Sweden

Last update : 07.04

1.Crime statistics

Crime rate(2001) : 133,50 ‰
Main Offences (2001):
Homicides : 0,007%
Violent crime : 6,44%
Robbery : 0,7%
Domestic Burglary : 1,27%
Theft of a motor vehicle : 6,16%
Drug trafficking : 0,31%
Offenders (2000) :
Total : –
Minors percentage (15-20) : 25%
Women percentage :  19%
Foreigners percentage : –
Prison population (2003) : 6.759
Occupancy level (2003) : 106,9%
Age of criminal responsibility : 15
National victimisation survey : No

2. Safety and crime prevention (general)

Police forces: 16.500 (185 per 100.000 inhabitants)
Judicial system workforce: 3600 (1113 judges / 0,012 per 100.000 inhabitants )
Private security forces : 22.000
Relevant NGO’s operating in the field of crime prevention : The Calm steer project, Exit, Fathers and mothers in the city

3. Competence of State, regional and local authorities

National actions plans : The National Clearinghouse on Violence against Women, a working group created by the government in 2002 about sexual exploitation of children, The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, prevention plan against violence at school, prevention plan against trafficking of human being, The Council on media violence.

Regional level sphere of competence: heads of the regional centres of police, support for the elaboration of local partnerships projects

Local authorities:. Local police, social services, schools running, local safety contracts elaboration and running

Role of elected officials (city mayors): One of them can be elected as the chairperson of the contract

4. Partnerships and co-operation in the field of crime prevention

National Crime Prevention Council : Y
The national Council for Crime Prevention (1994). Since 1999, a special division is in charge of supporting the local prevention actions

National action plan : The ” Our Common responsibility program “(National Program for prevention of criminality) which aims at raising the attention of the government on the consequences of social change in the field of security, developing  the actions of prevention and their effectiveness, promoting citizens’ participation and services co-operation at the local stage. See also National Crime Prevention Council Action Plan 2004.

Partnership structures at the regional level: possibility of co-operation with the counties, the police, the regional councils, the counties administrative commissions.

Partnership structures at the local level: Local councils for the prevention of criminality (200 in 2001 for 289 municipalities)

5. Main Debates

Prostitution, Insecurity on the working place

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