Smaller share are victims of violence and theft

jobsKarl Johans gate. Photo Norway Today Media.

In 2015, 9.6 per cent of the population reported that they had been the victim of one or more incidents of theft, damage to property, violence or threats of violence. This share of victims, both in total and for each type of crime, is smaller than in all previous surveys.

The survey on living conditions carried out in 2015 shows that 9.6 per cent of the population aged 16 years or older were the victim of one or more incidents of violence, threats, theft or damage to property. This corresponds to about 400 000 of the adult population being subjected to these types of offences at least once during the course of a year.

However, this is a significantly smaller share than the corresponding share of 12 per cent in 2012, and the 14-16 per cent share reported in the period 2001-2007. Going even further back in time – to 1991 and 1997 – the victim rate among the adult population for these types of offences was as much as 17 per cent.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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