Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Rape in Sweden - and its perpetrators

From Dagens Nyheter (my translation):

According to a not yet published study from the Crime Prevention Council, Brå, men with a foreign background are over-represented in the group of suspected rapists. It is approximately four times more common that a known offender is born abroad, compared to persons born in Sweden.

It has looked like that for a long time, according to Peter Martens, statistician for Brå. He points out that the talk is about identified offenders. That they have been identified does not mean they have been convicted.

The lates study came in 1996, and showed that resident aliens from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia dominate the group of suspected men. The pattern in the new study is the same.

Commonalities between the four countries cited include islamic religion and arab ethnicity.



Blogger blueslord said...

Hello, I am very interested in this post. Do you know if this study has been published by now? If it has been published, do you know where the stastistics are (if possible in English)?

My main blog is just about the same, although it's in Spanish. And I do not know Swedish.


4:57 PM  
Blogger Henrik said...

Hi blueslord

I havent seen the study myself. Brå´s online search engine of their publications does not list it as far as I have seen. Also, only a fraction of them are in english, and most are summaries.

You can look for yourself here, though:


Note that fex a report on immigrant involvement in crime (almost 45% of all suspects are immigrants or have one or more immigrants as parents) in english appears as an 8 page resume:


, while a report on "intolerance" has all its 198 pages translated:



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