Violence up, Theft down in Iceland

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Violence up, Theft down in Iceland

The number of violent offenses has increased by 11 percent in Iceland compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police.

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So far this year, around 1,200 instances of theft have been registered by police in the capital region, 282 break-ins, 367 cases of destruction of property and 227 violent offenses. A total of 109 traffic accidents have been registered.

A total of 79 violent offenses were recorded in March, the highest number in a single month in the last three years. Half of the offenses took place at night on the weekend and in the city center, ruv.is reports.

A third of all violent attacks took place in parking lots and 20 percent in meeting places.

Theft has decreased slightly and damage to property by a fifth. Break-ins decreased for the fourth month in a row.

ZR