Number of Drug Offenses and Convictions in Sweden, 2013

Crime, Courts, and Prisons

"According to Sweden’s official criminal statistics for 2013, about 96,200 offences against the Act on Penal Law on Narcotics were reported in 2013, an increase of almost 2% compared to 2012. The number of convictions with drug violations as the main crime decreased by 8% (about 1,910 convictions) compared to 2012. Of the 20,800 convictions in 2013 with a drug offence as the main crime, 13% involved women and 28% adolescents between the ages of 15 and 20. The offences were considered minor in 87% of cases (18,103), not minor in 12% (2,456) and serious in 1% (206), as reported in the 2013 Swedish Official Crime Statistics from the NCCP."

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Swedish National Institute of Public Health. "2014 National Report (2013 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Sweden: New Development and Trends." Östersund: Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2014, p. 34.
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