Police registered thousands of abused women

Ingrid Helmius, whose research concerns the police, and the police department at Flemingsberg.

For ten years, police in Stockholm registered thousands of women who have reported being abused and threatened. Swedish Radio News reveals a secret database filled with sensitive information and what could be seen as offensive judgements about the women.

It is the unit working with victims of crime at Stockholm’s Södertörn district that over the past decade has registered 2,000-3,000 women who during that period have reported that they were subjected to domestic abuse.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
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