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Child crime victims not given medical check-ups

Few children that may be victims of sexual abuse or violence are given medical examinations, even if the suspected crime is reported to the police.

According to Swedish Radio News, that can mean that cases do not end up in court, due to a lack of evidence.

Figures from the Crime Prevention Council indicate that over 14,000 sexual or violent crimes against children were reported to the police last year, but figures from the Board of Forensic Medicine show that only 450 medical investigations were carried out.

Åsa Landberg, a psychologist at Save the Children Sweden, calls the figures "terrible".

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