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Crime continues to rise in Luxembourg
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Crime continues to rise in Luxembourg

07.03.2013 From our online archive
The number of burglaries reported in Luxembourg last year fell by 10 percent, meanwhile criminal acts grew in almost all other areas, police revealed in their annual report published on Thursday.

The number of burglaries reported in Luxembourg last year fell by 10 percent, meanwhile criminal acts grew in almost all other areas police revealed in their annual report published on Thursday.

According to the 2012 figures, the number of burglaries fell from 2,206 to 2,005. Police reported that out of a total 200 arrests in relation to burglary cases, 100 investigations had resulted in successful prosecutions.

Last year's figures appear to show a rise in reports of criminal activities in all areas in Luxembourg with the exception of violent acts against police officers and murders.

The number of domestic violence interventions grew from 675 to 801 in 2012, reported rape cases rose from 70 to 76 and sexual assault figures jumped from 73 to 119, marking the highest figures recorded in Luxembourg during the last five years.

At the same time violent assaults rose from 2,744 in 2011 to 2,294 in 2012, as did violent thefts, up from 356 to 458.

Altogether police responded to 554 reports of drunk and disorderly behaviour, up from 441 the year before. Vandalism cases also rose, with 5,290 reports compared with 5,054 the year before.

The number of hold-ups doubled from six to 12, four of which involved service stations and the remaining eight were at stores.

Bucking the trend were acts of violence against police and murders. The number of murders and assassinations recorded in Luxembourg fell from four to three last year. Meanwhile, 99 acts of violence against police officers were reported.

A breakdown of conviction rates, showed that nearly two thirds (60.6 percent) of those convicted for any infraction were of non-Luxembourg nationality. Meanwhile, 79.6 percent of those convicted were Luxembourg residents.