Perceptions of identity theft as a crime in Denmark 2018

Most of the Danish respondents to a survey conducted in 2018, perceived identity theft as a very serious crime, reaching 85 percent. One percent of the Danes found it to be a minor crime and one percent found it to not be a crime at all that year.

Perceptions of identity theft* as a crime in Denmark in 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

October to November 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

internet users

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"Please tell me, for each of the following situations, if you think it is a very serious crime, a fairly serious crime, a minor crime or not a crime at all? Identity theft"

Multiple answers were possible.

*Number of all respondents from 28 countries.

*The source adds the following information: Identity theft (somebody stealing your personal data and impersonating you)

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