Norway registered sharp drop in burglaries during first few months of pandemic

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In the period after the coronavirus crisis started, “If” insurance has registered almost 70% fewer burglaries than in the same period of last year.

Lars Galtung, communications director at “If” insurance, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) in August that he had never seen such a large reduction in the number of burglaries. 

Compared with the second quarter of last year, the number of burglaries decreased by almost 70%.

“People have been at home, in their houses, working from home. You do not break in in these circumstances,” Galtung said at the time.

Figures from Fremtind insurance also show a sharp decline in both burglary and theft. 

From April to July this year measured against the same period of last year, the company registered a decrease of 37% in the number of burglaries. 

Fremtind registered the largest decrease in the theft of luggage, which has been reduced by 74%.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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