Sweden tops European rape league - The LocalSweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe - twice as many as "runner up" the UK, a new study shows.
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Researchers behind the EU study, ..conclude that rape appears to be a more common occurrence in Sweden than in continental European countries.
..46 incidents of rape are reported per 100,000 residents.
..double as many as in the UK which reports 23 cases, ..four times that of the other Nordic countries, Germany and France. ..20 times the figure for certain countries in southern and eastern Europe.
..The high incidence of rape in Sweden has a strong connection to nightlife and partying, specifically after-club parties in private homes.
Early sexual debuts, high alcohol consumption, "free sexuality" and the "right to say no" quite simply results in more rapes, the study concludes.
I wonder was it always like this, or has anything changed recently?
EUROPA - Justice and Home Affairs - Daphne II - European Commission