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Chileans account for most burglaries by foreigners in Denmark

Christian Wenande
May 4th, 2015


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Over 36 percent of charged burglars in 2014 were Chilean

Romania and Lithuania may have a bad rep when it comes to organised burglary in Denmark, but recently Chileans have been leaving a less-than-desired mark.

The latest figures from the National Police showed that Chilean burglars accounted for 555 out of the 1,536 charges – 36.1 percent – brought against foreign burglars in 2014.

“There are a few groups of between four and six people who are really busy,” Jesper Beuschel, a police commissioner from the National Police, told Metroxpress newspaper.

“They are extremely focused on crime and responsible for a very high frequency of burglaries. There is nothing random about it. They are very organised.”

READ MORE: Number of foreign criminals in Copenhagen increases again

Usual suspects 
According to the police, the Chilean criminals travel to Spain or Italy and then drive or fly on to Denmark.

Romanian criminals finished just behind the Chileans, accounting for 29.9 percent of the charges brought against foreign burglars in 2014, while Lithuanians finished third with 16 percent.

The top nine was rounded up by Moroccans (3.3 percent), Serbs (1.7 percent), Nigerians (1.5 percent), Algerians (1.4 percent), Moldovans (1.3 percent) and Turks (1.2 percent).

The remaining 7.7 percent came from other nations.


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