New figures show an increase of rapes in Sweden – against women, children and men with an average increase of 14 percent. Rapes against men stand particularly out – up by 40 percent compared to the same period last year.
It is the Swedish Crime Preventing Counsel, BRÅ, which annually publishes statistics of crime development in the country.
Recently published figures can now reveal that the first half of the year 2019, the number of reported rapes and sexual abuses increased substantially compared to the same period the year before. On average, rapes went up by 14 %, out of which rape of children rose by 6%, of women by 20% and of men by 40%.
In total, criminality against people increased by 2 percent, but it is the most violent acts that stand out the most. Less serious crimes, e.g. thefts, pick-pocketing and breaking into homes are decreasing, which Swedish left-wing media enjoys focusing on.
More male victims
Rapes of male victims are increasing the most, and sometimes the victim is young and attacked by more than one perpetrator. This happened to a teen boy attacked and raped by three masked men in Fagersta in early June.
There is also a recent case with a young male in Uppsala, which caused outbursts on social media. The victim was found unconscious in a stairwell after a serious rape, also committed by three young adolescents.
No descriptions of perpetrators
Both the Police and the Swedish media have been criticized for merely publishing descriptions of the malicious rapists, except from informing that that they sometimes wear dark clothes. After a rape of young woman in Karlstad last fall, the Police decided however to present a description to the press – of the victim.
Increased willingness to report explained as cause
There is a debate going on in Sweden about the motives behind the alarming figures. BRÅ on its hand, is more satisfied, since the Agency’s position is that an increased willingness to report rapes to the Police, is the real cause behind the trend.
”There probably has not been an increase of rapes in Sweden at all”, claimed BRÅ’s senior professor Jerzy Sarnecki, a few weeks ago. Sarnecki is sometimes referred to as Bagdad Bob by naughty social media users and conservative parties in the country.