The Local does everything it can to spin the results of the stark statistic.
Fewer rape investigations are being solved in Sweden, new stats suggest
Brå’s preliminary figures for the first six months of 2017 show that only eight percent of rapes investigated by police this year have been solved (mening 302 have been solved), down from 12 percent at the same stage a year before, when 354 were solved.
Police say they want to do more, but complain that limited resources are hampering their cause. According to Brå’s researcher on sex crimes, there are also a number of other factors that can influence the change.
“Eight percent is quite low, but it’s also worth remembering that these crimes are generally difficult to investigate. Even if police could do more to investigate these crimes in a better way, that would perhaps mean a difference of a few percent, and doing everything in the book wouldn’t necessarily mean some kind of extreme change,” Johanna Olseryd told The Local.