Some 905,000 crimes were reported to law enforcement agencies between January and September, according to Brå’s preliminary statistics. The figures represent a fall of 2 percent compared with the same period last year.
Thefts and misappropriations, which account for nearly half of reported crime, fell by 8 percent.
Over 59,000 violent crimes were reported during the period, six percent more than during the same period last year. The number of reported assaults has increased markedly.