Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard, Gatestone Institute, February 14, 2015

In 1975, the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the former homogeneous Sweden into a multicultural country. Forty years later the dramatic consequences of this experiment emerge: violent crime has increased by 300%.

If one looks at the number of rapes, however, the increase is even worse. In 1975, 421 rapes were reported to the police; in 2014, it was 6,620. That is an increase of 1,472%.

Sweden is now number two on the global list of rape countries. According to a survey from 2010, Sweden, with 53.2 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, is surpassed only by tiny Lesotho in Southern Africa, with 91.6 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to figures published by The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet; known as Brå)–an agency under the Ministry of Justice–29,000 Swedish women, during 2011, reported that they had been raped (which seems to indicate that less than 25% of the rapes are reported to the police).

Strange explanations

Rather than doing something about the problem of violence and rape, Swedish politicians, public authorities and media do their best to explain away the facts. Here are some of their explanations:

  • Swedes have become more prone to report crime.
  • The law has been changed so that more sexual offences are now classed as rape.
  • Swedish men cannot handle increased equality between the sexes and react with violence against women (perhaps the most fanciful excuse).

A long-held feminist myth is that the most dangerous place for a woman is her own home–that most rapes are committed by someone she knows. This claim was refuted by Brå‘s report:

“In 58% of cases, the perpetrator was entirely unknown by the victim. In 29% of cases the perpetrator was an acquaintance, and in 13% of cases the perpetrator was a person close to the victim.”

Brå reports that there are no major differences between women of Swedish and foreign background when it comes to the risk of being raped. Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists.

Without parallel

Back in 1975, the year when politicians decided that Sweden was to become multicultural, the Swedish population stood at 8,208,442. By 2014 it had grown to 9,743,087–an increase of 18.7%. This growth is entirely due to immigration, as Swedish women on average give birth to 1.92 children compared to the 2.24 average of immigrant women. One should, however, keep in mind that in the statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.

Sweden’s recent population growth is without parallel. Never before in the country’s history has the number of inhabitants increased so fast. Sweden is now the fastest growing country in Europe.

Over the past 10-15 years, immigrants have mainly come from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Might this mass influx explain Sweden’s rape explosion? It is difficult to give a precise answer, because Swedish law forbids registration based on people’s ancestry or religion. One possible explanation is that, on average, people from the Middle East have a vastly different view of women and sex than Scandinavians have. And despite the attempts by the Swedish establishment to convince the population that everyone setting foot on Swedish soil becomes exactly like those who have lived here for dozens of generations, facts point in an altogether different direction.

The latest statistical survey of immigrant criminality compared to that of Swedes was done in 2005. The results are practically never mentioned. Not only that; anyone who dares refer to them, for example on social media, is viciously attacked.

Denigration of ethnic groups

Michael Hess, a local politician from Sweden Democrat Party, encouraged Swedish journalists to get acquainted with Islam’s view of women, in connection with the many rapes that took place in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the “Arab Spring”. Hess wrote, “When will you journalists realize that it is deeply rooted in Islam’s culture to rape and brutalize women who refuse to comply with Islamic teachings. There is a strong connection between rapes in Sweden and the number of immigrants from MENA-countries [Middle East and North Africa].”

This remark led to Michael Hess being charged with “denigration of ethnic groups” [hets mot folkgrupp], a crime in Sweden. In May last year, he was handed a suspended jail sentence and a fine–the suspension was due to the fact that he had no prior convictions. The verdict has been appealed to a higher court.

For many years, Michael Hess lived in Muslim countries, and he is well acquainted with Islam and its view of women. During his trial, he provided evidence of how sharia law deals with rape, and statistics to indicate that Muslims are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of rape in Sweden. However, the court decided that facts were irrelevant:

The Court [Tingsrätten] notes that the question of whether or not Michael Hess’s pronouncement is true, or appeared to be true to Michael Hess, has no bearing on the case. Michael Hess’s statement must be judged based on its timing and context. … At the time of the offense, Michael Hess referred neither to established research nor to Islamic sources. It was only in connection with his indictment that Michael Hess tried to find support in research and religious writings. The Court therefore notes that Michael Hess’s pronouncement was obviously not a part of any reasoned [saklig] or trustworthy [vederhäftig] discussion. Michael Hess’s pronouncement must therefore be viewed as an expression of disdain for immigrants with an Islamic faith.



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  • anony

    It’s time for the Swedes to change their government.

    • Susannah

      Absolutely, before their government completely changes its people.

    • Tony Murphy

      Well they get that opportunity regularly and more less keep electing the same people. Although there is a definite swing to the Right.

    • archer

      With a rope.

    • John Smith

      Olof Palme was a model for how.

    • Arit Sen

      The Swedes have to act fast. The Swedish government (socialists) are importing more than 100 000 new voters every year. So time is running out – fast.

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    I guess liberals can now claim that Sweden has become a “culturally enriched” multi-ethnic utopia thanks to the massive importation of vibrants from third world countries.

    • TrueNorthFree

      Yes, the same vibrant “cultural enrichment” happened to thousands of white English schoolgirls in Rotherham and local white officials refused to act against the Pakistani Muslim rapists because they did not want to appear “racist”.

      • Oil Can Harry

        When Nick Griffin warned the UK public about Rotherham he was arrested for hate speech- just like Mr. Hess in Sweden.

        • TrueNorthFree

          OMG I didn’t know about that. I just Googled it and there is an article in the Guardian from 2014. I suspect that the ruling elites who are managing the white genocide master plan are a wee bit concerned about Rotherham. I know that Rotherham is what finally woke me up our of decades of anti-white brainwashing.

          • Singingbird1

            Yet Rotherham returned a labour M.P. as did the surrounding constituencies.It is hard to believe.

          • TrueNorthFree

            I believe the population of that particular area is very much made up of immigrants.

          • Worse than that, they returned her with the same percentage of the vote they gave her in the byelection three years ago. The UKIP candidate got 30%, but three years ago, UKIP+BNP got 30%. So, no change, in spite of everyone knowing.

          • Singingbird1

            It does my head in.I was bitterly disappointed about UKIP getting only one M.P. When I looked at the map showing the General Election results, those areas of red showing Labour’s strongholds looked like clusters of cancer to me.They made me feel sick. I am from a Labour dominated town on the North Yorks/Durham border area and I am planning to move away from where I was born to get away from labour and immigrants.I really can’t understand white people who vote Labour as I saw the light years ago when things were much better than they are now.
            Still, the General Election got rid of the Lib Dems and diminished Labour and saw off some other lefty politicians so it could be a lot worse.

          • UKIP finished in 2nd place in more than 120 constituencies, among those, they were about evenly matched between constituencies that the Tories won and Labour won, meaning that the day is gone that UKIP merely bottom feeds off the Tories. In fact, if you back out London’s 73 constituencies, and London will never be good UKIP territory (*), UKIP finished in 2nd place in more than a fourth of the constituencies in England and Wales.

            (*) – Because London’s Labour constituencies are where London’s non-whites live, and London’s Tory constituencies and their Tory voters benefit from European continental integration and globalism and mass immigration, akin to establishment Republicans in the United States.

          • Singingbird1

            Let us hope that Labour further deteriorates and UKIP win more people over.But as I read elsewhere, the Tories may indeed swing to the right because they are aware of the UKIP threat due to what you said in your post, so they will have to do something positive to win voters back.And also because they got rid of the Lib Dems.
            I think that what clinched it for David Cameron was the economy as people were probably scared that UKIP didn’t have the necessary experience to improve the economy.

          • I know there was a lot of swing from LD to UKIP in the south west and that swung a fair number of LD constituencies to Tory.

    • Light from the East

      The current Swedish government is just like Marxist communist. They are lying to its people by claiming how good the current system is, living in a empty dream. They control the Swedish media. They don’t let Swedish conservatives to have a fair stance in election. Majority Swedish people are brainwashed but insist they are right no matter what kind of truth is exposed to them. They are dishonest and nontransparent when it comes to a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, background, etc. Can we just call Sweden a “mind-corrupted” country?

  • Rhialto

    The fact that the powerful Swedish Feminists tolerate Muslim rapage indicates that the destruction of White men and Western civilization is more important to them than the welfare of women.

    • Deacon Blue

      DING! DING! DING! And what do we have for our winner?

      • LeonNJ

        Winner winner chicken curry dinner!

    • TrueNorthFree

      It was Red Ice radio (a Swedish podcast) that woke me up out of decades of die-versity brainwashing.

    • Magician

      I see a firm determination to prove that “We are not a racist” in Sweden’s asylum policies.

      Another unfortunate fact is, Sweden basically gives every refugee “permanent residency” or Swedish citizenship as soon as they land in Sweden. Sweden should at least give them expiring visas which can be extended, if the civil wars continue back in their own home country.

      • John Smith

        I’d say “f— them” to any non-white refugees. Why do so many white countries insist upon doing this with minorities?

    • John Smith

      They’re going after Julian Assange, but not Habib, Ahmed and Usama.

    • I started a 4 part series about this issue.

      a) 5000 rapes per year could have been avoided. If Muslims and Blacks had not been invited

      b) small towns who so far avoided immigrants are now FORCED to accept them and will be enriched with rape culture too. This could still be avoided.

      c) feminists don’t care about violent immigrant gang rapes. But they care about all kind of consensual rapes, like “my husband raped me 4 years ago but I only complain now because we are in divorce proceedings”, or “I invited the boy to have sex with me but I was drunk and thus it is rape”.

      Swedish Rape Epidemic avoidable. Feminists’ silence deafening. (Part 1)

      human-stupidity com/equality4/diversity4/swedish-rape-epidemic-avoidable-feminists-silence-deafening-part-1

  • MekongDelta69

    “In 1975, the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the former homogeneous Sweden into a multicultural country.”

    And that’s exactly when Sweden (and all of Scandanavia) died…

    • EuropeanIdentity33

      Well that was the worst mistake Sweden as a country has ever made.

    • Ella

      Yes, the Scandinavians have unilateral agreements (like Schengen zone) for work and residency so that these “new” Swedes are more prone to spill over into other Nordic countries.

  • DaveMed

    It’s a blessing that the US has not yet descended to Swedish-level depths of political correctness in that the FBI still provides racial statistics on violent crime.

    Of course, the statistics are significantly doctored (as JT has pointed out), but they’re better than nothing.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      When they classify Hispanic perps as White, they might as well not be reporting the stats at all.

      • EuropeanIdentity33

        I would imagine since “Hispanics” in the U.S. are such a mixed group it is difficult to classify them as a race.

        • Ella

          Many Hispanics (not all) in the US are Mexicans, whereas less than 6% are truly Spanish descent. Most Mexican and Central American immigrants are really Indians. Cubans tend to differ.

          • John Smith

            Cubans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans have a lot of negro ancestry present, though not always.

    • Andrew Flanders

      Slightly skewed statistics.

  • superlloyd

    Sweden has the dumbest government and most PC climate of any country in Europe. They are determined to gloss over their own cultural genocide at the hands of muslim and African garbage. Eject these traitors now.

  • listenupbub

    Muslims in America, we are told, are better.

    A friend of mine who is a nurse knows different. She says the muslim men who come to the hospital to visit family members are aggressively sexual with her. She refuses to take care of middle easterners now.

    • newscomments70

      She will be fired and sued, unfortunately.

      • Tony Murphy


      • listenupbub

        I hope not. The hospital deals with crap just as bad from the medicaid consumers (cough cough blacks) all the time, and they understand how hard nurses have it. The wildcard is the newly hired diversity officers in hospitals that are getting so popular under Obama- a.k.a. make work jobs for blacks like Michelle Obama. They could raise a stink.

        Here on the internet we forget just how miserable real people in America are to deal with. We joke about it, but we forget that 80% of whites who deal with blacks are race-realists, and the only ones who are not realists are the upper-class whites who stay away from blacks enough to not have their delusions shattered, and the mentally ill wiggers.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Why don’t the Swedes ask Elin Krantz what she thinks of African immigration? Do they even remember her? Did they ever know in the first place?

    • Jason Lewis

      The thing I hate knowing is that, because of society, she probably thought men like us are the evil ones.

      • Jason Lewis

        I take back my “probably”. I just looked her up. She was part of the Facebook page called “We Like Diversity”.

        • Diverse you want it, diverse it gets.

        • Dr. Rieux

          Suicide by negro.


            More like assisted suicide by negro. After all the Swedish government provided the negro.

          • Jason Lewis

            She got Specter’d


          “She was part of the Facebook page called “We Like Diversity” – And as we can see, “Diversity Liked Her”.

        • Quido

          Here is a Swedish champion of deversity of the fifties May Brit

        • John Smith

          She got it, in Spades.


        “she probably thought men like us are the evil ones” – Well we are white, and it’s perfectly fine to demonize white men in Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Britain, the rest of Europe, Australia and America. So while she more than likely never heard a bad word spoken of those who would eventually beat, abuse, rape, torture and murder her. She probably had a certain level of disdain for her white Swedish men. After all the government told her that white Swedish men are the ones responsible for the 1,472% increase in brutal rapes of Swedish women. Which is only a coincidence that the sky rocketing number of rapes perfectly coincide with the government’s 1975 decision to hit the self destruct button, and open the Swedish Nation up to 3rd world invasion.

        • TrueNorthFree

          Muslim men mass raped thousands of white English schoolgirls in Rotherham England for years and local officials refused to stop the rapes because officials were afraid of appearing racist.


            Ah yes, “Diversity”, it’s a strength don’t you know?

          • TrueNorthFree

            Die-versity is just another name for white genocide.

          • Rick O’Shay

            Please! You know as well as I do that Rotherham was the work of blonde haired, blue eyed Swedish men who snuck into England and framed innocent Muslims for it.

          • TrueNorthFree

            Yes, every time Muslims do something horrific, cultural marxist social justice warriors always find a way to blame whites for it. I am starting to believe that cultural marxism is a mental illness.

          • Cid Campeador

            It’s time to start either deportation or extermination of them and those who sponsored them.

          • LackawannaErie

            That would contradict what you said in another comment.

  • newscomments70

    The liberals who brought us this rape are accessories to these crimes. They have to be dealt with in a severe manner. It’s not enough to simply disagree with them or vote against them.

  • David Ashton

    Selling “sex” is not illegal in Sweden but “paying for it” is!! So why pay?

    • Reynardine

      If casual sex is easy and free, there’s not much wrong in forcing yourself on someone sexually.

  • Simonetta

    Comedian Denis Leary once said that Michael Jackson’s family wasn’t like the rest of us: they gave each other new heads for Christmas.

    Time for the Swedes to trade in all their pretty pointed little blonde heads for some new ones that actually work.

    They bring in hundreds of thousands of young men to their country who believe that some Allah thing put them on earth to rape women who aren’t dressed head to toe in a dirty old sheet. Then they pass laws stating that any and all sexual activity between men and women is legally rape unless both parties agree in advance that it is isn’t with a notarized government form.

    Then ‘surprise! surprise!’ they find that their reported rape numbers go up 1000% in 30 years!

    • LHathaway

      Colin Faherty pointed out that in some large cities when black women are sexually assualted in some manner by black men sometimes it doesn’t get reported, to keep the hands of the justice system off of one more black male, he surmises. These White women are sometimes crying ‘rape’ because doing so is part of a good cause. Really, we need a nation just for White men.

      • Xanthippe2

        Guess you’ve invented an artificial womb then. Or more likely, you don’t give a damn about society only yourself.

        • LHathaway

          You sarcasm won’t work on me. Neither will any attempted shaming. Sorry.

          • Xanthippe2

            That’s fine: a good thing actually. But what about commonsense? You would die out like the Shakers. The only difference is depending on your “personal lifestyle choice” you wouldn’t have to be celibate.

          • LHathaway

            Ouch. Not the gay jokes. . . At least you win points for subtlety on this one.

      • TrueNorthFree

        not really, each person needs to heal their own emotional baggage and then do their best to get along.

    • It is part of feminist and PC propaganda: violent forcible rape is the same as “i-was-tipsy-and-my-enthusiastic-consent-was-invalid-rape”. Or Assanges ‘broken condom rape’. It certainly confuses issues.

      There are two very different types of rape increasing in Sweden.

      human-stupidity com/stupid-dogma/social-rules-habits/manipulate-language/rape-is-rape-is-rape-is-a-lie-joe-biden-20-different-types-of-rape

      Still, there seems to be a strong tendency for forcible violent rape to be perpetrated by immigrants.

  • AmericanCitizen

    White Americans should look to Sweden to see our future. Getting bred out of existence in our own country with the full support and backing of the Federal Government. Open your mouth about it and prepare for severe consequences.

    Isn’t diversity such a wonderous concept?

  • Dr. Rieux

    A tip of the fedora to “Swede” Barbara Spectre-Lerner for her role in setting Sweden on the road to third-world status. Here’s hoping one day she’s “culturally enriched” by a dozen or so of her lustful pets some night in a dark alley.

    • LackawannaErie

      Some of the people around here are trying to tell us that Barbara Spectre-Lerner and her ilk are not a problem.

  • LHathaway

    “Government refuses to recognize the role of immigrants”

    That would be racist, but to base your entire society on the idea that White people have caused all problems in history, and for their continuation in the present – that’s just being sensitive and promoting education.

  • journey

    You will like “diversity” even if it kills and mains you!

  • carriewhite64

    This report is truly shocking.

  • InitialSegment

    One day, the Swedes will remember that they are heirs to the Vikings and Charles X, and all of this nonsense will come to an abrupt halt.

    We can hope.

  • WR_the_realist

    Face reality folks. A country as politically correct as Sweden deserves to die, and will.

    It is long past saving.

    • LHathaway

      Perhaps Batman will arrive and save Sweden . . .

    • Cid Campeador

      Don’t you think that the young kids deserve to dead as well?
      Perhaps Sweden needs the rise of a Hitler type who will clear Sweden of its Subhuman cockroaches.

      • LackawannaErie

        Rich Jewish men were raping young German women working as domestic servants. That was a big issue in Germany during the Weimar era and very much part of the public/media discussion during that time. They were also promoting communism and every other anti-white ideology, exactly like they do in America today.

    • LackawannaErie

      Sweden is in far better demographic shape than the US and there is far more resistance to the anti-white agenda there than there is here.

      What is wrong with these white Americans who keep popping up here to spew hate and wish destruction on European nations? These people are not pro-white and need to be confronted.

  • TrueNorthFree

    So, when a Swede who has lived in Islamic countries, makes a true “expression of disdain for immigrants with an Islamic faith” he is charged with breaking a law.

    Reading insane stuff like this gets me so fired up and it gives me strength to keep learning and studying and spreading the memes about white genocide. The very simple fact is that jihadi Islam is a cancer that is being encouraged to spread in our white ancestral homelands. But apparently in Sweden, it is literally against the law to say that.

    I spent many hours today listening to a “podcast designed to train people in how to tackle anti-Whites with practical politics” on the White Genocide Project website.

    I believe in the strength and intelligence of my fellow whites and I believe we can grow a grassroots movement to seed the memes about white genocide in our white ancestral homelands.

    • John Smith

      Truth doe not matter to Leftists.

  • MBlanc46

    National suicide. And we’re following them.

    • TrueNorthFree

      This is why whites need to join the growing grassroots initiatives to fight white genocide.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Sometimes we need protecting from ourselves. Whites use to be the way they were for a reason. Nonwhites are walking “time machines” to the past.

  • Hammerheart

    At this point, you get what you deserve. So long, Sweden.

  • EuropeanIdentity33

    Swedes are an enigma to me, such a large percentage of their population want themselves to be brutalized and exterminated, sigh it’s so frustrating to read about Sweden most of the time. But still we need to bear in mind that in Sweden there is a significant resistance against Islam and multi-culturalism and god bless them.

  • RyanP

    “”Swedish men cannot handle increased equality between the sexes and react with violence against women” That is the stupidest argument I have heard in a long time. The people who come up with this kind of garbage have dysfunctional brains.

    • Ella

      They have plush jobs in big universities.

  • Augustus3709

    The Political Class is an outgrowth of the safe and oblivious upper middle class and wealthy class which is totally disconnected from the reality of their homeland.

    This is a fundamental problem and there must be a real solution.

  • John Smith

    Some negroes tried rob a white physician in Mississippi and rape his wife – too bad he was a competition shooter too:


  • LackawannaErie

    Look at who is behind Gatestone. It’s a who’s who of anti-white neocons. GI is part of a new push by neocons to infiltrate and subvert nationalism and the “far right.” Amren should not be linking to articles on neocon sites that are specifically designed to undermine Amren’s goals. You can get information about this issue from legitimate nationalists sources or simply regular newspapers.

  • JohnEngelman

    Social Democrats have a collective death wish. Social Democracy only works in countries where nearly everyone is white. Nevertheless, Social Democrats like to open their countries to inferior races with high crime rates who game the welfare system. The enter the country with nothing to offer in the way of talent and skills. Then they go on welfare and begin to commit crimes against the whites.

    In a column which I wish was typical of liberal insight Paul Krugman wrote, “open immigration can’t coexist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure health care and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global.”

  • Andrew Flanders

    The stench of death is emanating from the great white north.

  • Eagle1212

    The Swedish should be ashamed for even allowing a monarchy to control their daily lives, if the Swedes were smart enough, there would be mess demonstrations in the cities and towns to call for royalty to be abolished and governmental changes. All countries in the world who have this including Sweden better step up.

  • Arit Sen

    Swedish men who protest against immigration are scorned, hated, threatened and branded as “racists” by the media, and if that does not shut them up, they will lose their job, and then job number two, and then job number three, and finally they will be unable to find any job at all.