Administration of Justice

Crime among Persons born in Sweden and Other Countries

This presents a picture of reported crime among immigrants.

Crime Statistics

This presents Swedish statistics including reported offences, cleared-up offences, persons suspected of offences, persons found guilty of offences, prison and probation service, and recidivism.

Statistical Yearbook of Sweden

The Statistical Yearbook of Sweden gives you an unbiased and detailed picture of the entire Swedish society in the form of texts, tables, graphs and maps. Besides providing you with knowledge, it arouses questions and tickles the imagination. In short, this is the book for those who want to keep tabs on the Swedish society.

Statistics Sweden

Includes welfare, labor, and population statistics, as well as other economic and social indicators.

Swedish Crime Barometer

The Swedish Crime Barometer shows the total accumulated number of reported crimes, as well as various selected crime categories and the percentage change compared to the previous year. The Swedish Crime Barometer is updated every month.

The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention

"The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention works to reduce crime and improve levels of safety in society by producing data and disseminating knowledge on crime and crime prevention work. The Council also produces Sweden’s official crime statistics, evaluates reforms, conducts research to develop new knowledge and provides support to local crime prevention work."

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Sweden

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Sweden. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Basic Facts

Presents information and statistics about the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

Foreign Prisoners in European Penitentiary Institutions

Presents information on foreign prisoners in the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service - Basic Facts, 2008

Presents information on in the Swedish Prison and Probation Service for the year 2008.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Sweden. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalisation of corruption and transparency of party funding.

Drugs & Alcohol

Centralforbundet for alkohol och narkotikaupplysning
(Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs)

CAN's mission is to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse through the provision of facts, documentation and information. It aims to circulate objective information, serving people and organizations involved in drug prevention work. For this purpose CAN produces information resources, runs a library service and arranges training courses, seminars and conferences. CAN also monitors trends in the drug use and abuse, carrying out its own surveys and studies such as annual surveys on drug use among students and military conscripts. It is also compiling and summarizing survey findings, statistics and other data sourced from external researchers. CAN provides a link between research and the community.  This web site includes fact sheets on national trends in the use of a number of illicit drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco. More extensive information in Swedish includes Frequently Asked Questions about drugs, fact sheets on different types of drugs, details about the CAN library and upcoming seminars, and links to other sites of interest in Sweden.

European Centre for Monitoring Drugs and Drug Addiction (ECMDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Sweden. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Narcotic Drugs Statistics

This presents a picture of drug affluence for 2004 and compares them with previous year.

Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

These are summary reports to the police of crimes motivated by xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and homophobia.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Sweden
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Sweden

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Sweden, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Human Trafficking

Trafficking in human beings for sexual and other purposes

This report is the National Criminal Investigation Department's ninth situation report on trafficking in human beings for sexual and other purposes contains an account of the work done by the police to combat trafficking in human beings. It also contains an explanation of how this can be prevented and suppressed, and also an account of current legislation in this area and its application.

Juvenile Justice

Serious Violence at School
This summary report offers analysis In the light of the shooting outrage at Jokela School, in Finland, in 2007, in which eight people were shot to death, and following on from other serious violent offences at schools, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) was instructed by the Department of Education to conduct an investigation into serious violent crime at Swedish schools. The focus of the National Council's report is therefore directed at violence that commonly results in physical injury. The Swedish Government has instructed a number of other agencies to disseminate knowledge on programmes to combat bullying and other forms of humiliating treatment. The Government instructed the National Council for Crime Prevention to address the following three areas: a quantitative examination of serious school violence, international experiences of preventing serious school violence, and Swedish schools’ view of serious school violence.

Youths and Crime in the Swedish Counties 1995 - 2005
Presents results from six self-report studies among Swedish year nine pupils.

Law & the Courts

DOMSTOLSSTATISTIK (Court Statistics Official Statistics of Sweden)

The reports provides information of caseloads of each level of Swedish courts (in Swedish).

Victims of Crime

Homicide in Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden

"This report contains a comparative, descriptive analysis of the 1,577 homicide cases committed in Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands during the years 2003-2006. Differences and similarities have been studied with regards to rates and structural characteristics, giving answers to the questions of where, when and how homicide takes place as well as who the victims and perpetrators are.

The Swedish Crime Survey

Presents information about victimization, fear of crime and public confidence in the Swedish criminal Justice system.