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Sweden

Sweden Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Car thefts: Total recorded automobile thefts. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Drug offences: Drug offence cases per 100,000 population (2000).
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Murders > Per capita: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Murders with firearms: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Rape victims: People victimized by sexual assault (as a % of the total population). Data refer to female population only. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Rapes: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Software piracy rate: The piracy rate is the total number of units of pirated software deployed in 2007 divided by the total units of software installed.
  • Total crimes: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Burglaries 1,094.2 2006 5th out of 55
Car thefts 61,350 2002 13th out of 73
Drug offences 38,005 per 100,000 people 2000 7th out of 60
Murder rate 0.89 2008
Murders 163% 2006 18th out of 38
Murders > Per capita 18.02 per 1 million people 2006 16th out of 37
Murders with firearms 58 2002 26th out of 48
Prisoners 5,920 prisoners 2002 91st out of 168
Prisoners > Per capita 75 per 100,000 people 2003 108th out of 164
Rape rate 53.2 2009 2nd out of 51
Rape victims 1.1% 2002 3rd out of 20
Rapes 4,901 2009 4th out of 51
Robberies 94.2 2006 17th out of 71
Software piracy rate 25% 2007 100th out of 106
Total crimes 1.23 million 2002 16th out of 82

SOURCES: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention); European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011; International Centre for Prison Studies - World Prison Brief; UN Crime Stats; UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). 2002. Correspondence on data on crime victims. March. Turin; Fifth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy Study

Citation

"Sweden Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Sweden/Crime

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In response to Amanda:

The population of Sweden is 8,878,085 (July 2003 est). You can find this information on the population page of the people category. To find Sweden click the view all countries link at the bottom of the country list.

Posted on 26 May 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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