Increasing number of violent crimes, falling number of robberiesProperty crime makes up the most reported crime in Denmark, accounting for around 240,000 of all reported crime cases in 2021. This includes cases of burglaries, thefts, and robberies. However, criminal complaints concerning these types of crime decreased considerably over the past decade. For instance, the number of reported robberies more than halved from 2011 to 2021, as did the number of both burglaries and thefts. On the other hand, the number of violent crimes increased over the past 10 years.
Considering sexual offences, the number of reported rape cases tripled in recent years, from 382 reports in 2014 to more than 2,000 reported cases in 2021. This does not necessarily mean that the actual number of rapes increased, but is probably also down to an increased awareness around reporting. Moreover, the Danish government passed a new law based on sexual consent in September 2020, meaning that more cases now are classified as rapes.