New figures from Statistics Denmark show that crimes including assaults and thefts fell nationwide in the second quarter of 2015. The biggest drops were in the number of reported vehicle thefts and sexual assaults, which fell by five and eight percent respectively from the previous quarter.
The drop in reported vehicle thefts follows a trend that has been present for years. The 2,035 reports of stolen vehicles in the second quarter of 2015 was a full 60 percent fewer than in 2008, even though car ownership has increased by six percent during that time period.
Danish police dealt with just 557 reports of sexual assaults in the second quarter, making it the crime with fewest reported cases in that time period. Reported sexual assaults decreased by eight percent from the year’s first quarter.
Violent crimes including murder, attempted murder and assaults were down two percent, with 4,098 reports across Denmark.
The statistics also revealed mixed news for homeowners. Home break-ins were up over the previous quarter but thefts and vandalism were down by two percent.
Earlier this year, the Danish National Police reported that national crime levels were “remarkably low” in 2014.