Kvinnoregistret, Mats Löfving
Mats Löfving and the police's registry of abused women. Photo: TT/SR

Stockholm police chief: intention of the registry was good

Stockholm Police Chief Commissioner Mats Löfving responded to criticism over the police's registry of abused women, which Swedish Radio News revealed on Tuesday, admitting that he saw three problems with it:

The registry seems as if it hasn't been authorized in recent years, it hasn't been culled according to the rules, and it contains sensitive information about people that can be hard to justify.

Löfving, who said he did not know about the registry, added that while the intent behind the registry was good, it had turned into something else over the years with quite sweeping judgments made of individuals. 

He also said that the registry was conducted in collaboration with researchers for the purpose of getting better at taking care of women who are victims of crimes and also getting better at trying to foresee the risks.


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