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Change in crime rate in Sweden 2019, by type of crime

In 2019, around 1.5 million crimes were committed in Sweden. The number of crimes increased from 2013 onwards. The largest change in crime rate in 2019 was for property damage crimes, which increased by eight percent compared to the previous year.

Distribution of crimes

      Property damage crime had the highest change in crime rate, but accounted only for 13 percent of all reported crimes in 2019, which was the fourth largest share. The most common crime was theft crime, which accounted for 28 percent of all crimes, but decreased by two percent compared to the previous year. Crimes against people was the second largest type of crime, which accounted for 19 percent of all crimes.  

Number of reported cyber crimes

   The largest and still increasing share of fraud crimes are cyber frauds. In 2018, around 260 thousand fraud crimes were reported, and little over 135 thousand of the total reported frauds were computer frauds. Around 27 thousand of the total frauds were internet frauds.

Change in crime rate in Sweden in 2019, by type of crime

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Change rate is derived from comparison to crime numbers in 2016.
Source adds the following information: "Changes in percentages are reported according to rounded figures. For example, an increase of 0.1% is reported as no change."

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