Statistics Norway will compile immigrant crime statistics

Immigrants earn significantly less than NorwegiansOSLO.Immigrants.Photo: Morten Holm / Scanpix

Next year, Statistics Norway (SSB) will publish new statistics that contains a list of crimes committed among the immigrant community in Norway. The Progress Party (FRP) takes it as a victory.

FRP has, for a long time, asked Statistics Norway to make such a report without obtaining their agreement to do so.

Now, however, SSB technical director, Elisabeth Nørgaard, confirmed to Nettavisen that SSB will publish two reports at the end of 2017.

The reports will be named ‘Crime among immigrants in Norway’, and ‘Residence and crime among immigrants in Norway.’

‘Details of the planned analysis are not entirely clear, but one will be that they look at crime among Norwegian immigrants.The second report will deal with the relationship
between crime among immigrants and how long they have lived in Norway’, said Nørgaard.

‘I am very happy with this, and it was high time. We have succeeded in our struggle to get a better statistical basis for understanding and debate. We must dare to have the debate
no matter how uncomfortable it is’, said the parliamentary leader of FRP, Harald Tom Nesvik, to Nettavisen. He has been a long time advocate for receiving such statistics.

SSB has previously made crime statistics showing country of origin.

In 2011, Statistics Norway published a report containing such statistics, but it only covered the period from 2001 until 2009.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today


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