Crime in Denmark

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

By type[edit]


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]


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[edit]

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

By location[edit]

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[edit]

On the 4th of January 2016, 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[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Copenhagen suburb tops crime stats Archived 2009-09-09 at the Wayback Machine.. (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  6. ^ a b Good news, bad news in crime statistics. (2011-05-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-12.
  7. ^ a b Alexander, Harriet. (2011-05-15) [1]. DR. Retrieved on 2016-01-04.
  8. ^ a b Miller, John W.. (2011-05-12) Denmark to Tighten Border Controls – Retrieved on 2011-06-12.