Sweden’s Crime Rate Is Down, Statistics 2005 – 2015

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There is a very extreme exaggeration made in some media outlets and blogs based on a few isolated events in Sweden, and claim that it’s related to refugees is more or less not true at all. As I mentioned a few days ago, it is regularly claimed by right-wing media outlets and blogs in the past few years that the more immigrants or refugees come to Europe the more likely the crime rises up. Where the immigrant population increases so do crimes, as the claim goes. Data from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” show that Sweden’s crime rate has stayed the same or has decreased contrary to false claims being peddled by right-wingers.

Sweden has been in the limelight in the past few months in the American media as a way to shore up support for Trump’s Muslim ban.

Related Article: “Sweden’s Sexual Crimes Have Gone Down Contrary To What Xenophobes Peddle

The claim that crime has shored up due to immigration is in fact, false. We have taken our time out to show evidence against this. This evidence is directly taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention”, which have a database on crime going back to the 1950s for Sweden.

Persons suspected of a crime from 2005 to 2014 has decreased. This means less crime was committed in between that time. This is taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Persons suspected of offenses Number of persons suspected of offenses 2005-2014“:

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Credit: Bra.se

The above diagram in numbers for “Persons suspected of offenses“, 2005 – 2014:

Persons suspected of offences

2005, 106,659

2006, 109,702

2007, 112,304

2008, 119,244

2009, 124,852

2010, 126,451

2011, 122,057

2012, 117,361

2013, 107,331

2014, 105,057

2015, 105, 570

We move on to the crime of Criminal damage and vandalism (evidence taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Number of persons suspected of criminal damage, 2006 – 2015“):

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Credit: Bra.se

In Numbers for the above diagram (“Number of persons suspected of criminal damage, 2006 – 2015“):

2006, 6,993

2007, 7,434

2008, 7,734

2009, 7,768

2010, 7,420

2011, 6,822

2012, 6,477

2013, 5,418

2014, 5,383

2015, 5,347

Persons found guilty of criminal damage offences in Sweden from 2005 – 2015 (taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Number of conviction decisions of criminal damage as the primary offense, 2006 – 2015“):

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Credit: Bra.se

In numbers for the above diagram (“Persons found guilty of criminal damage offenses“, 2006 – 2015):

2006, 3192

2007, 3,443

2008, 3,586

2009, 3,316

2010, 3,162

2011, 2,919

2012, 2,749

2013, 2,424

2014, 2,268

2015, 1,947

The crime of assault has dramatically gone down very fast in Sweden (taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Percentage exposed to assault“, 2005 – 2014):

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Credit: Bra.se

Here is the diagram for “Persons suspected of assault” (taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention“):

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Credit: Bra.se

In numbers for the above diagram on “Persons suspected of assault“, 2006 – 2015:

2006, 14,542

2007, 15153

2008, 16108

2009, 16,810

2010, 18,039

2011, 17,664

2012, 15,752

2013, 13,976

2014, 13,166

2015, 13,340

The above numbers are from 2006 – 2015 of persons who were suspected of assault. The numbers speak for themselves, the crime in this category has gone down, especially when compared to 2006 which was a lot higher.

Persons found guilty of assualt in Swedish courts where there was evidence (“The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Persons found guilty of offenses of assault“, 2006 – 2015):

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Credit: Bra.se

In numbers for the above diagram of “Persons found guilty of offenses of assault”, 2006 – 2015, from Bra.se:

2006, 8,787

2007, 9,057

2008, 9,874

2009, 9,268

2010, 9,514

2011, 9,393

2012, 8,253

2013, 7,513

2014, 6,401

2015, 6,297

Robbery – Mugging went from 1% (2005) to 0.7% in 2014 (“The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” from the section of “Percentage exposed to mugging“):

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Credit: Bra.se

 

Suspect cases wherein robberies have been reported. Comparing 2005 to 2015, shows that crime has actually dropped in that category (“The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” in the section of “Reported robberies“):

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Credit: Bra.se

In numbers for the above diagram on (total) “Reported Robberies” (Suspected), 2006 – 2015:

2006, 8584

2007, 8673

2008, 8909

2009, 9570

2010, 9219

2011, 9719

2012, 9213

2013, 8361

2014, 8364

2015, 8461

The “Persons suspected of robbery” (“The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention”), 2006 – 2015:

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Credit: Bra.se

In numbers for the above diagram on persons suspected of “all robberies”, 2006 – 2015:

2006, 1,590

2007, 1,604

2008, 1,603

2009, 1,794

2010, 1,767

2011, 1,722

2012, 1,600

2013, 1,439

2014, 1,460

2015, 1,363

Convictions – “Persons found guilty of robbery offenses” (“Number of conviction decisions of robbery (including aggravated) as the primary offence, 2006 – 2015”):

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Credit: Bra.se

For the above diagram, the number of Convictions for Robbery offences in Sweden from 2006 – 2015:

2006, 887

2007, 850

2008, 885

2009, 1049

2010, 990

2011, 976

2012, 917

2013, 719

2014, 829

2015, 648

Murder and manslaughter (reported) by “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” (“Brottsförebyggande rådet – Brå”), in the section of “Lethal“:

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Credit: Bra.se

Although there is a slight spike for 2015, when that number (112) is compared to 1971 – 1990, the crime of murder and manslaughter has decreased massively in that category:

Murder and manslaughter (reported)

1971, 117

1972, 114

1974, 125

1975, 122

1976, 128

1977, 131

1978, 124

1979, 170

1980, 135

1981, 146

1982, 125

1983, 121

1984, 116

1985, 126

1986, 147

1987, 134

1988, 146

1989, 150

1990, 121

2006, 91

2007, 111

2008, 82

2009, 93

2010, 91

2011, 81

2012, 68

2013, 87

2014, 87

2015, 112

(Data from 1971 – 1990 taken from, Nordic Criminal Statistics 1950–2010, Summary of a report. [8th revised edition – Kriminologiska institutionen – Stockholms universitet – Rapport 2012] by Hanns von Hofer, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä & Lars Westfelt, page 31 – 32)

There were more murder and manslaughter cases in 1971 to 1990 than 2015. This shows that the trend of lethal violence is declining.

The numbers for Murder and manslaughter (reported) in Sweden for 1971 – 1990 were taken from “Nordic Criminal Statistics 1950–2010, Summary of a report, 8th revised edition”, whereas the 2006 – 2015 statistics were taken from “The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention” (“Brottsförebyggande rådet – Brå”), in the section “Lethal“.

The extreme exaggeration of refugees being accused of increasing crime in Sweden has no basis. The numbers shown above speak for themselves. Crime has stayed the same, or it has decreased. This is the same with sexual crimes in Sweden, this has stayed the same or has decreased: “Sweden’s Sexual Crimes Have Gone Down Contrary To What Xenophobes Peddle

Just in case someone may claim that the above facts are not true, migration, especially Muslim migration is a major problem in which crime does increase when they move into communities in Western World. Well, we will show some evidence from America. We looked up a few cities with the same population as Dearborn to compare the crime rate:

City Number of Murders 2015 Number of Rapes 2015
Dearborn MI 3 35
Sandy Springs GA 6 40
Pueblo CO 10 152
Billings MT 10 72
West Palm Beach FL 15 45

 

Dearborn Michigan despite having more Muslims living there than anywhere else in the US is below the average national crime rate.

In conclusion, The picture we get from the ground is that crime has stayed the same, or have decreased. The 100,000+ immigrants and refugees who have moved to Sweden from the years 2013 – 2015 have not increased crime, but rather it has decreased it. The evidence shows that the claims being made by Donald J. Trump and Nigel Farage (UKIP) in recent days have absolutely no basis and thus should be rejected by light-minded people.

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