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Prevalence of stops by police because of ethnicity in selected Nordic countries 2016

This statistic displays the prevalence of people of African descent being stopped by police because of their ethnicity within the last 12 months before the survey period in selected Nordic countries from 2015 to 2016. According to the results of the survey, ten percent of people of African descent in Finland experienced being stopped by the police because of racial profiling. The corresponding figure for people of African descent in Sweden was seven percent.

Have you been stopped by the police in the last five years because of your ethnicity?

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Denmark, Finland, Sweden

Survey time period

2015 to 2016*

Number of respondents

5803 respondents**

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"In the past five years in [COUNTRY] (or since you have been in [COUNTRY]), have you ever been stopped, searched or questioned by the police?"

* The survey was conducted in Finland from November 2, 2015 to August 9, 2016; in Denmark from October 24, 2015 to March 14, 2016; and in Sweden November 2, 2015 to March 30, 2016.

**The sample size in Finland was 502 respondents, in Denmark 1,085 respondents, and in Sweden 1,098 respondents.

According to the source, the results of the survey have been weighted.

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