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Due to migration, the number of rapes in Sweden has increased by 1000% in two years

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From 2015, when the migration wave began, the number of rapes in Sweden increased by 1000%. The mainstream media is silent about it.

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According to Swedish authorities, the number of reported rapes since 2015 is up by 1,4% - a far cry from 1000% as claimed in the article. So, the number of reported rapes in Sweden has risen. But the definition of rape has broadened over time, which makes it difficult to compare the figures. It is also misleading to compare the figures with other countries, as many acts that are considered rape under Swedish law are not considered rape in many other countries.
For example: If a woman in Sweden reports that she has been raped by her husband every night for a year, that is counted as 365 separate offences; in most other countries this would be registered as a single offence, or would not be registered as an offence at all.
Willingness to report such offences also differs dramatically between countries. A culture in which these crimes are talked about openly, and victims are not blamed, will also have more cases reported. Sweden has made a conscious effort to encourage women to report any offence
http://www.government.se/articles/2017/02/facts-about-migration-and-crime-in-sweden/, http://www.notisum.se/rnp/sls/lag/19620700.htm#K6, https://www.bra.se/brott-och-statistik/statistik-utifran-brottstyper/valdtakt-och-sexualbrott.html

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Reported in: Issue 92
Date: 09.12.2017
Language: Czech
Country of Origin: Sweden
Reported by: European Values
Keywords: Refugees, Migration crisis
Disinforming outlet: ac24.cz
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