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Emergency (112) and police (114)

Is Denmark a safe country?

Statistically, Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world, with relatively low crime rates and very professional and capable national law enforcement and security services.

This means that visitors have little to worry about in terms of crime and harassment. 

Still, as always when visiting larger cities, you should be vigilant and take care of your valuables.

The Danish police is approachable and helpful, so don't hesitate to contact them for assistance if you are in need.

Who to call in emergency situations?

The European SOS number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe.

Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)

When you get through to the emergency switchboard, you should have the following information ready:

  • What you need (police, ambulance, fire services)
  • What has happened
  • Where it happened
  • How many people may be injured

Who to call in non-emergency situations?

114 is the service number for the police if you:

  • Want to report a crime but do not require immediate police response
  • Need information, help or advice, for example in relation to police permissions
  • Have information or a lead you think might be relevant to pass on to the police




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