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Perceived and actual causes of violent deaths in Sweden 2018

The statistic displays the results of a survey question conducted by Ipsos, concerning perceived and actual causes of violent deaths in Sweden in 2018. Close to a third of the respondents believed that the most common cause of death through interpersonal violence was by firearms. The actual percentage of people dying by firearms, however, was significantly lower, at 18 percent. The most common cause of interpersonal death in Sweden was neither by firearms nor by knives, but by other types of violence.

Perceived and actual main causes of violent deaths in Sweden in 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

500 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was: "Thinking about people who are killed by other people, in [country] in 2015, do you think more people were killed by firearms, sharp objects such as knives or other physical violence? Choose the one option you think resulted in the most deaths."

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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