Arraigned rape suspect

Sweden Tops Rape Statistics

A new study shows that Sweden has the highest rate of reported rape cases within the European Union. Researchers from eleven EU-member countries found that Swedish police file more than 5,000 rape charges annually. Only a limited number of cases lead to convictions.

Justice minister Beatrice Ask said she would have to review possibilities to improve the situation, both to prevent rapes and to bring rapists to justice. (KH)

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