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Reported rapes in Sweden up by 10 percent

File photo of a Swedish police station. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 18.Jan.2018 14:30 hrs

The number of rapes reported to authorities in Sweden increased by 10 percent in 2017, according to new preliminary figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

The figures, released on Thursday, include all incidents reported as crimes with the police, prosecution authority and other authorities tasked with investigating crimes in Sweden. They include incidents later shown not to be crimes following investigations.

In total, 1.51 million crimes were reported in Sweden during 2017, a slight increase (4,010 more) on 2016.

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