The initiative started in 2014 in Sønderborg, Denmark. Our results from 2016 show an almost 40% decline in the number of break-ins for the 90 properties using DNA marking throughout the test period compared to an average decline of 24% in the entire city of Sønderborg.
Focus on thefts in the construction industry
Our focus on DNA marking is also evident in Norway. In 2016, we joined forces with the Norwegian police in handing out DNA kits to private house owners in Bergen.
In collaboration with the police, we have also increased our focus on burglaries in the construction industry, which is seeing an increase in the number of burglaries and thefts of expensive tools from construction sites and from work vans.
As an attempt to prevent this problem, Tryg, the police and the construction industry recommend synthetic DNA marking and labelling of special tools and machines. As a first major project, construction sites along the E39 between Bergen and Os in Hordaland have started using DNA marking.
Read more about DNA marking here (in Danish).