Each summer, Copenhagen Municipality in collaboration with Copenhagen Police run a campaign warning against pickpockets. They use a variety of distractions and tactics to relieve victims of their personal items. Please ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you aware of your valuables in a crowd?
- Are your phone and money safely stored?
- When you pay with a card, do you always cover your pin code?
Strøget, City Hall Square and Gothersgade can be crowded areas by night – especially during weekends.
Regarding Freetown Christiania
Due to the hash dealing at Christiania - which is illegal in Denmark - the residents have adapted to a set of rules for security reasons, which they strongly advise visitors to abide by.
On a few rare occasions, tourists have been scammed by fake police officers. The victims have either paid on-the-spot fines for "breaking the law" or have been frisked and unknowingly robbed. If contacted by a police officer, demand to see legit identification.
You can always contact the police by calling 114. In case of urgent matters, call 112.