Fewer burglaries during the Coronavirus outbreak

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We have been more at home than usual in the first half of the year. This is more than likely the reason why the number of house and cottage burglaries was significantly lower than last year.

The number of home burglaries decreased by 14 percent, while compensation decreased by 9 percent in the first half of this year from the same period last year. Changed activity as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak has probably been decisive for the declining development, according to Finans Norge.

– “Many of us have stayed at home a lot in recent months. More holidays and leisure with home as a starting point and many have had the opportunity to set up a home office, this has made it difficult for thieves. In addition, the criminals have probably also noticed the travel restrictions,” says communications manager Stine Neverdal.

Also in the cabin areas, both in the mountains and along the coast, there have been far more people there than usual.

– “Of course this has been a deterrent to the thieves with more people in their cabin. Precisely in this area, we have thus had a small positive Coronavirus effect,” says Neverdal.

For the cabins, both the number of burglaries and compensation has decreased by around 13 percent in the first half of 2020 compared with the same period last year.

The total amount of compensation after house and cottage burglaries was NOK 48 million in the first half of the year.

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