Paris News

French fake number plates increase

The reported number of fake or duplicate car licence plates rose 73 per cent in 2012 according to figures from the French interior ministry. Nearly 17,500 road offence were committed by drivers usi...
Barcelona News

Fewer thefts on Barcelona metro

Thefts dropped by 19 per cent between July 2011 and July 2012 on the Barcelona metro. The decrease is thought to be because of extra police patrols at station intersections, on platforms and directly...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen police dismount

Copenhagen police will no longer patrol the streets on horseback from 1 December. The small but popular force, which is made up of nine horses and 12 police, is being slashed because of the need for b...
Paris News

French police target sale of licence points

French police are cracking down on people who “sell” driving licence points to offenders who have had points deducted from their licences for driving offences. A new crime unit has rece...
Barcelona News

Barcelona tightens rules against prostitution

Barcelona is tightening up on prostitution by banning soliciting on the streets. From the first of August soliciting in public will be banned and sex workers who refuse to move will be fined €...
Oxford News

Oxford’s Operation Buzzard and Brush against crime

Oxford started a crack-down on street robbery at the end of June in conjunction with Operation Brush against anti-social behaviour in the city’s parks.   Operation Buzzard is now in i...
Brussels News

Safety in Brussels campaign

Brussels launched a safety campaign against theft at the end of May. The campaign is in several languages and is aimed at ex-pats and tourists. It gives tips about how to avoid pick pockets, car th...
Copenhagen News

Denmark refuses to legalise marijuana

The Danish justice ministry has turned down a proposal by Copenhagen’s city council to experiment with the legalisation of marijuana. The city council believes that this is the best way to de...
Copenhagen News

Denmark refuses to legalise marijuana

The Danish justice ministry has turned down a proposal by Copenhagen
Paris News

Jewellery thefts rise in Paris

Raids on Paris jewellery stores increased to 716 in 2011 compared to 248 five years previously. The number of armed raids rose 25 per cent in 2011 to a total of 369. Three people were killed in three...
Amsterdam News

Cannabis sales to be controlled

Tourists will not to able to buy cannabis in coffee shops in the Netherlands starting from May 2012. Under the new law coffee shops will only be able to sell the drug to registered members and not to...
Dublin News

Heroin use increases in Dublin

Almost 600 new heroin users presented themselves at one of Dublin
Copenhagen News

Titanic necklace stolen in Copenhagen

A gold-plated necklace once worn by a passenger on the ocean liner the Titanic was stolen from a travelling exhibition at Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen on 17 September. The necklace, w...
Jersey News

Jersey pays tribute to victims of multiple murder

The peaceful nature of life in Jersey was horribly marred in mid-August by a knife attack that killed six people of Polish origin. Three of the murder victims were children; all of them were under six...
Copenhagen News

Anti-theft bike scheme to be ditched

Copenhagen city council has ditched a 3.2 million kroner anti-theft scheme for bikes, admitting that the project has not worked, reports the Copenhagen Post. Since 2008 thousands of chips have been in...
Madrid News

Hundreds of new police officers in Madrid

Three hundred new municipal police officers have been inaugurated in Madrid, bringing the police to resident ratio to 2:1 police officers per thousand of population. In the last eight years Madrid
Oxford News

Oxford to lose police officers

Thames Valley police authority, which serves Oxford, is to lose 800 officers and support staff over the next four years. A spokesman for the force said that the priority was to maintain frontline poli...