What is it like to be a police officer in Iceland, one of the safest countries in the world?

In 2009, according to the UN, almost 44, 000 homicides were recorded in Brazil. Do you know how many happened in Iceland? Just 1. That's right! One person was killed in the country that year. Even though the populations are quite disparate - 207 million in Brazil, 334, 000 in Iceland - this shows the discrepancy in crime, which is one of the lowest in the world.

In 2013, it was the first time in history that Icelandic police had to shoot and kill a person. On this occasion a 59-year-old man with apparent psychiatric disorders began shooting a rifle inside his apartment. Even so, an investigation was opened to analyze the behavior of the police involved in the case and also the man who was killed.

One of the main reasons for this, according to scholars, is the almost lack of class difference in the Icelandic population. This makes tensions between lower and higher layers of society difficult, resulting in a more peaceful place to live.

And since it's so quiet there, what do the cops do on a daily basis? Iceland's police department has an Instagram account that shows routine actions by agents, which are extremely bucolic. Check out some examples:

1. At the end of the year, they warned of the dangers of fireworks

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2. At Easter, a photo of a police officer with his egg was published

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3. In the absence of crime acts creativity

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4. This horn was stolen from a building in Reykjavik, the capital of the country, but was quickly found and returned.

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5. Feeding the local fauna

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6. Break in the doldrums for a cup of coffee

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7. A rare hot day

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8. And it wasn't even on vacation ...

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9. Applying a “Traffic Ticket”

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10. Training future generations

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11. Teaching How to Light Fireworks

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12. The caption read, "If you turn the phone upside down, it will be holding the world."

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13. Bike Patrol Has Time to Maneuver

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14. Patrolling, by the way, enjoying a Viking festival

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15. Enjoying the view

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