Thieves steal values for millions in churches each year

Danish parish churches have many values, but is too poorly secured, says vicepolitiinspektør. 311 parish is in average goals for either burglary, theft or rob

Thieves steal values for millions in churches each year

Danish parish churches have many values, but is too poorly secured, says vicepolitiinspektør.

311 parish is in average goals for either burglary, theft or robbery each year.

It shows a statement from the malawi selvforsikringsordning, who have figures back from 2013.

It writes Kristeligt Dagblad.

the Figures is similar to that that each ward council in Denmark on average have reported a theft or burglary during the period.

in Addition, all of the burglary that never gets reported to the insurance - typically because tyvekosterne does not exceed the deductible.

According to the vicepolitiinspektør at the South Jutland Police, Christian Østergaard is there a logical explanation as to why thieves are going after churches.

- There are very many values in the churches, while at the same time they often are easy to break into. In general, one can say that the churches and the buildings are poorly secured, he says to Kristeligt Dagblad.

The selvforsikringsordning reports that thieves are especially going after the cemeteries, where they steal the machines and tools.

In an average charge of burglary and thefts the week about 9.5 million dkk per year.

in Addition pays congregational three to four million dollars annually in excess after the burglary.

A single kirketyveri has attracted attention outside the country's borders. It came to pass, when the little Ølstrup Church in west Jutland five years ago, had stolen his precious altermaleri of Emil Nolde.

After several years of international investigation, the church was reunited with the painting in the beginning of december.

In the south and South - Jutland Police have in recent years experienced an increase in kirketyverier - both in number and size.

Therefore, the police have launched a campaign against the deaneries and the ward council to get them to rethink the security.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 06:00

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