Shootings and violence in the criminal milieu

Up until a few years ago, Sweden was counted among the European countries with relatively low levels of homicide. However, the homicide rate has increased in Sweden, and is now higher than that of many other countries. The increase in Sweden is primarily linked to an increase in gun violence.


27 % of all reported crime in Sweden during 2022 consisted of various theft offences.

Swedish crime statistics explained.

It is easy to misinterpret crime statistics, and this is especially true when it comes to making international comparisons. Here are the reasons why.

Publications from Brå.

Brå conducts research to develop new knowledge and provides support to local crime prevention work. The results of Brå's work are a basis for decision makers within the judicial system, the Parliament and the Government.

Crime surveys from Brå.

The Swedish Crime Survey (SCS or Nationella trygghetsundersökningen – NTU – in Swedish) is an annual survey of the attitudes and experiences of the general population of Sweden regarding victimization, fear of crime and public confidence in the justice system.

Official crime statistics from Brå.

Brå has the important task of reporting on crime trends in Sweden. In addition to statistics regarding reported offences and the Swedish Crime Survey we also use other statistical sources and research.