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Crimes Recorded by the Police in Sweden

Source: Eurostat, National Statistical Office
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2013

Crimes recorded by the police reached 1,403 '000 in 2012 in Sweden, according to the United Nations. This is 0.967 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Sweden reached an all time high of 1,416 '000 in 2011 and an all time low of 926 '000 in 1980. When compared to Sweden's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Denmark amounted to 441 '000, 425 '000 in Finland and 274 '000 in Norway in 2012.

Sweden has been ranked 6th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.


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