1% of the population responsible for 63% of all violent crime convictions


According to a study available here 1% of the population is responsible for 63,2% of all violent crime convictions in Sweden.

Independent variables were gender, age of first convictions for a violent crime, nonviolent crime convictions and diagnoses for major mental disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders.

The majority of violent crimes were perpetrated by a small number of persisent violent offenders, typically males, characterized by early onset of violent criminality, substance abuse, personality abuse, and nonviolent criminality.

For reasons unkonwn ethnicity was not used as a variable despite there being ample evidence suggesting that Swedes with foreign background commit the majority of all crimes, despite only making up 27% of the population.

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