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New figures: Fewer burglaries reported during the pandemic in Norway

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The number of compensation claims due to burglary and theft from houses, apartments, and cabins has decreased sharply so far this year compared with last year, figures from Finans Norge show.

According to the latest statistics, compensations for this type of incident were reduced by as much as 14% to NOK 78 million in the first four months of this year compared with the same period last year.

Compensations for car thefts went down even more – falling by 41% in the same period. 

“At the turn of the millennium, we saw a peak in the number of burglaries from homes, cars, and boats. Now, the figures are lower than what we have seen before,” communications manager Stine Neverdal in Finans Norge said.

Stricter border control

Finans Norge points to stricter border controls and more home office as part of the reason for the decrease, as more people have been at home during the pandemic.

“We believe that the numbers may increase again and that the crime figures will also return to the former levels. When everyday life starts up again, along with travel, it could also mean that traveling criminals will revisit our country,” Neverdal added.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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