Sweden's rape rate under the spotlight - BBC News - BBC.com
Sep 15, 2012 - The Julian Assange extradition case has put Sweden's relatively high incidence of rape under the spotlight. But can such statistics be reliably compared from one country to another? Which two countries are the kidnapping capitals of the world? Australia and Canada. Official figures from the United Nations.
While Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said that journalistic activity would not be affected, he left the definition of what constitutes “journalistic activity” open to question.
For many years, the Swedish government has stopped the collection of statistics relating to the ethnic or religious background of criminals, making it difficult for researchers to track the correct rate of migrant crime, as opposed to crimes committed by native Swedes.
Some, like police officer Peter Springare, have claimed that the majority of serious crimes are committed by migrants or individuals from migrant backgrounds. Others have used freedom of information requests to look at crimes on a case-by-case basis and track the rate at which criminals born overseas have offended.
One research project attempted to look solely at cases of gang rape in Sweden and found, through examining court documents, that nine out of 10 gang rapes were committed by asylum seekers and individuals with a migration background.
This cover-up of sex assaults in Sweden is a gift for xenophobes
Jan 13, 2016 - Refugees outside a shelter near Stockholm: 'It is impossible to prove the nationalist claim that the rapists are disproportionately young male migrants. ... In 1995, the first year for which statistics are easily available on the Crime Agency's website, there were 179 murders in Sweden, of which 29 involved.