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Fifty Percent Fewer Break-ins in Reykjavík

By Iceland Review

The number of burglaries in the capital area for the first nine months of this year has halved when compared to the same period for the previous three years, according to a new police report.

policecar_psPhoto by Páll Stefánsson.

The new data shows theft, damage to property and violent crimes in the capital area have decreased, ruv.is reports.

During the first nine months of this year, 3,382 incidents of theft were registered with police, which represents a decrease of around 32 percent when compared to the average for the same period from 2009-2011.

Further, the number of break-ins in the first nine months of this year, 797, has decreased by 55.8 percent. According to the report, there were 66 reported break-ins last month, the lowest number since police started taking such records.

Damage to property has declined by 30 percent and violent crimes number 534, a 17 percent decrease from last year. There were 15 percent fewer traffic accidents.

ZR

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