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This report aims to clarify the economic benefits and costs of crime prevention. It was compiled for the Danish Crime Prevention Council and TrygFonden by senior adviser Rasmus Højbjerg, Copenhagen Business School. As well as offering benefits on the basic human level, a successful crime prevention initiative can also benefit society. This report seeks to highlight these benefits on the basis of three crime prevention initiatives.
  • Denmark
  • Research
  • 2013

Preventing and combating domestic violence is an area that Denmark has focused on for a longer period of time, and most recently in 2014 the Ministry of Children, Gender Equality,...

  • Denmark
  • Domestic violence
  • National policy
  • 2014

In Denmark, prostitution among adults has not been criminalized neither as buyer nor seller of sex. It is, however, illegal to act as a pimp, making a profit of other peoples prostitution....

  • Denmark
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • National policy
  • 2014

Safety and its opposite, fear of crime, are two important and central issues in crime prevention efforts. Recent years have brought a significant increase in the number of studies and...

  • Denmark
  • General crime prevention
  • National policy
  • 2014

In Denmark robbery is considered a very serious crime as it contains elements of both enrichment and violence or coercion. The maximum penalty for robbery is thus also considerably higher...

  • Denmark
  • Organised property crime
  • Other OPC
  • National policy
  • 2014