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crime and Criminal Justice", Eurostat, 2010, p 7.
  2. ^ "Crime and Criminal Justice", Eurostat, 2010, p 7.
  3. ^ "Prisons in Norway Do not Scare Foreign Criminals". Project Syndicate. 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Blaney, Colin (2014). Undesirables. John Blake. p. xxi. ISBN 978-1782198970. 
  5. ^ "Prisons in Norway Do not Scare Foreign Criminals". Project Syndicate. 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Redaksjon (August 2012). "Fire ganger mer krim i Oslo enn i New York". Osloby.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Oslo, Politidistrikt. "Kriminaliteten i Oslo". Politi.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Redaksjon (August 2012). "Fire ganger mer krim i Oslo enn i New York". Osloby.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Oslo, Politidistrikt. "Kriminaliteten i Oslo". Politi.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Finstad, Vemund (16 July 2012). "Reiseguide advarer mot høy kriminalitet i Oslo". Abcnyheter.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Norsk Telegrambyrå (9 October 2012). "Oslo har like mange lommetyverier som Berlin". Vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Norsk Telegrambyrå (4 July 2014). "2.000 færre lommetyverier i Oslo hittil i år". Osloby.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Enerstvedt, Vidar (August 2012). "Voldtektsnorge utenfor hovedstaden: 63 anmeldte overfallsvoldtekter - to tatt". Vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 August 2012.