Discrimination law gives “poor yield”

The Swedish Public Prosecutions Authority in Malmö has investigated how hate crimes were handled by the police and prosecutors last year.

Of 137 cases of suspected illegal discrimination only four led to a prosecution. In 59 cases there was no inquiry and in 73 cases the inquiry was closed.

Of the four cases which were brought to court only one resulted in a guilty verdict, reported Sydsvenskan.

Chief prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem said that “the yield is poor” when it comes to judicial measures against illegal discrimination.