Public Services in Oslo

Emergency services in Oslo

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Fire Department brann: 110
Police politi: 112

Note: Car accidents not involving injuries, deaths or resulting in traffic jams can be made to the general police phone number: 02800
Ambulance and medical emergency: 113
Note: For inquiries about toxins call the national Toxin Information Office at: 22 59 13 00

For minor injuries and illness, go to the local "Legevakt". This is an emergency room where physicians see patients without an appointment. The wait may be several hours.

Crime & Safety in Norway

Norway has a low crime rate with most crimes limited to theft and vandalism. As the largest city and capital, Oslo has a higher crime rate than the rest of the country, but it is still low. There are very few areas of Oslo that should be avoided after dark, but there are a few:
pedestrian stroll along the Akerselva river and around Grafanland
area around the street Skippergata
area above the Central train station
area around Majorstuen T-bane station

There is a red light district from Karl Johan's street to the harbour. Prostitution is legal, but a bit complicated as purchasing services from prostitutes is a crime. Also beware as this area can be seedy.

Norway has a unified police force, or politi. In rural areas police officers are called lensmann. Police officers do not usually carry guns.

Natural Dangers

Warnings signs are rare as most Norwegians expect people to watch out for themselves. Where there are warnings, pay attention.

Update 17/08/2010

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