58% of convicted rapists in Sweden over the past 5 years born abroad, according to Swedish national TV

Sweden rape: Most convicted attackers foreign-born, says TV

About 58% of men convicted in Sweden of rape and attempted rape over the past five years were born abroad, according to data from Swedish national TV.

Public broadcaster SVT said it had counted all court convictions to present a complete picture in Sweden.

But Sweden had thousands more reported rapes, and there is no ethnic breakdown for those.

Immigration and crime are major issues in Sweden’s general election campaign. The vote is on 9 September.

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