Every fifth Dane offered stolen goods

And one in 20 buy them

Every fifth Dane has been given the opportunity to purchase stolen goods and every 20th has taken up the offer, reports BT.

However, the exact number of people who might have unknowingly bought stolen goods is unknown.

Neither the Danish police nor the insurance industry have a precise overview of the stolen goods market, but they estimate it runs into billions of kroner.

Suspicious online sales
According to Henrik Framvig, a deputy inspector at the National Police Prevention Center, most burglaries result in at least one, and often several stolen items, being sold on.

While relatively few domestic burglaries get solved, there has been a slight increase in the number of people charged with the possession of stolen goods in  recent years.

The police typically discover stolen goods while monitoring online commercial sites.