Rapes jump 30% in Sweden
Norwegian blogger Fjordman has earlier blogged extensively on the wave of rapes that Scandinavia has been seeing coming to a large degree from immigrants. One of his posts even made it into Frontpage Magazine, creating global awareness of the problem.
Things are getting worse, however: rape statistics in Sweden have jumped 30% between 2004 and 2005 (source: Svenska Dagbladet, my translation):
The increase cannot be all explained by the new sex-crime law and an increased tendency to report rapes to the police.
In total, the number of reported rapes and rape attempts nationally increased by over 30% last year compared to 2004, a comparison that TT has made between the local police´s preliminary statistics shows.
The number of reported rapes only decreased in a few län (regions - Henrik).
The police´s statistics are just now being quality-proofed by the Crime Prevention Council, that is expected to publicize an overview of them. The numbers might thus be adjusted somewhat. But even the half-year statistics for 2005 show a large increase.
The percentage-wise increase was the highest in Hallands and Jönköping län.
With the new sex crime law, more crimes are put in the rape category. That has thus produced some change after April 1st. But the stricter law cannot explain the entire jump, says Lotta Nilsson, analyst at the Crime Prevention Council, when she delivers a statement to TT about the increased number of reported rapes in general.
In an earlier post, I reported how rapists in Sweden are four times more likely to be foreigners compared to Swedes, and how immigrants from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya dominate the group.
The number of rapes in Sweden was 2631 in 2004. A 30% increase would mean the 2005 number is 3.400.
The blog Danske øjne på svenske forhold has found graphics to show the development over time in Stockholm, Swedens capital:
He also has the raw numbers for Stockholm, pop. 1.8 million: