Kripos: 29 people were killed in Norway in 2021

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In 2021, 29 people were killed in Norway in 23 murder cases, according to Kripos’ murder overview. The proportion of murders committed with firearms has increased.

Five of the murder victims were killed in the same case in Kongsberg on October 13, while three others were killed in a case in Svelvik in December.

A total of 26 people have been accused of having committed murder during 2021. 

“70% of all murders committed in 2021 occurred in private homes. Only one of the total of 26 perpetrators was a woman,” Vibeke Schei Syversen at Kripos noted in a press release.

Between 2011 and 2020, 59% of the perpetrators were previously convicted in Norway. Three of them were also previously convicted of murder. In 2021, the proportion of perpetrators previously convicted in Norway was 65%.

Kripos states that firearms were used in seven of the murder cases in 2021, which corresponds to 30% of the cases. For the 2011–2020 period, the proportion of murders with firearms amounted to 10%. The proportion of murders committed with firearms was thus somewhat higher in 2021 than in the previous ten years.

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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