To what extent do you trust the police in how they handle their duties?
Survey on trust in the police in Sweden 2016
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the level of trust in the police in Sweden in 2016. During the survey period, 7 percent of Swedish respondents stated to have a very high trust in how the police handles their duties. All in all, 40 percent have trusted the Swedish Police, whereas 36 percent of individuals interviewed have a little or a very little trust in the authority.
According to a different survey, only 15 percent of respondents considered the Swedish Police to be doing a very or a fairly good job with regard to solve crimes and more than the half of them stated that the police is doing a bad job.
To what extent do you trust the police in how they handle their duties?
Share of respondents
Very high trust7%
High trust33%
Neither trust nor distrust23%
Little trust24%
Very little trust12%
Unsure/don't know1%
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Sources

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

December 2016

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

December 2, 2016 to December 12, 2016

Number of respondents

1,023 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Har du stort eller litet förtroende för hur polisen sköter sina uppgifter?"

Survey on trust in the police in Sweden 2016
This statistic shows the results of a survey on the level of trust in the police in Sweden in 2016. During the survey period, 7 percent of Swedish respondents stated to have a very high trust in how the police handles their duties. All in all, 40 percent have trusted the Swedish Police, whereas 36 percent of individuals interviewed have a little or a very little trust in the authority.
According to a different survey, only 15 percent of respondents considered the Swedish Police to be doing a very or a fairly good job with regard to solve crimes and more than the half of them stated that the police is doing a bad job.
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