The number of rapes in Sweden went up by ten per cent last year, with sex attacks on boys up eight per cent

The number of rapes in Sweden went up by ten per cent last year, with sex attacks on boys up eight per cent, new figures have revealed.

There were a total of 7,230 rapes in 2017, according to preliminary statistics from the country’s National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

Figures also show that while sex-related attacks on girls aged under 15 fell by four per cent, they were up eight per cent for boys in the same age category.

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