Trends in the criminal justice system 1998–2017. English summary of Brå report 2019:8
A study of the offence of gross violation of a woman’s integrity in the criminal justice system and an analysis of what might have caused a visible decrease in the numbers of reported, cleared, and convicted offences.
The offence of gross violation of a woman’s integrity was introduced on 1 July 1998 as part of the work to combat men’s violence against women in intimate relationships.
During the first years following the introduction of the offence, the numbers of reported, cleared, and convicted offences increased. However, since 2009 there has been a decline in both the number of reported offences and the number of convictions.
The report focuses on answering three central questions:
© The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention 2019
Authors: Lisa Westfelt, Nina Törnqvist, Lou Huuva, Alexandra Skarp