Stockholm Sees 20 Percent Spike in Rapes
An average of five rapes per day occurs in the Swedish capital, while only 5 percent of reported rapes results in a perpetrator being sentenced, a development local politicians have described as “unacceptable.”
During the first half of 2019, Stockholm has seen a total of 1,060 rapes. Compared with 890 rapes in the same period last year, this marks a drastic 20 percent increase.
In addition, 24 so-called “negligent rapes” were reported during the first half of the year. This is a recent addition to Sweden’s criminal code that appeared after a so-called “consent act” was introduced on 1 July 2018.