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Large increase in the number of residential burglaries in Sweden

Thursday, 12 January 2012
The number of reported burglaries crimes in Sweden increased by three percent in 2011, according to preliminary figures from the Swedish Crime Prevention Council, Brå, announced today.
Violent crime, drug crimes and theft crimes are increasing, as well as residential burglary.
Preliminary statistics from Brå shows that theft crimes, which include residential burglary, increases for the first time in ten years in Sweden.
Anton Färnström is statistician at Swedish Crime Prevention Council.
“It is mainly residential burglaries that are behind the rise in residential burglaries, they have gone up by 19 percent in 2011 compared to 2010,” says Anton Färnström.
Police in Jönköping County is now investigating 170 residential burglaries reported there since December 1 last year. That is more than three times as many as during the same period the previous year.
By Scancomark.se Team

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