Amager tops Copenhagen’s burglary list – The Post

Amager tops Copenhagen’s burglary list

Meanwhile, Østerbro and Nørrebro see drastic decline

Houses are easier to break into than apartments (photo: Pixabay)
December 8th, 2016 1:11 pm| by Christian W

New figures from the City Police reveal that most burglaries in the capital take place in the Amager/Ørestad and Brønshøj/Husum areas.

So far in 2016, there have been 458 burglaries in Amager/Ørestad and 443 in Brønshøj/Husum, with both areas seeing an increase compared to last year.

Elsewhere, Nørrebro and Østerbro saw dramatic falls in burglaries compared to last year – Østerbro from 251 to 154 and Nørrebro from 260 to 117.

READ MORE: Record low numbers of burglaries in Denmark

Houses vs apartments
In other areas, Vesterbro went from 73 to 85, Nordvest 182 to 185, Vanløse 224 to 297, Valby 339 to 321 and Kongens Enghave 45 to 59 compared to last year.

According to the police, the high number of burglaries in areas such as Amager, Brønshøj, Valby and Vanløse is due to there being more houses than apartments, which are harder to break into.

Overall, the number of burglaries in Copenhagen Municipality has risen by 2 percent compared to last year, but it has almost halved compared to five years ago.

Some good advice:

– speak with your neighbour and agree to keep an eye on one another’s homes

– leave the light and radio on when not at home, as unenvironmental as that might sound

– don’t write on Facebook that you are on holidays. Besides, it’s really annoying for anyone stuck in Denmark.

– empty your mailbox regularly and get your neighbour to do so when you are away

– say hello to people you meet in your neighbourhood (especially those wearing balaclavas) as burglars don’t like to be seen

– if you live in an apartment, only open the main door to the building to people you know