Sweden: Only eight percent of rapes investigated by police

Police say they want to do more, but complain that limited resources are hampering their cause. According to Brå‘s researcher on sex crimes, there are also a number of other factors that can influence the change.

“Eight percent is quite low, but it’s also worth remembering that these crimes are generally difficult to investigate. Even if police could do more to investigate these crimes in a better way, that would perhaps mean a difference of a few percent, and doing everything in the book wouldn’t necessarily mean some kind of extreme change,” Johanna Olseryd told The Local.

“We might be called racists and that’s unacceptable. It is better for our women to be raped than be accused of racism.”

I, um, might have made up that last bit.

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