SWEDISH SEX CRIME UP ANOTHER 13%
A FURTHER 13 percent upsurge in Swedish reported sex crime during 2008 has been revealed by the nation’s crime prevention organisation, BRA.
The statistic appears on the Swedish crime barometer on BRA’s site, and compares to an overall increase of 5 percent in all Swedish reported crime.
There were 14,162 reported sex crimes in Sweden last year, 154 per 100,000 population, compared with less than 12,600 the previous year.
The figures come on top of a 40% increase in ‘serious’ sex crime – defined as rape, sexual molestation and sexual coercion – between the country’s controversial criminalisation of clients and the end of 2007.
Swedish reported rape figures leapt 13% during 2007 to 4,750. No breakdown is yet available of the 2008 sex crime figures.