Headlines like “Sweden is the rape capital of the world” are fake news. For several reasons:
The sexual act can be intercourse, but also other sexual acts because of coercion or other circumstances are serious offensive can lead to a person convicted of rape. Anyone who exploits someone who is asleep, unconscious, drunk or under the influence of another drug, mentally disturbed, sick or otherwise is in a particularly vulnerable situation, can also be convicted of rape.
The rape and sexual assault laws of Sweden are very broad. But the case with several years of preliminary investigation (never even charges) because of a condom failure is unique.
But the case Julian Assange is not about the crime investigation. It is Swedish foreign policy to get him to Sweden in chains and be handed over to the United States. The rape law was even modified to fit Assange case. Anyway, it gives a hint, what can be recorded as a rape in Sweden.
Prosecutor Marianne Ny is just embarrassing the Swedish legal system
by Lynn Prentice:
“They (the women) are not jurists”. You need a law degree to know whether you have been raped or not in Sweden. In the context of such double think, the question of how the Swedish authorities propose to deal with victims who neither saw themselves as such nor acted as such is easily answered: You’re not a Swedish lawyer so you wouldn’t understand anyway. The consent of both women to sex with Assange has been confirmed by prosecutors.
Unlike the majority of countries in Europe, crime data in Sweden are collected when the offence in question is first reported, at which point the classification may be unclear.
Each case of sexual violence is recorded as a separate incident in Sweden. If a woman says she has been raped by her husband every day during a month, the Swedish police may record more than 30 cases of rape. In many other countries only a single offence would be counted in such a situation
Reporting rates by victims
Willingness to report crime also affects the statistics. In countries where rape remains associated with a strong taboo and a high level of shame, women have to be brave to report such offences. In a country with higher level of gender equality women have increasingly been encouraged to report sexual assaults or rapes.
In a country, in which a police force and justice system enjoy a high level of confidence and a good reputation with the public, the crime reporting rate is higher compared with a justice system which is distrusted as ineffective or unfair.
The summary of all written above: I bet Sweden is number one in statistics to report rape and other sexual crimes.
Wikipedia: Rape in Sweden
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