English summary of Brå report 2018:1
This report presents the overall results of the 2017 Swedish Crime Survey (SCS, or NTU in Swedish). The survey covers victimisation, unsafety, confidence in the criminal justice system, and crime victims’ contacts with the criminal justice system.
In 2017, two parallel Swedish Crime Surveys were conducted, the SCS –Standard and the SCS – Local. The SCS – Standard has been conducted with the same data collection method and sample as previously, while the SCS – Local has been conducted with a different method, involving another sample, revised questionnaires, and ifferent data collection method.
The technical report (Brå 2018) contains detailed accounts of the ways in which the surveys were conducted. As from 2018, the method which is used in what is presently called the SCS – Local will be the new standard method. This summary refers only to results from the SCS – Standard, although this year’s report also comprises results from the SCS – Local. This is because the summary focuses on trends over time and the SCS – Local has only been conducted once. In general, however, a comparison of the two shows the SCS – Local reflects higher levels of victimisation and unsafety than the SCS – Standard. In addition, the SCS – Local indicates that a smaller percentage of the population has a high degree of confidence in thecriminal justice system as well as positive experience from contacts with the criminal justice system than is indicated by the SCS – Standard.
The SCS – Standard has been conducted since 2006. In 2017, approximately 11,600 persons responded to the questions in the SCS – Standard, which is a 59 per cent response rate to the survey. Most participated in the SCS – Standard through telephone interviews, but a smaller percentage participated through posted questionnaires or internet questionnaires.
Original report, in Swedish: Nationella trygghetsundersökningen 2017 (2018:1)
© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, 2018
Authors: Maria Söderström, Sofie Ahlin, Sara Westerberg and Åsa Irlander Strid.