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Drug crimes rise while criminal charges fall in the Faroe Islands

The number of criminal charges being brought in the Faroe Islands has fallen drastically over the past five years.

A High Commissioner report shows 499 breaches of the criminal code were reported in 2017, compared with 605 in 2016 and 610 in 2015. In 2014, the number was 700 and 738 in 2013, reports Kringvarp Føroya.

Kvf adds that “there were also significantly fewer violent crime and vandalism cases last year than in the previous years.”

However, there was an increase in the number of other crimes, such as breaches of the drug law and the animal welfare law, last year.

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