Increase in Homophobic Hate Crimes
The Swedish police say hate crimes are on the increase here, especially those aimed at homosexuals.
According to the latest annual report on criminality linked to national security, the number of complaints of homophobic crimes increased last year by 117 percent. This continues a trend going back 5 years.
The police say the increase in anti-homosexual crimes is greater than those with anti-Semitic or anti-immigrant motives.