The presentation of processing decision types on the basis of motive and type of crime provides more detailed knowledge about the legal system's treatment of hate crime. This report is an examination of processing decision types for those reported offences for which the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) has identified as featuring a hate crime motive during the years 2013-2016 and 2018.
Exposure to crime
Increase in number of reported offences with no suspect
The number of reported offences with no suspect increased from just over 4,200 in 2013 to just over 5,700 in 2018. The number of reported crimes with a suspect, however, remained at a stable level throughout the entire period (around 1,300 crimes per year).
Author: Anna Gavell Frenzel, Johanna Viberg, Nina Forselius and Sara Westerberg
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