The number of violent attacks and sexual assaults committed on people living in Denmark over the last decade has been steadily climbing, reports Danmarks Statistik.
However, robbery, theft and burglary rates are falling.
Comparing figures from the second quarter periods of 2010 and 2019 reveals a stark difference between the number of attacks on people and property.
More attacks on the person
Most experts concur that the number of sexual assaults is not rising, but that more victims are inclined to report being assaulted.
In the second quarter of 2010, there were just 500 police reports, but that climbed to 1,389 this year – an increase of 177 percent.
The number of reported rapes rose from 79 to 256 – a 224 percent jump.
Violent crime reports rose from 4,325 to 6,722 – an increase of 55 percent. And verbal threat reports rose 61 percent from 891 to 1,438.
More respect for property?
Overall burglary reports fell from 25,176 to 12,269 cases – a 51 percent fall – while property burglaries decreased by 45 percent from 11,646 to 6,328. Overall theft reports fell from 46,586 to 24,947 – a drop of 46 percent.
The number of robberies fell from 767 to 387 – a 49 percent fall. Vehicle theft numbers fell by 61 percent from 4,507 to 1,717. And vandalism reports fell from 8,732 to 5,297 cases – a decrease of 39 percent.
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