English summary of Brå report 2019:1
This summary presents the overall results of the Swedish Crime Survey (SCS) for 2018. The results of the report are summarised and broken down into the following areas of enquiry: victimisation, fear of crime, confidence in the criminal justice system, and crime victims’ contacts with the criminal justice system.
Of the 200,000 people who were included in the sample for the Swedish Crime Survey 2018, approximately 74,000 people participated. The method for the Swedish Crime Survey was revised in 2017, as the collection procedure was changed from mainly telephone interviews to postal questionnaires or Internet questionnaires, and that the selection was expanded and some of the questions were reformulated.
Since a main purpose of the Swedish Crime Survey is to be able to make comparisons over time, a method has been developed to enable the results for the period 2007–2016 to be compared with 2017–2018. All the descriptions of the development over time for the results described in the report are thus probably unaffected by the method change. This is important to emphasize, since the purpose of the study is to study the development over time and to compare different groups in the population, rather than estimating exact levels. Read more about this in the 2018 Swedish Crime Survey, technical report (Brå 2019).
© Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention 2019
Authors: Maria Söderström, Sofie Lifvin and Johanna Viberg