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Five rape reports filed during Roskilde Festival

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Five rape reports filed during Roskilde Festival
Police are still investigating the rape reports and the unrelated death of a 20-year-old woman. Photo: Emil Hougaard/Scanpix
13:18 CEST+02:00
The number of rapes reported at this year’s Roskilde Festival was at its highest point in several years, Mid and West Zealand Police said in a press release.
Police received five reports of rape through Sunday, marring what was otherwise a quiet festival on the crime front.
 
While the five reports are significantly higher than the one reported rape last year, police said that the figures could not necessarily be directly compared due to new recording procedures. In the past, cases were only registered as rape if and when a perpetrator was arrested, whereas this year they are recorded as rapes during the initial report. 
 
Police said that the five reported incidents were under ongoing investigations and declined to give any additional details. 
 
The number of thefts from the festival’s camping grounds was “significantly lower” than years past, while reports of pickpocketing were up slightly, police said. 
 
As a whole, police said that the 2016 edition of Roskilde Festival had been a quiet affair. 
 
“We are very satisfied with how the festival has gone,” spokesman Carsten Andersen told news agency Ritzau on Saturday night. “When you think about the fact that you have shoved 130,000 people together in a relatively small space, we think it is impressive that we haven’t had more to do.”
 
 
On Monday, Mid and West Zealand Police said that there was still no new information on what caused a 20-year-old woman to die in her tent early on Saturday
 
Mid and West Zealand Police have been releasing annual crime statistics from Roskilde Festival since 2011. 
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