Just 9 percent of Danes are seriously worried about being personally exposed to crime, Ritzau reports.
The figure comes from a study carried out by the Ministry of Justice, the Police and the Crime Prevention Council in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.
This is the lowest level of fear of crime since records began.
Among the people most frightened by the prospect of being exposed to crime are women and people aged 18-24.
Not quite as simple as that
On the other hand, report Berlingske, the Danes’ perception of who commits crime has changed.
Although Danes may feel safer, there has been an “explosive” increase in the perception among people ‘of Danish origin’ that ‘non-EU immigrants’ are likely to commit crime.
In reality, the percentage of non-EU immigrants committing crime has fallen.
Are we looking in the right places?
In another Article by Berlingske, Denmark was described as a “paradise” for organized criminals.
The article drew attention to Denmark’s decision to withdraw from Europol, which caused “operational difficulties for Danish police”.
Compared to other EU countries, Denmark lags behind in terms of investigating cross-border crime.
Source: The Nordic Page