The probability of being sentenced to a prison term
A statistical analysis
An analysis of the differences in the proportion of prison sentences in different Swedish district courts.
Official conviction statistics indicate that there are relatively large differences between counties as regards the proportion of district court judgements resulting in prison sentences. During the three year period from 1995-1997, this proportion lay at an average of 23 per cent for the whole of Sweden. The current study is based on the country´s district courts and examines the differences between them.