The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Bra) recently released a report with some shocking statistics about violent crimes against women in the country. According to Bra, the country has seen a 33 percent increase in the number of reported rape cases in the last decade – and an 8 percent increase in rapes in the last year alone.
Even more shocking, rape reports alleging attacks against children rose even more in the last year; those crimes are up 13% in just the past 12 months alone. According to Bra researcher Stina Söderman:
“We have seen a clear increase in reported rape in recent years.”
The most recent figures reveal that almost 8,000 rapes were reported in Sweden last year alone, this number represents an increase of 614 rapes from the previous year. In 2018, rape reports against children of both genders (under the age of 18) rose to 3,420. Only adult men saw a decrease in the number of reported rapes in 2018.
Since 2008, the total rape report increase for the total population is 33 percent; that number climbs to 44 percent with cases that have adult women as victims.
According to SVT, Sweden’s public news network, immigrants commit about 85% of the rapes committed by strangers; the station came under fire for revealing these statistics. The network revealed that a review of 843 court cases in one district over a five year period found that 58% of the convicted rapists were not born in Sweden. When cases where the rapist and victim did not know one another were considered, the number of foreign born attackers rose to 80%. In addition, more than half of the attackers had lived in Sweden for less than a year before the attack.
Rape and violence against women were the most significant findings in 2018; the overall increase in crime was just two percent. Crimes against property actually declined, while violent crimes against citizens are on the rise.
Violence in the country continues to be an ongoing concern for citizens; record numbers of fatalities due to shootings were recorded in 2018. Crimes against women are the highest in decades, as seen by the increase in rape detailed above. According to Politico, crimes against citizens are becoming commonplace in the once safe and peaceful nation:
“Social unrest, with car torchings, attacks on first responders and even riots, is a recurring phenomenon,” Politico reported.
Politicians in the nation remain concerned about how the country is perceived. Sweden has welcomed more immigrants and refugees than any other nation in the European Union, according to Politico, and they are now faced with downplaying any additional violence that this entry policy has caused. Even a left-leaning publication like Politico acknowledges both the problem of violence and the connection to immigration and the failure to assimilate into the host culture. While the problem of violence is now widely known and accepted, few solutions are on the table, leading to an increasingly risky homeland for Sweden’s women and children.
~ Conservative Zone