By Calvin at 19:02 GMT, 5 years ago
News of a recently published study into violent crime in Sweden appeared in the online Science Daily on 6 December, the findings of which might be just as important for all societies around the world.
Here’s the introduction to the article:
The majority of all violent crime in Sweden is committed by a small number of people. They are almost all male (92%) who early in life develop violent criminality, substance abuse problems, often diagnosed with personality disorders and commit a large number non-violent crimes. These are the findings of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy who have examined 2.5 million people in the Swedish criminal and population registers.
In this study, the Gothenburg researchers matched all convictions for violent crime in Sweden between 1973 and 2004 with nation-wide population register for those born between 1958 to 1980 (2.5 million).
Of the 2.5 million individuals included in the study, 4 percent were convicted of at least one violent crime, 93,642 individuals in total. Of these convicted at least once, 26 percent were re-convicted three or more times, thus resulting in 1 percent of the population (23,342 individuals) accounting for 63 percent of all violent crime convictions during the study period.
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Source Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131206111644.htm