Wednesday, November 21, 2018

34% Swedish girls subjected to sex offences in 2017 – Official report

As we reported yesterday, the number of men committing sexual offences against women in Sweden's drastically increased.
The official statistics of the National Security Survey (NTU) from the Swedish Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) show a very worrying trend for Swedish girls and young women.
In 2006, 2.5% of all women reported that men had commit sexual offences toward them.
But since 2013 there's been a large surge in the number of cases with now 10.7% of women who say that men have commit a sexual offence against them.
After specifying the groups, a much more worrying statistic's revealed. Young women in the 16-24 age category have seen a massive increase in sexual harassment by men, the Brå report shows.
The number of sexual offences against this group's seen a surge from 7.1% in 2006 to 34.4% in 2017.
But the Swedes don’t seem to worry much about it.
"It's important to keep in mind that sexual offence is a broad crime category that encompasses a wide range of crimes. Everything from milder offences such as sexist comments, to very serious crimes such as rape," Brå investigator Maria Söderström tells national broadcaster SVT.
A criminologist even sees it as a positive development:
"The more we talk about it and the more it's written, the greater the effects it gets. To be able to report, you must first understand that what you've been exposed to is a crime.
"The more knowledge you get about harassment, the higher the chance you can tell what you've been exposed to," Rung tells to SVT.

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