Sunday, June 11, 2023

Rapes in Sweden ? Have they increased ?

 According to the search results, the number of reported rapes in Sweden has increased over the years. Here are some key findings:

  • Rape, which is the most serious sexual crime, increased by 45.4% between 2008 and 2018
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  • In 2016, the number of reported rapes increased to 6,715
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  • The number of reported rape cases was 73 per 100,000 citizens in 2017, up 24% in the past decade
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  • In 2018, official numbers showed that the incidence of sexual offenses was on the rise, and the Swedish Government declared that young women are facing the greatest risks and that most of the cases go unreported
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  • Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls for other countries to revamp their legislation
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  • The total number of reported cases of sexual offenses increased from 2012 to 2021. Especially the number of reported cases of rape increased over the period, from 6,300 in 2012 to 9,700 in 2021
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It is important to note that the increase in rape statistics cannot be tied to the refugee influx, according to a study
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 However, some argue that the rise in rape statistics after 2015 is due to the large influx of refugees into Sweden
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