new study by Swedish newspaper Expressen has found that virtually all of the men convicted for gang rape in 2016 and 2017 have a migrant background.
The study found that 32 of the 43 men sentenced for gang rape are immigrants, with a further eight being born in Sweden but with two parents who were born abroad. A further two offenders were born in Sweden to one immigrant and one Swedish parent, with just one offender born in Sweden to parents who were both born in Sweden.
The research also uncovered how 13 of the offenders had not even reached the age of 18 at the time of the crime. Perpetrators of gang rape were on average 21-years-old.
Despite the figures, Sweden’s crime prevention unit Brå insists that there is no need to conduct a new official government study of immigrant crime, despite it being 13 years since the last one took place.