Based on police figures for the past few years, Delano has put together data visuals showing trends in key areas of crime
Who says there is no crime in Luxembourg? Overview of crime stats in recent years
Often it is said that Luxembourg is a safe country where there is no crime. But no country is crime-free. Based on police figures for the past few years, Delano has put together data visuals showing trends in key areas of crime.
Among the recent trends one can observe is that in 2016, burglaries (excluding failed attempts) in Luxembourg were at their lowest point since 2012. Luxembourg experienced a peak in burglaries in 2014, but this trend appears to be well behind it.
Car thefts decreased while overall theft numbers stabilised.
The number of rapes and indecent assaults reported, however, are the highest recorded in reports available via Statec. The same applies for bike thefts, which reached an all-time high in 2016.
What can I do to protect myself from crime?
Residents and visitors to Luxembourg should take the same precautions that they would anywhere else in the world for example by securely locking their homes, ensuring valuable possessions are out of sight and avoiding leaving themselves vulnerable to potential criminals.
Luxembourg Police frequently publish advice on their website on keeping yourself and your possessions safe. They also organise self-defence classes for children and adults.
Victims of crime should call police on the emergency helpline 113 or contact their local police station.