Luckily crime rates in Iceland are very low. Most of the crime we do have is like in so many places drug related. I guess people need the drugs to sleep in the 24 hours of sun in summer and to keep their spirits up through 24 hours of darkness in winter.
Anyways, one of Iceland’s criminals, armed with a hammer, made an attempt to rob a 10-11 convenience store in the middle of the day in Reykjavík last month. The robbery failed since he couldn’t find any employee in the store to open the cash register. The same robber had a little more success last year when he got away with 15.000 ISK (130USD/90EUR) and a pack of cigarettes.
You would often be amazed at what is considered news in a small country like Iceland. A couple of days ago the frontpage of Vísir, Iceland’s second largest newssite, had a top story: Dog runs into a car in Reykjavík. If you read through the article you would then realize that the dog was actually unharmed and the car only slightly dented.