School Survey on Crime 2019

On crime victimisation and participation in crime

English summary of Brå report 2020:11

This summary presents the overall results of the School Survey on Crime 2019. The overall purpose of this survey is to describe trends in self-reported exposure to crime and participation in crime among students in year 9, which is the last year of compulsory education in Sweden with students aged 15–16.

The survey was conducted in a sample of schools in Sweden using a questionnaire completed anonymously in school hours. A total of 5,826 students participated in the School Survey on Crime 2019.

The questions, which concern exposure to crime and participation in crime, address different types of crime. In terms of exposure to crime, the survey includes questions about different types of theft, assault, threats, robbery and sexual offences. It also studies experience of online harassment and of bullying.

In terms of participation, the survey mainly studies theft, violence (including both assault and robbery), vandalism and narcotics offences. Additionally, it studies participation in certain other criminal behaviours (such as burglary, illegal file sharing and use of a fake ID or someone else’s ID). Other types of risk behaviours are also addressed, e.g. truancy for a whole day or drinking to the point of intoxication. The reference period applied, both for exposure to crime and participation in crime, is the twelve months prior to answering the survey.

Confidence in the criminal justice system

Insecurity and concern for crime

Young people and children

Exposure to crime

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