Saturday, 5 November 2011

Come to Norway ... The New "Rape" and "Sex" Crime Capital of Europe



Victims of different types of violence
On the question of whether they have been subjected to violence or threats of 
violence in the last year, around 5 per cent reply that they have – and this percentage has been stable in the last 20 years. Men and women appear to have 
about the same risk of becoming a victim of violence, and it is the youngest 
ones who most often state that they have been a victim of violence or threatsof violence. Women are to a greater extent than men exposed to violence in 
intimate relationships and in their local environment. Men are more often the 
victims of violence in the evenings and weekends, by more and less unknown 
assaulters, and in public areas.
Police reports also show that the youngest age 
group of boys and girls is most vulnerable. However, in the age group 19-24, twice as many acts 
of violence are reported against men compared 
with women.
With regard to victims of reported offences, men 
make up a far larger percentage of those subjected to wounding or inflicting bodily harm (85 per 
cent) than the less serious assaults (64 per cent) 
and threats (53 per cent). Conversely, women 
are strongly over-represented among victims of 
ill-treatment within family relations (84 per cent) 
and sexual crimes (86 per cent). Almost half 
(46 per cent) of all murder victims from 1999 to 2008 were women.
Rape on the increase
During the 1980s, there was an increased public focus on sexual assaults, as 
well as a gradual increase in the number of rapes being dealt with by the legal 
system. During this decade, the number of rapes that were investigated and 
concluded almost tripled. Despite changes in the registration practice and the 
extended definition of rape in the new General Civil Penal Code of Norway of 
2000 affecting the statistics, we can state that the number of reported rapes 
has increased further: the number of reported rapes to the police in the last 
three years has more than doubled since 1993-1995. In 2008, approximately 
120 cases of attempted rape and 940 rapes were reported to the police.
Women still more afraid
Far more women than men are afraid of being subjected to violence where 
they live: in 2007, the percentage was 11, compared with 3 per cent of men. 
Younger women in particular feel anxious about being a victim of violence; 
in the age group 16-24 the figure is 15 per cent, compared with 4 per cent of 
young men. 
The fact that women, to a greater extent than men, are the victims of violence 
in their immediate surroundings, may partly explain why many more women 
than men say that they feel threatened in their local environment. The differences, however, are considerable, and the share of women who fear violence and threats is much higher than the percentage of women who are actually subjected to them. The greatest difference between the risk of being a victim and the extent of the fear can be found among the oldest women. Conversely, young men are the most frequent victims of violence but are much less worried by it.



Statistics Norway


Statistics Norway
34 Sanctions in crime cases, by group of crime and citizenship. 2009
Citizenship1Total2Economic crimeOther crime of profitCrime of violenceSexual crimeCrimes of narcoticDamage to property, crimeOther crime3
All citizenships29 7591 3587 0935 059 72412 862 8361 827
Europe, total27 6681 3246 7544 702 65611 878 7991 555
Norway24 5291 1905 5324 357 61410 713 7261 397
Denmark 2061235282 114411
Finland405136-1222
Iceland333-711921
Sweden 4292484654 2161818
Albania40-20236-9
Bulgaria311111212-4
Estonia466253-1011
France61-1421395-
Italy32-1512221
Latvia534257-1331
Serbia and Montenegro816231932118
Netherland86-8246723
Poland 44426 184614 145816
Romania 43015 3465-40519
Lithuania 4013 30024454610
Spain47132-40-1
United Kingdom 178522151 12726
Russia 14984436341710
Turkey523713418-7
Germany 1035107267111
Ukraine17-56-51-
Hungary13211-9--
Bosnia Herzegovina292810-7-2
Serbia27-133-524
Rest of Europe 11132015356113
America, total 1862543587926
United States45087029-1
Chile691337322-3
Rest of America721132152822
Asia, total 74324 139 16739 24316 115
Afganistan 1021722725634
Sri Lanka311511-626
Iraq 280755682090832
Iran9221916140-14
Pakistan6171310420-7
Vietnam33-85218--
Rest of Asia 14463235544-22
Africa, total1 0718 137 14120 60519 141
Algeria 106-2513261-5
Eritrea37-5712121
Ethiopia27-4817-7
Gambia48-51-37-5
Ghana29132-18-5
Liberia30-5211615
Libya31-12-27-1
Morocco57-14413512
Nigeria 1592752 107135
Somalia 3281356210 1801327
Rest of Africa 219433352 115228
Oceania9--1-4-4
Stateless79-911152-6
Unknown3--2-1--
1 Citizenship is specified if 25 sanctions or more.
2 Including 29 sanctions against firms.
3 Including 37 sanctions for environment crimes, of which 29 sanctions given persons with Norwegian citizenship.

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