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Last year there were more than 600 rape attempts in Sweden. According to this indicator, the country ranks second in the world after South Africa.

Summary of Disinformation

Last year there were more than 600 rape attempts in Sweden. According to this indicator, the country ranks second in the world after South Africa.

Disproof

There are no statistics on attempts of rape on the website of the National Crime Prevention Center. Sweden does have 63.5 reported rape incidents per 100,000 citizens, however, this is attributable to differences in how a country reports crime. In Sweden, each case of sexual violence is reported as a separate incident, for example, if someone says they were raped by a partner every day for a fortnight, officers will record 14 potential crimes. In other countries, the claim could be logged as a single incident. The definition of rape is also broader in Sweden than it is elsewhere.
bit.ly/2msiGYT, . It is a well-known pro-Kremlin narrative about Sweden that it is a country in moral decay.

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Reported in: Issue 67
Date: 13.04.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Sweden
Keywords: Sexual harassment
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Pravda.ru
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