Sweden to Hire Hundreds of New Police Officers Amidst Rising Sexual Violence
Excerpt: The initiative is expected to cost around 304 million SEK (£25,467,600/$32,131,280) with some of the money also going to the National Forensic Centre to invest in officer education on sexual offences. According to a report from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) released in January, the number of rape reports increased by eight per cent in 2018, while the number of offences in which children were victims increased by 13 per cent, with there being a 33 per cent increase in the number of rape cases over the last decade. The link between mass migration and sex attacks has been a hotly contested subject in Sweden with the government last releasing figures on the issue in 2005. In April, Brå announced that due to public demand, they would be conducting new research into the issue of migration and crime with a tentative release date of 2021 for the report.