Swedish criminals flocking to Denmark

The number of charges against Swedes has rise by 80 percent since 2010

The increasing numbers of foreigners committing crimes in Denmark includes those coming from just next door in Sweden.

The number of charges brought against non-resident Swedes last year was 64, an increase of 80 percent since 2010. The Swedes arrested are usually guilty of theft or drug crimes.

“There's a lot shoplifting both at clothing stores and supermarkets,” Rigspolitiet deputy police inspector Tormod Christensen told Metroxpress. “Many people also come here to buy drugs, in Christiania for example, which violates drug laws.”

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A surprise
Christensen said that the rising number of Swedes committing crimes comes as a bit of a surprise.

“It is actually not an increase that we expected, so we need to analyse these figures to see where we should start working to solve the problem,” he said.