Relatively few murders in Greenland in 2001
According to Sermitsiaq newspaper, 2001 saw relatively few homicides in Greenland.
Four men and three women died violent deaths. In previous years, the number of murders has been as high as 21, 15 and 12. Only three times since 1990 have there been fewer than seven murders.
Greenland’s justice system is now taking a stricter approach to murder. In earlier years, a homicide meant five years in the jail, but is now up to seven years, judge Mille Sovndal Petersen told Sermitsiaq.