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Fewer Swedes report being victims of crime last year, survey finds

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  • The number of people who say they were victims of crime last year fell compared to the year before, a new survey found.
  • An annual survey by the National Council for Crime Prevention reports that 20.2 percent of the population said they were victims of crime last year, down from 22.6 percent in 2019.
  • Researchers say it's hard to know exactly what caused the downturn but that the pandemic likely played a role by keeping people apart and at home more.