Gun homicides started to increase in Sweden from 2005, while rates of homicide by other means have declined. Most other countries in Europe have seen a decline in both gun homicide and homicide by other means. These results are presented in a new report which compares gun homicide across Europe.
It is easy to misinterpret crime statistics, and this is especially true when it comes to making international comparisons. Here are the reasons why.
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.
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.
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.