Fewer people murdered in Greenland

A new Danish study has revealed that the number of homicide cases in Greenland fell from over 23 murders per 100,000 inhabitants to 16 during the period from 1985 to 2010.

The vast majority of the murders were committed by people who had either an alcohol or a drug addiction.

Researchers from the Department of Forensic Sciences at the University of Copenhagen believe there may be a link between the lower murder rates and the fact that alcohol consumption has generally decreased in Greenland.

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