Perceptions of identity theft as a crime in Sweden 2018

Most of the Swedish respondents to a survey conducted in 2018, perceived identity theft as a very serious crime (85 percent). One percent of the Danes found it to be a minor crime and none of the respondents did not find it to be a crime at all.

Perceptions of identity theft* as a crime in Sweden in 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

October-November 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

internet user

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"Please tell me, for each of the following situations, if you think it is a very serious crime, a fairly serious crime, a minor crime or not a crime at all? Identity theft"

Multiple answers were possible.

*Number of all respondents from 28 countries.

*The source adds the following information: Identity theft (somebody stealing your personal data and impersonating you)

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