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•  Swedish police have estimated that 400 to 600 persons are subjected to human trafficking, primarily in sex trafficking, in Sweden annually.

• 27,200 cases of assault against women in 2010. Also, 333 lethal crimes were reported.

• Destination, source, and, to a lesser extent, a transit country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking.

• Foreign victims of sex trafficking originate from Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Albania, Estonia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Thailand, China, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia.

• Among Swedish nationals, some mentally or physically handicapped individuals reportedly exploited in sexual servitude.

• Government report said 12% of Swedish girls and 4% of Swedish boys in state-run youth care homes sold sex for drugs or money.

• Swedish citizens traveling abroad commit an estimated 4,000-5,000 acts of child sexual exploitation annually.

• 18% of women in Sweden report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 25% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 34% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.


Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011