After a long period of decline in gun homicides, this type of homicide started to increase in Sweden from 2005 and has since continued to rise. At the same time, rates of homicide by other means have declined. In many other countries in Europe, there has been a decline in both gun homicide and homicide by other means. These results are presented in a new report from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå), which compares gun homicide across Europe since the turn of the millennium.
See the presentation by Stina Holmberg, researcher and co-author of the review of the changes in 2018 to the legal rules concerning rape.
Rape is a serious crime that concerns many women. This concern may be further aggravated by reports that Sweden ranks highly against other countries when it comes to the number of reported rapes, for example in the EU’s crime statistics, a matter about which Brå regularly receives questions.
Due to the current situation in relation to the outbreak of Covid-19, the 2020 Stockholm Criminology Symposium and the Stockholm Prize in Criminology Award Ceremony will not be held in June as planned.
The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world's most prestigious award in the field of criminology. The 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology lauds Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and Peter Reuter (USA) for their breakthroughs in evidence and policy development on drug abuse.
The 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology celebrates Professor Herman Goldstein’s global impact on the improvement of policing.
For all of you who couldn't make it to Stockholm this year, many of the seminars from the Symposium have been filmed.
Travis W. Hirschi, Cathy Spatz Widom and Per-Olof Wikström will receive the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology.
Criminology prize winners Ronald V. Clarke and Patricia Mayhew are pioneers of situational crime prevention.