|The upper line is for victims of "any violence" (16+ years of age), the lower for "assault" (16-79 years of age) (percent).|
|These lines are for "sexual crimes", upper line women, lower line men, and the total in the middle (percent).|
Now some people may say "hey, that doesn't fit with this article I read!". Well, that's because you read a shit article. Any article that uses "reported crimes" for Swedish criminality is utter garbage. Why? Let's take a look at deadly violence - with deadly violence we can relatively easily show the real rate, since dead people are examined for cause of death. Here's a graph about deadly violence in Sweden:
|Number of cases of deaths due to deadly violence in Sweden. Thick line according to reported crimes, lower two lines are cause of death-statistics from hospitals and the Swedish Crime Prevention Council.|
|Amount of reported sexual crimes ("other sexual assault", rape, sexual abuse, indecent exposure).|
|Amount of reported assaults (lower lines against women and against children).|
Of course, if you want to argue that violence in Sweden should have decreased more since the 1980s when considering the lead theory, that's more of an interesting argument, but essentially, very little has changed over the past couple of decades in Sweden, crime-wise.
All data from here.
One extra thing, this is a graph over the number of people treated (per 500 000 people) in hospitals due to violence, with knife and gun violence in separate lines: